The Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee Presents Nina Totenberg: "The Supreme Court, Women's Choices and the Law" March 17


Immediate: March 1, 2010Media Contact: Alicia Steger - 

The Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee Presents Nina Totenberg: "The Supreme Court, Women's Choices and the Law" March 17

Garden City, NY – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Nassau Community College is proud to present "The Supreme Court, Women’s Choices and the Law" featuring Nina Totenberg. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the College Center Building.

Nina Totenberg is National Public Radio’s (NPR) award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR’s critically acclaimed newsmagazines "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition". She is also a regular panelist on "Inside Washington", a weekly syndicated public affairs television program produced in Washington, D.C.

Totenberg’s coverage of the Supreme Court and legal affairs has won her widespread recognition. In 1991, her groundbreaking report about Judge Clarence Thomas led the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings to consider Anita Hill’s charges. NPR received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for its coverage — anchored by Totenberg — of both the original hearings and the inquiry into Hill’s allegations, as well as for Totenberg’s reports and exclusive interview with Hill.

In addition, Totenberg was named Broadcaster of the Year and honored with the 1998 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from the National Press Foundation. She is the first radio journalist to receive the award. Totenberg was also the recipient of the American Judicature Society’s first-ever award honoring a career body of work in the field of journalism and the law. Among her other awards are the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton and seven honors from the American Bar Association.

A frequent contributor to newspapers and periodicals, Totenberg has published articles in "The New York Times Magazine", "The Harvard Law Review" and "The Christian Science Monitor", among other publications. 

For more information about "The Supreme Court, Women’s Choices and the Law", please contact Dr. Barbara Horn, Coordinator, NCC Women’s Studies Project, at or 516.572.7082.

About Nassau Community CollegeNassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 23,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education.  More than 60 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island.  As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.  For more information, visit       

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