These speakers represent the spectrum of national figures who lectured on campus and interacted with students in the classroom this spring.

Nader Ralph Nader, four-time presidential candidate, lectured to a nearly packed Cordiner Hall and spoke with students in an environmental studies class in May. Nader, a longtime environmental activist, was a force in establishing the nation’s clean air and water acts and the Environmental Protection Agency.

MacLean Bethany McLean, former investment banker turned investigative journalist, helped break the Enron scandal. She presented the Hosokawa Journalism Lecture and met with the Pioneer newspaper staff in March.

Alexie Sherman Alexie, poet and author of short stories about life on a contemporary Indian reservation, lectured on campus in April as part of the Visiting Writers Reading Series.