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Pop Music Critic for The New Yorker to Speak at Covenant

The Covenant College Junior Class presents a discussion with Sasha Frere-Jones, the pop-music critic for The New Yorker, on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanderson Hall auditorium.  The event is an informal time of discussion about recent trends in the music industry.  Admission is free.


In the fall 0f 2008, the College's Student Senate, in conjunction with the World Journalism Institute, brought editor and senior staff writer for The New Yorker Hendrik Hertzberg to Covenant's campus to speak.   The Junior Class wanted to host a similar event this spring, and the College's connection with The New Yorker helped to bring Frere-Jones to Covenant.


"It's important for us to be in the loop on what's going on in the political and music scenes, because they're a huge part of what makes our country tick," said James Harrison '10, a student who was instrumental in bringing both Hertzberg and Frere-Jones to Covenant.  "If we're going to be active and engaged with our own culture, then understanding it would be a good idea.  People like Hertzberg and Frere-Jones can help us do that in a lot of ways."


The views expressed by Covenant-sponsored speakers and other College guests do not necessarily represent the views of Covenant College or its constituencies.