Tag: political science

Jess Kelly Wants Women to Run

November 4, 2019

As the centennnial of the 19th Amendment approaches, Jessica Kelly ’08 (CLAS) is chief of staff at Running Start, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that trains young women to run for public office.

Stepping up the Science of Street Protests

October 23, 2019

A surge in street protests in the past three years spurred UConn’s Jeremy Pressman and colleagues to outline the challenges and limitations associated with studying them on a large scale.

Trump’s Fight to Count U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens: 5 Questions Answered

August 9, 2019

Citizens and non-citizens alike use the roads, schools and the rest of the public infrastructure. By not including non-citizens, some states could receive fewer federal funds, writes Jeffrey Ladewig of political science.

First Things First: Why I Study Political Science

April 8, 2019

In a new video series, UConn students share what first shaped and inspired them to declare their current major.

Education Abroad: Anna Zarra Aldrich ’20, London, England

April 5, 2019

People ‘asked me a lot of questions about American politics and we talked a lot about Brexit. Working and meeting with different people was a huge part of the experience,’ says Anna Zarra Aldrich ’20 (CLAS).

Op-ed: Mexico Wants Internet for All. That Could Reduce Poverty

November 26, 2018

The roughly 50 million people who remain offline are also generally the country’s poorest residents, writes Jack J. Barry of UConn political science.

Coveted Class: Politics of Crime and Justice

November 9, 2018

Kimberly Bergendahl wants students to see how the law works in real life, so she introduced community-based service programs to her curriculum, including the opportunity to tutor inmates at a correctional institution.

The Morning After: Political Scientists on the 2018 Election

November 8, 2018

‘People campaigned as friends or opponents of Donald Trump. There is something for everyone to be happy about and not happy about,’ said political science professor Ron Schurin at a post-midterm panel.

Latino Voters Concerned About More than Immigration

October 22, 2018

‘If you took a survey of Latinos and asked what is their most concerning issue, education and the economy would be in the top five,’ says political scientist Beth Ginsberg.

Post-Filibuster: Confirming a Supreme Court Nominee in the New Era

July 25, 2018

Political scientist David Yalof discusses the process of selecting a Supreme Court Justice now that established norms have changed.

UConn Survey: Local Hurricane Evacuees Need Basic Necessities

July 17, 2018

Housing issues and insufficient food are the most critical needs facing hurricane-displaced families from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands that are now living in Connecticut, according to UConn’s Charles R. Venator-Santiago.