(Buffalo, N.Y.) — SUNY Buffalo State held a series of teach-in sessions this semester, which were open to students and faculty, to discuss the first 100 days of the Donald Trump administration.
The interdisciplinary series was entitled “The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration” and was hosted by the Public Administration and Political Science departments.
Each discussion featured a new topic that was taught by a different professor to keep the material fresh.
For example, Kenneth Stone, a lecturer of public administration, taught the discussion held April 3 that focused on Trump’s fiscal policies.
Past topics in the series included illegal immigration, foreign policy, the Supreme Court and health care.
Stone said the teach-ins are intended to give people an in-depth look at what was to come in the first few months of the Trump administration.
“One of the problems in dealing with fiscal issues is it takes a while to explain them and that people, if they don’t fully understand it well enough to make an informed decision, sometimes we might not make good choices,” said Stone.
The discussions also give students a chance to engage in debates and learn more about what is happening in our country, he said.
“Hopefully, to raise their level of awareness, perhaps to use their BS detector, because there is a lot of conflicting things that are out there and being able to better sift through that and really get an idea where things are heading.”
The final teach-in of the series will be held May 10 at the Campbell Student Union.