Single Bullet: Arlen Specter and the Warren Commission Investigation of the JFK Assassination
Creative Team: John Alberto, Annelise Babula, Brian Corcodilos, Ryan Doll, Tim Edling, Edwin Figueroa, Robert Garcia, Chris Jablonski, Taylor Klemm, Christina Minopoli, Nikos Nasis, Theodore Nicholas, Scott Rose, Henry Thomas, Shannon Mackenzie Watt, and Lauren Yager
A multidisciplinary team of Philadelphia University students, faculty and staff conceived of, designed, fabricated and installed this timely exhibition to showcase Senator Arlen Specter’s seminal role in the Warren Commission investigation of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the J.F.K. assassination and depicts Senator Arlen Specter’s (1930–2012) selection, participation, and unique contributions to the Warren Commission’s activities and final report, with special focus on the “single bullet theory or conclusion,” and associated long-term controversy.
This complex, collaborative, interdisciplinary year-long project (including Architecture, Graphic Design Communication, Law and Society students), produced during the Academic Year 2012–2013, crossed all three Colleges at Philadelphia University (College of Architecture and the Built Environment; Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce; College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts), as well as support services including the Paul J. Gutman Library and the Design Center at Philadelphia University. This exhibition is the first project of what will be many public and scholarly activities of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Policy at Philadelphia University. The project was produced in the Philadelphia University Design Workshop course and the Architecture Design Build course and was supported by a generous grant from the PNC Foundation.