Marlboro College


MARLBORO, VT - (April 5, 2010) - Marlboro College will host a free, public lecture, "The Tea Party Movement: Political Activism in the Economic Arena," with Tom and Deneen Borelli at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 12 in Ragle Hall.

The Borelli's, both fellows at the National Center for Public Policy Research, will discuss the circumstances that drove "citizen patriots" off their couches and into rallies and political activism, including bailouts of Wall Street and the automobile industry, TARP, national debt and the general feeling of being ignored by their elected representatives. In addition, they will examine the media's role in how the Tea Party movement has been portrayed

Tom and Deneen Borelli have been active in the tea party movement both locally and nationally. They have spoken at tea party rallies in places such as Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Deneen is also scheduled to speak at the Freedomworks "Tax Day Tea Party" to be held at the Washington Monument grounds on the evening of April 15.

This lecture is supported by the Thomas Thompson Trust, which provides funding for speakers "whose views run counter to the prevailing opinion on campus." Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or

Dr. Thomas Borelli is a senior fellow with The National Center for Public Policy Research and director of its Free Enterprise Project. He is a frequent guest commentator on television programs that include Fox News Channel's "Glenn Beck" and "The O'Reilly Factor;" CNBC's "Squawk Box;" and CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight." He is a regular columnist for and a contributor to the Washington Examiner. Borelli holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Michigan State University and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from New York Medical College. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on cap-and-trade legislation and has served as a science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Deneen Borelli is a Fellow with Project 21, a network of black conservatives which is an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research. She currently serves as an official contributor for Fox News Channel programs, including "Glenn Beck," "Your World with Neil Cavuto," "Hannity" and "Fox and Friends." Deneen has also appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. Her commentaries on the importance of freedom and limited government have been published by newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Baltimore Sun, Washington Examiner and Washington Times. She has also been a frequent speaker at political rallies and events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12 March on D.C. that drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen holds a B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.




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