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Assistant Professor of Political Science Daniel Gillion measures the political effects of protest movements.Susan Ahlborn
No one doubts that peaceful protest helped advance the Civil Rights movement. But what about more recent political protests, from anti-nuclear groups to the Million Man March to the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street? Do they matter?
Religious Studies graduate student Jonathan Seif looks at changing ideas of charity in medieval Europe.Susan Ahlborn
It’s a time of year when many people are thinking about giving—and, necessarily, about the best ways and places for them to give. But questions like this are not just a modern concern: Religions through the centuries have encouraged charity, and at the same time struggled with how best to care for the poor.
College senior Emily Goshey explores the Philadelphia Muslim culture.Blake Cole
As a double major in Religious Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, concentrating on Arabic and Islamic Studies, Emily Goshey, C’13, was accustomed to immersing herself in other cultures while in the classroom. But as she was exposed to more and more of the curriculum, she realized something was missing.
Associate Professor of Political Science John Lapinski sheds light on the polling process in the last days before the election.Blake Cole
With Election Day less than a week away, politicians, pundits and citizens alike are scrambling for the latest political polls in hopes of any indication as to who might come out on top.
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.
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