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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
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 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.
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.
Social scientist Jere Behrman gives an inside look at his work outside the classroom.Brea Stover and Rachel Witte
When not in the classroom, Jere Behrman, the William R. Kenan, Jr.
Anthropologist Theodore Schurr studies the connection between Native Americans and the Altai population.Mark Wolverton
The idea that the Americas were originally settled by Asian people migrating to North, and eventually South America across the Bering Strait, has been conclusively established by more than a century of extensive archaeological work. But recent decades have provided scientists with powerful new investigative tools to confirm this hypothesis.
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