MAYDAY! Conference

Executing Justice—Debating Capital Punishment

“Executing Justice—Debating Capital Punishment” was the topic of Gustavus Adolphus College’s 31st annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference to be held Wednesday, May 4, 2011, on the college campus.

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of the critically-acclaimed book, Dead Man Walking, and one of the world’s leading authorities and outspoken critics of capital punishment, opened the daylong conference at 10:00 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The afternoon schedule featured Robert Blecker, professor of law, New York Law School, a nationally recognized retributivist advocate of the death penalty, and the final round of the MAYDAY! Oratory Contest featuring senior high school speech students.

Conference organizers are also planned film screenings, workshops, and other social-action activities.

 

Class Schedule Notice

By action of the faculty, a MAYDAY! lyceum lecture hour has been scheduled for 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Classes that start at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. will meet at the regularly scheduled times. Classes that start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on that day will be shortened to thirty minutes each with ten minutes between classes. Normal scheduling will resume at 1:30 p.m. The revised schedule is as follows:

Normal (start time) Adjusted (start time)

10:30–11:20

11:30–Noon

11:30–12:20

12:10–12:40

12:30–1:20

12:50–1:20