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TCC faculty to attend Senate impeachment trial

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 06:33:39-05

TULSA, Okla. — Some TCC faculty members are getting the chance to watch history unfold in Washington, D.C., as the Senate impeachment trial continues.

The faculty members flew out of Tulsa Tuesday, and on Wednesday, will get a first hand look at the inner workings of the government during the proceedings.

Assistant Professor Sydnee Pockrus is one of three faculty members from TCC getting a chance to sit in on the impeachment trials from the senate gallery, courtesy of Oklahoma Senator James Lankford.

Pockrus, a politicial science professor, remembers watching Clinton’s trial as she was preparing for grad school.

She said she’s excited about the rare opportunity to experience it in person and hopes watching the trial play out live will be beneficial to how she teaches her students.

“I have a class of 30 and none of them are political science majors. I think maybe one," Pockrus said. "So trying to demonstrate to them and put it on their level and make it count and make it relate certainly, it’s a challenge.”

Pockrus’ students are reading through the entire Declaration of Independence and going over the Constitution of the United States of America.

She hopes this will help them better understand the decisions the U.S. government makes not only during the trial but on a daily basis.

All three are expected to fly back Thursday.

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