You would be hard pressed to find a speaker as articulate or passionate about what they have to say as Carol Moseley Braun. Her successes may have something to do with her excellent upbringing. Her father was a master dialectician who could speak several languages and also found time to play seven instruments. Her mother was a medical technician. Braun has been involved in civil service since 1973. Since then she has held many positions such as U.S. Senator of Illinois and Ambassador to New Zealand. More recently, Braun has stepped down from the presidential race.She is very liberal and truly committed to correcting many ills of the American government. A quote on her Web site reads “I am prepared to fight for you and with you to revive the American dream of freedom and opportunity. Together we will break down barriers. Together we will rebuild and restore our country. And together we will give ourselves the greatest gift of all: an America we can be proud of.”Her innovative ideas for health care reform would serve to ease much of the suffering in our nation and lessen the gap between the haves and the have nots.Braun set a new record in her bid for the presidency by making it onto the primary ballot in 20 states. This is more than any other woman running for president.Professor of Political Science Valeria Sinclair-Chapman said “The visit is a wonderful event for this campus. Carol Moseley Braun is a dynamic speaker – students who come will learn something.” Topics that Braun will be covering include the deficit, foreign trade, and health care.The speech is called “Opening the Doors of Politics: African Americans and Minorities” and will start at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for faculty and staff and for other students with ID and free for undergraduate students with ID. Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and will also be available at the door.Goldner can be reached at

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