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Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

February 22, 2019

Three teams of Rochester graduates and current students have reached the regional finals of the world’s largest social entrepreneurship competition.

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When the federal debt hits $22 trillion

When the federal debt hits $22 trillion

February 19, 2019

Professor and campaign finance expert David Primo appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss the importance of the national debt, which has hit levels not seen since the aftermath of World War II.

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White fans like white NFL players more and black players less since anthem protests

White fans like white NFL players more and black players less since anthem protests

January 22, 2019

Writing in the Washington Post political scientist Bethany Lacina shows how the gap in the popularity of black and white NFL players with white fans has increased since 2016.

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Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

January 4, 2019

In a recent experiment, a group of political scientists has found that when choosing a candidate, party affiliation outweighs a candidate’s policy positions and their support for democratic norms for both Democrats and Republicans surveyed.

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Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

December 10, 2018

Colleagues and friends are remembering William (Ted) Bluhm, a political theorist who served on the University faculty for nearly 40 years and whose work on political philosophy and ethics endures.

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Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

December 5, 2018

Henry Carpender ’20, left, and Beatriz Gil ’19 were elected last spring as Students’ Association presidents for the College and the Eastman School of Music.

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Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

October 29, 2018

A Twitter spat ended up causing a science fiction writer to lose his job. Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina used data science to show how the incident was in part fueled by bots and “sockpuppets.”

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Game theorist Scott Tyson puzzles over what makes autocrats successful

Game theorist Scott Tyson puzzles over what makes autocrats successful

October 29, 2018

A new assistant professor of political science, Tyson has been studying political accountability in nondemocratic environments where government officials are sanctioned by nonelectoral institutions.

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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

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