Arianna Huffington Addresses Stony Brook University After Think Magazine Wins Nationwide Contest

Arianna HuffingtonStony Brook (NY) –– Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, spoke at Stony Brook University on Monday October 25, 2010 at the main stage of the Staller Center for Performing Arts.

The event is sponsored by Think Magazine, Stony Brook University’s progressive, student-run publication. Think Magazine was selected as a winner in a nationwide contest to host Arianna Huffington as she travels the country on a promotional tour for her latest book, Third World America.

“We’re incredibly excited to be given this opportunity to host Arianna,” said Think Magazine Executive Editor Katie Watt. “She’s one of the biggest names in journalism, in politics and in pop culture.”

Huffington appeared on stage with moderator Howard Schneider, the Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. A 45-minute conversation was followed by a question and answer segment, and Huffington signed copies of her book before attending an invite-only reception sponsored by the Political Science Department at Stony Brook University.

Think Magazine was selected as one of 15 finalists out of more than 200 nominees nationwide to host Arianna Huffington. Over 440,000 votes were cast in less than a week of voting, and Think Magazine was one of three winners.

When: October 25, 2010 at 8:00pm
Where: Staller Center for Performing Arts, Stony Brook University
Who: Open to all students and community members on a first come, first served basis.
MEDIA: This event is open to members of the press. During the event, still photography only. Arianna will be available backstage to credentialed press for questions following the event. For credentials, please call (631) 320-8446 or email events@thinksb.com.
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Think Magazine is a student-run, progressive publication at Stony Brook University. It is one of over 60 publications affiliated with Campus Progress. Its site thinksb.com was selected as the 2009 Best Publication Website in the country, and it is the only publication in the SUNY system to partner with Huffington Post College.