The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College have formed a strategic alliance to promote their mutual interests in advancing First Amendment freedoms and educational programming.

The effort will include opportunities for shared public events and classes in communications and First Amendment topics. Saint Anselm students can also gain project-based learning experience through this alliance.

The Loeb School will rent space at the Institute on the College’s campus and offer its classes and workshops at the Institute’s location beginning this fall.

Laura Simoes, executive director of the Loeb School, said, “We are excited about new opportunities for our Loeb School students and for Saint Anselm College’s students as we explore ways to offer joint programming, while continuing the Nackey S. Loeb School’s signature education in communications, First Amendment and civics, while building on our work to strengthen journalism’s role in our democracy with partners across New Hampshire and the country.”

Neil Levesque, director of the NH Institute of Politics, called the strategic alliance between the two organizations “a great fit,” saying, “In these days, civic education and freedom of the press are more important to our society than ever. This alliance with the Loeb School connects to our mission to educate, engage, and empower our students and New Hampshire residents to participate in the civic and political life of their local, national and global communities.”