Scholar Visits Westminster
Melich is the first Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar Westminster has had in nearly 12 years.
"We're re-doing, we're re-upping the program again. We used to do it and now we are doing it again. From a selection process of the Student Government Association, staff, faculty, and students, some other student groups, then we picked Tanya to come," Harlow said.
Melich will lecture on the treatment of women in various societies and a wide range of other political topics.
"We need to learn about the outside world and figure out how we are going to get along with each other and hopefully keep the peace," Melich said.
But students said her presence may also be important in helping educate people on issues in the upcoming election.
"She has a lot of experience in the political field, and this is a great time to have somebody like that at Westminster given the mid-term elections Nov. 7. Somebody who can really relay information from both sides," Harlow said.
Melich will teach and lecture at Westminster throughout the week. A lecture was originally scheduled for Monday at the Westwood Coffeehouse in Fulton at 7:00 p.m., but Melich changed the time to 6:30 p.m. to avoid competing with the World Series.