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Timely political drama plays out on stage

Timely political drama plays out on stage

October 10, 2017

The play, created directly from transcripts, chronicles the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing in which the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is called before the commission.

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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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Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 20, 2017

The more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew, even after he sparked controversies. This is among the many findings from an exhaustive 14-month study of each candidate’s tweets during the 2016 election by researchers Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang .

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Don’t complain that polls were wrong

Don’t complain that polls were wrong

November 14, 2016

Professor of Economics and Bloomberg View columnist Narayana Kocherlakota explains the role of polls—and statistical forecasting in general—as part of the U.S. election process.

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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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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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