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C-SPAN Bus Comes to Campus

C-SPAN Bus ("Interactive Multimedia Presentation Center") will visit the Russell Sage campus and be open for tours from 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, September 13th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: 1st Street (in front of Bush Memorial), Troy Campus

Contact: Shannon Ballard Gorman, 244-3142,, Office of Communications & PR

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Don't Miss the Bus!

From 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., the 45-foot C-SPAN bus will open its doors to students, faculty as well as the public, on 1st Street, near Bush Memorial Center, at the corner of Congress Street in Troy. An interactive, multimedia presentation center, it includes touch-screen access to C-SPAN’s vast video library, interactive quizzes on American leaders and the political process and ways to connect with C-SPAN via social media. The bus is currently touring the country to promote C-SPAN’s second season of First Ladies: Influence and Image, which begins this fall.

C-SPAN’s First Ladies: Influence and Image episode on October 21 will focus 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, calling her "one of the ablest, most energetic and most versatile women in public life today." 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 the Sage Board of Trustees. She resigned a year later, citing her growing responsibilities at the United Nations.