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CLS Brings Big Names to Campus

Ari Shapiro Comes to Campus

National Public Radio White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro is the latest in a long line of respected College Lecture Series (CLS) speakers who have enlightened audiences at College of DuPage. He shared his political insights recently at the McAninch Arts Center. 

Shapiro, who focuses on national security and legal affairs, was NPR’s Justice Department Correspondent for five years before taking on the White House assignment in 2010. He has covered some of the most significant court cases in recent history, and has investigated and broken stories related to the government’s approach to counterterrorism, detention and interrogation policies.

The CLS, which began as the Honors Lecture Series in 1987, has featured well-known speakers like Helen Thomas, Arun Gandhi, Anna Quindlen, Richard Leakey, Michael York, Sister Helen Prejean, Stephen Gould and many others.

Future plans for the CLS are to present one speaker in the fall selected by a committee, and one in the spring selected and presented in collaboration with Student Life and Alter Ego Productions, a student club.

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Ron Lemme College Lecture Series Fund (College of DuPage Foundation) are the two main sponsors of the series.

Stay up to date on the CLS through the McAninch Arts Center website,, or call the MAC ticket office, (630) 942-4000.


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