President Jimmy Carter at Oglethorpe University – Feb. 16

Oglethorpe University continued its 175th anniversary celebration by welcoming President Jimmy Carter to its campus on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Conant Performing Arts Center.

President Carter held a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the work of the Carter Center and to answer questions from the audience. His grandchildren, Sarah ’06 and Josh Carter, offered introductions, and the recipient of the Carter Scholarship at Oglethorpe University was announced.  The event was part of Oglethorpe’s Rikard Lecture Series and was open to the public.

The previous evening (on Presidents Day!), Oglethorpe University hosted a screening of Man from Plains (2007), a Jonathan Demme documentary about the 39th U.S. President and his book tour for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.  The movie was shown Monday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Lupton Hall Auditorium. The event was free and open to all.

 

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