Political Spectrum: The E-Newsletter of the Department of Political Science

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Political Spectrum

Elections, Olympics, and an Extra Day to Speculate

Vote 2016
Rich Pacelle discusses the leap year phenomena, Summer Olympics, and the 2016 election that keeps political scientists on their game and in the news.

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Graduate Student Spotlight

Lights, Camera, Action!
Although he just completed his first year in our PhD program, Harrison Akins is already having a significant impact on a very timely issue: Muslim communities of Europe.

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Although he just completed his first year in our PhD program, Harrison Akins is already having a significant impact on a very timely issue: Muslim communities of Europe.

Undergraduate Student Spotlight

President, Senator, and Chief Justice?
Diana Howell, a senior with a double major and hopes of making a significant impact on immigration reform is a future alumna who we will openly and loudly brag about.

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Diana Howell

Alumni Spotlight

Rebuilding a Nation
From turning around a failing school system in the heart of our nation’s capital to turning around a failed state, Abdusalam Omer is putting his education to good use.

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Somalia Flag

Faculty Spotlight

One in 20,000
Will Jennings helped set the standards for teaching excellence in our department. His hard work paid off this year.

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Will Jennings receiving the Michael Brintnall Teaching and Learning Award

Department News

Another Grand Slam
Faculty in the Department of Political Science held onto their title and departmental trophy, the Steinhoist, after their victory in the annual faculty versus graduate student softball game.

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softballs and baseballs

Highlights

Awards & Accolades
Faculty News
Undergraduate News
News from the Baker Center
Study Abroad Updates

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