Postponing Liberian Journalist Lecture

Many people are aware that we have postponed a lecture by Liberian journalist Wade C.L. Williams previously scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23.  The reason this lecture was postponed is simple — Williams was traveling directly from Liberia to the U.S. and would have been within the 21-day monitoring period that the CDC recommends.  The safety of our students is of primary concern and if the CDC suggests waiting 21 days to see if any symptoms develop, we feel it is important to heed that warning.  We did not want to lose out on this educational opportunity, so we were able to secure The Washington Post journalist Todd Frankel to join us for our events this week.  Frankel has covered the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but has well-surpassed the 21-day monitoring period having returned from his travels Sept. 1.  

We hope you will join us for the public lecture Frankel will give as he shares his experiences Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. In addition to his public lecture, Frankel will also participate in a panel of journalists for the McGill Symposium with a pre-selected group of Grady College students Oct. 22.  Antonio Mora, host of “Consider This” on Al Jazeera America, remains the speaker of the McGill Lecture Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in Room #250 of the Miller Learning Center.  

We look forward to inviting Williams to join us in the future so we can learn from her valuable insights. 

— Charles N. Davis, Dean

Date: October 20, 2014