Join Tisch College for a conversation with Assistant Coach of the N.B.A.’s Memphis Grizzlies and Tufts alumna, Sonia Raman, J96. The first female N.B.A. assistant coach of Indian origin, Raman was previously the head women’s basketball coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 12 seasons, where she still remains the coach with the most wins in the program’s history. She led the M.I.T. Engineers to win the program’s first two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships in 2018 and 2019 and reached the championship game in 2020. Raman herself played basketball while a student at Tufts and later returned to campus as assistant coach of the women’s basketball team. Prior to her coaching career, Raman, a Boston College Law School grad, worked for the federal Labor Department and for an investment firm in the risk and compliance division. She was previously selected to serve on the Coaches Council for the Alliance of Women Coaches, an organization dedicated to leading the field of women coaches, at all levels, by providing support, resources, events and programs which address the needs and interests of its members.
This event is cosponsored by Tufts Athletics and the Office of Alumni Engagement. This event series is generously supported by Susan and Alan Solomont.
Fulfilling the “Constitutional” Right to Vote: Election Reform, Voter Suppression & the Electoral College with Pam Wilmot, Vice President of State Operations for Common Cause
Thursday, September 23 5 PM ET
Constitution Day honors our founding charter and its promise of freedom and participatory democracy. But the realities of the document and the history surrounding it fall far short of that lofty goal. Today we are at a crossroads, with a strong movement to both effectively expand the franchise and to shrink access to voting by implementing new barriers to political participation. Join Pam Wilmot, Vice President of State Operations at Common Cause, for a discussion of some promising new reforms—the National Popular Vote movement, which is close to providing an equal voice for all voters when electing a President, S1/HR1 the For the People Act in Congress, and state-based reforms—along with the backlash of voter suppression, disinformation, and sham election reviews.
This event is sponsored by the Political Science Department, JumboVote, Tisch College, Office of the President, the Civic Studies Program and the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.