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Doctoral student Mara-Cecilia Ostfeld investigates Latino voter identity.Blake Cole
In an effort to help predict trends among the electorate, pundits and pollsters often characterize large portions of voters as belonging to a certain demographic that by and large votes the same.
Associate Professor of Psychology Sara Jaffee investigates early childhood behavior.Blake Cole
All parents have experienced it—the temper tantrum at the grocery store, the tears on the first day of kindergarten. What if there was a way to predict behavioral issues and anticipate intervention methods?
Assistant Professor of Political Science Marc Meredith dissects the 2012 campaigns.Blake Cole and Brea DeFeo
With less than 40 days until millions of Americans cast their vote for the next president of the United States, the electorate is still brimming with questions.
Senior Autumn Patterson Travels the Globe in Preparation for a Career in Foreign Service.Blake Cole
Professors of Economics Dirk Krueger and Jesús Fernández-Villaverde discuss the state of the European economy.Susan Ahlborn
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Thomas Tartaron discusses the evolution of the Olympic Games.Blake Cole
Imagine flipping on the television after a long four years, hungry for Olympic coverage, and after one 192-meter race, the closing ceremony begins. It would be a huge letdown; but in 776 B.C., this single event was the talk of the town, says Thomas Tartaron.
Matt Levendusky provides political insight on factors influencing voters’ decisions.Brea DeFeo
The 2012 election is heating up fast and few are following it as closely as Matt Levendusky, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Kok-Chor Tan examines the intricacies of distributive justice on a global scale.Blake Cole
Bad luck. We’ve all experienced it—the car breakdown on the way to work; the AC sputtering out on the hottest day of the year. Some bad luck isn’t as easy to recover from, though, especially when it veers into the tragic: natural disasters, serious health concerns and crippling poverty.
Undergraduate student James Sadler investigates successful area high schools.Greg Johnson
James Sadler, C’13, is a man with a passion. A political science major with a minor in urban education, Sadler has been engaging with the Philadelphia school system since his freshman year, volunteering in various schools as well as writing an 89-page report that Joseph P.
John MacDonald sheds light on the Trayvon Martin case and the impact it's making on the public.Brea Stover
The Trayvon Martin case is the latest chapter in a difficult story of race, crime and justice in America, as John MacDonald, Associate Professor and Chair of Criminology, will tell you.
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