Former senator visits Florham Campus


snowe1Above: Former Senator Olympia Snowe, President Sheldon Drucker, and Dan Cassino, associate professor of political science. (Photo by W. Scott Giglio)

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine visited Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus on Thursday, January 8; to meet with President Drucker and members of the University’s President’s Advisory Board, faculty and staff, before her scheduled evening lecture at NJPAC in Newark, N.J., as part of FDU’s New Jersey Speakers Series.
Before an exclusive Q&A session with Senator Snowe, guests participated in an interactive lecture presented by Associate Professor of Political Science Dan Cassino on the subject of bi-partisan politics entitled “Fixing Gridlock in Washington.”
Snowe, a moderate Republican from Augusta, Maine, served for 18 years in the U.S. Senate. She previously served for 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and she was the youngest Republican woman in Congress when she was first elected at age 31 in 1978.

snowe 2Above: Senator Snowe answers questions about her experiences in government.

snowe 3Above: Dan Cassino, associate professor of political science, presenting on Washington gridlock.