On June 27, 2015, following the race-related murder of nine people in a Charleston church shooting, Bree Newsome scaled a 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina statehouse and pulled down the Confederate flag.
“In the name of Jesus, this flag has to come down,” she said as she descended. “You come against me with hatred and oppression and violence. I come against you in the name of God. This flag comes down today.”
The assistant treasurer and assistant controller for Marquette Savings Bank will discuss the challenges of operating a community bank when the Finance Speaker Series returns to Penn State Behrend on Monday, Feb. 13.
As a child, Mark Brazaitis never hesitated when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up.
“I didn’t have posters of rock bands on my bedroom walls. I had pictures of Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, and Fyodor Dostoevsky,” Brazaitis said in a 2012 interview. “Yes, I was strange. But to do what they had done — create such vibrant and potent worlds between book covers — was something to aspire to.”