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News Ronald Shaiko to Speak on the Tea Party Movement, the Republican Party and the 2012 Elections

Marlboro, VT – (January 24, 2012) – Marlboro College will present a lecture by Ronald Shaiko, author and associate director of research at Dartmouth College, at 7:00 pm on Monday, February 6, in Ragle Hall. The event is free and open to the public. 

Shaiko will discuss the genesis of the Tea Party Movement and the movement’s impact on the 2010 elections, on Congress through the Tea Party Caucus, and on the Republican Party during the ongoing elections. His appearance is funded by the Thomas Thompson Trust, which each year brings to campus “a knowledgeable and articulate speaker who espouses a view that is counter to the prevailing mood and opinion of the student body with regard to a controversial topic of the day.”

Shaiko is senior fellow and associate director for curricular and research programs at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College. An author and editor, he has co-edited The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying and Policymaking in Washington, written numerous journal articles and book chapters, and produced more than a dozen program assessments of the U.S. government agencies.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying 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. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master’s degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.

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