Campus Briefs

MTV coming to Quad to talk to students about politics

Representatives from MTV will be on the Quad on Tuesday to get student opinions on the presidential elections, which will give students a chance to show their support for their favorite candidates in the 2004 election.

Both the College Democrats and College Republicans will be participating at the event on Tuesday, and an array of students in shirts, signs, banners and buttons of presidential candidates is expected.

"This is a very exciting opportunity," said Noah Black, president of the College Democrats. "MTV has had huge emphasis on our culture, and hopefully it will bring a lot of popularity to AU."

Specific times have not been announced yet.


Professor to discuss "Media Power in Central America"

Rick Rockwell, assistant professor in the School of Communication, will be signing and discussing his new book "Media Power in Central America," which explores the media and democratic landscape in Central America, today in the Gianni Lounge (Mary Graydon 200) at 7 p.m.

The book, released last year, was co-written with Noreene Janus, communications for development advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Academy for Educational Development.

The book looks at specific problems, including corruption, censorship, media systems and the effect of the guerrilla wars in countries

that include Nicaragua, El Salavador and Guatemala, among others. It also challenges the notion that the media hurt the process of democratization of Central American after the 1990s conflicts.

Rockwell has spent more than two decades working in the media, from reporting, producing and news managing to contributing to various publications about democracy, elections and media in Latin America.


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