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Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

January 19, 2018

In a new research report, professor David Primo argues that there’s a disconnect between what the public believe about campaign finance law and the reality, and that many popular reform proposals unlikely to bring the desired results.

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Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

October 17, 2017

The third Bright Line Watch survey, co-authored by Rochester political scientist Gretchen Helmke, focuses on the health of U.S. democratic institutions and compares the results from thousands of political professionals with the general public.

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Talking politics in an age of division

Talking politics in an age of division

June 12, 2017

David Primo, for the past few years, has been promoting “agreeable disagreement” through organized panels on hot-button issues, bringing proponents of diverse viewpoints together to engender thoughtful discussion.

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Projects for Peace grant winners to help expand voter turnout in Liberia

Projects for Peace grant winners to help expand voter turnout in Liberia

April 13, 2017

For one week in July, Emmanuel Gweamee ’20 and Aime Laurent Twizerimana ’20 will visit the Liberian capital of Monrovia to teach voting-age young people with disabilities about their civic responsibilities, with the help of a Davis Projects for Peace grant worth $10,000.

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Political scientists nationwide voice concerns about Trump presidency

Political scientists nationwide voice concerns about Trump presidency

November 7, 2016

In an effort spearheaded by Rochester faculty, more than 300 political scientists from across the United States have signed a statement voicing their collective concern about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Voices of an election

Voices of an election

November 7, 2016

For faculty and students, the 2016 election season has been an experience in teaching and learning. Hear from voices on campus about the issues, campaigns, and lessons from this remarkable year.

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American Elections class zeroes in on Clinton, Trump matchup

American Elections class zeroes in on Clinton, Trump matchup

November 4, 2016

As a freshman, Skylar Cerbone ’20 normally wouldn’t take Lynda Powell’s intermediate course, American Elections, this fall. But Cerbone didn’t want to wait. “It’s a presidential election year,” the political science major says. “I had to take this class now. It’s too important not to.”

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When campaign ads go low, it often works

When campaign ads go low, it often works

November 3, 2016

“Negative campaigning has been around as long as campaigning,” says Simon Business School professor Mitchell Lovett. “It stays around because it works.”

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Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

November 1, 2016

Through letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, and banners, the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation gives a rich voice to the history of women’s suffrage.

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Among University students, political engagement takes different forms

Among University students, political engagement takes different forms

November 1, 2016

According to a national study, Rochester students voted in the 2012 presidential election at a similar rate to the national average — at around 42 percent. This year, students share their students of how they have become engaged in what for most will be their first political contest.

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