The C-SPAN bus visited Russell Sage College on its national tour to promote the series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” Students, faculty and even high school students from the community got to tour the interactive multimedia presentation center.
The October 21 episode of “First Ladies” focused on Eleanor Roosevelt – who has historic ties to Russell Sage College:
- In the 1920s, Eleanor Roosevelt gave a speech at a Russell Sage student assembly.
- In 1929, Sage awarded Roosevelt its first-ever honorary degree. Her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was governor of New York state at the time.
- In 1941, as First Lady, she returned to Sage for its 25th anniversary celebration, attending Convocation and presenting honorary degrees.
- In 1945, Roosevelt was appointed to Sage’s Board of Trustees, though she resigned a year later due to her growing responsibilities at the United Nations.
New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, New York State Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy and New York State Senator Kathy Marchione participated in a panel discussion about public service and issues facing women in office.
In conjunction with the C-SPAN visit, Time Warner Cable joined Russell Sage College to host New York State Senators Kathy Marchione and Cecilia Tkaczyk and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, who discussed their public service and issues facing women in office. Click here to watch the the archived discussion.