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Events 2021-2022

August 10, Tuesday (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Freshmen Roosevelt Orientation. We will familiarize the group with goals and resources for freshman year, and beyond. Get to know Director Elise Jaffe and each other. The orientation will be followed by distribution of a new podcast produced by upper level classmen, and a quick survey. Link will be sent under separate cover.

September 3, Friday (3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.) All Roosevelt Fall Welcome. The Roosevelt Student Advisory Council will introduce themselves, and speak about both their plans for the coming year, and upcoming recruitment efforts for new sophomore and junior Advisory Council members. The group will provide tips and answer questions for new freshmen. Break out sessions will follow. Please RSVP at THIS LINK. The room will open 15 minutes early for a prompt 3:30 start. Please note: We will also anticipate subsequent group meetings by Cohort Year for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with an eye towards catching up together, and specialty planning for each cohort year. We will also have appointment campaigns so that I can hear all of your exciting news from the summer so please stay tuned.

September 10, Friday (9:45 a.m. - 10:450 a.m.) Albany Politics with Zachary Fink, NY1 News. After watching the COVID crisis unfold over the past year, and the scandals that resulted in the resignation of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, there can be no doubt that state leadership and state politics matters. In this discussion, hear about the current big issues in NYS - the new governor in town, the new push for ethics and transparency in Albany, the end of state emergency powers, the future of the MTA, and how redistricting may impact the 2022 election. This forum will be driven by your questions. Our guest is also happy to discuss his career path. Take a look at City & State and local news outlets to get up-to-date quickly on the scene in Albany. Please RSVP at THIS LINK. The room will open 15 minutes early for a prompt 9:45 start.

  • Zack Fink covers Albany for NY1 News, the 24-hour cable station in New York City. Prior to that he covered politics in New Jersey for 13 years, his final three as State House Correspondent for New Jersey Network, the former PBS station.

September 17, Friday (9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.) Discussion of New York Criminal Justice Reform: An Assessment with Rafael A. Mangual, Manhattan-Institute. Rafael Mangual is a senior fellow and head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. He has authored and coauthored a number of MI reports and op-eds on issues ranging from urban crime and jail violence to broader matters of criminal and civil justice reform. His work has been featured and mentioned in a wide array of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, New York Post, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and City Journal. Mangual has also made a number of national and local television and radio appearances on outlets such as Fox News, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg Radio. In 2020, he was appointed to serve a four-year term as a member of the New York State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Please RSVP at THIS LINK. The room will open 15 minutes early for a prompt 9:45 start.


TBD Halloween Meet Up

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TBD Thanksgiving Meet Up

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