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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 9, 2004

(Mahwah) — Jonathan Alter, a senior editor at Newsweek, will give a presentation, The American Presidency in War and Peace,” on Wednesday, October 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater located in the Berrie Center on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey. The event, sponsored by the College’s Office of Student Activities as part of its Platinum Series, is open to the public.

For more than a decade, Alter has written a widely acclaimed Newsweek column that examines politics, media, and social and global issues. He is the originator and author of the magazine’s weekly Conventional Wisdom Watch,” which uses up, down, and sideway arrows to measure and lampoon the news.

The 2004 campaign marks the sixth election that Alter has covered for Newsweek. He frequently interviews American presidents and other world leaders, and has authored cover stories this year on President George Bush, Howard Dean and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Over the years, he has written extensively about patriotism, anti-Semitism, weapons of mass destruction, at-risk children, former President Bill Clinton’s legacy and a wide variety of other issues.

For more information, call 201.684.7553.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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