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Tag: Department of Political Science

When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

June 10, 2019

Rochester political scientist David Primo discussed corporate political activity during his apperance on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom.

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Free speech and trigger warnings

Free speech and trigger warnings

April 25, 2019

On college campuses, where safe spaces and free inquiry often coexist, do trigger warnings protect students or hinder free speech? This episode of the University’s Quadcast podcast takes on the growing debate.

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Conservative audiences no less interested in <em>Captain Marvel</em>

Conservative audiences no less interested in Captain Marvel

March 18, 2019

“The myth that female- or minority-led films struggle at the box office has been debunked again,” writes Bethany Lacina, an associate professor of political science, in an analysis for the Washington Post.

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Watching for ‘bright lines’ during the Trump presidency

Watching for ‘bright lines’ during the Trump presidency

March 12, 2019

In a study spanning the first 18 months of the Donald Trump presidency, the non-partisan Bright Line Watch research group found large areas of agreement as to what constitutes critical democratic principles, but little agreement over which have been violated.

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Rochester student selected for public policy fellowship

Rochester student selected for public policy fellowship

March 4, 2019

Political science major Jin Seokjin Kim ’20 (T5) has been selected for the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship program at the University of California, Berkeley.

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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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