February 12, 2001
George Stephanopoulos spoke to a standing room only crowd in the Albright Auditorium, with overflow audience members in adjacent rooms, viewing on closed curcuit TV. Upon his arrival in Rochester, he was greeted by Hobart and William Smith students Renee Conklin '02 and Tim Mooney '04, President Gearan, and the Rochester media. In his address, he spoke about his experiences in the White House and on ABC News, and strongly encouraged students to become active in the political arena if they wanted to effect positive change. For more information about Mr. Stephanopoulos, click here:"An Inside View of Politics, the Presidency, and the Press". The talk was also broadcast live on WEOS-FM, 89.7, and can be viewed online. The Finger Lakes Times did a story titled "Closeup view of election; Former White House aide speaks at HWS" and the Daily Messenger did a story titled "Former Clinton aide speaks in Geneva" for their February 13 issues. Political insider George Stephanopoulos has more than 10 years first-hand knowledge of the events that shaped history on Capitol Hill and in the White House. From his days as a top Congressional aide to House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and others, to his role as senior adviser, key campaign strategist, and communications director during the Clinton administration, Stephanopoulos has helped develop virtually all major policy initiatives over the last decade.