Month: April 2014

Discussion offers different perspectives on women, politics

A roundtable was held at the Howard Baker Center Auditorium on Thursday, April 10, discussing women in politics. Guest speakers included Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Melanie Hughes (University of Pittsburgh), Tracy Osborn (University of Iowa), Jana Morgan (UTK), Leslie Schwindt-Bayer (Rice University), and Sarah Fulton (Texas A&M), all discussing reasons why women are just now starting to rise in politics. One reason used by almost every speaker was because women are more risk-averse, thus the women encourages all who are interested in politics to get involved now.