"For [Elise] Stefanik, she is betting that the district will distinguish and appreciate the nuance of her approach toward the president— of supporting at a distance, in order to help with the district," says Professor of Political Science Grant Reeher.
"Perez Williams has higher name recognition than [Dana] Balter due to her previous run for mayor. She also has the support of the national party organization. But this is the kind of race in which the actual result might not match polling," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.
Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, says that typically when a vice president comes to town, it's significant and a way for Republicans to raise money and create a buzz. He adds that these visit are "a signal that the establishment Republicans are behind his [the vice president's] candidacy."
Corri Zoli, research assistant professor of political science, says we should approach the developments on North Korea's non-nuclear status with a "healthy dose of skepticism" based on Kim Jong Un's past broken promises.
William C. Banks, professor emeritus, of public administration and international affairs, spoke with several media outlets about the Nunes memo, how the FISA process works, and what the controversy means for the Trump presidency and the U.S. intelligence community.
"New York City and the surrounding region is a much bigger stage, so political figures emerging from there are often already statewide and even national figures because of that," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.
Corri Zoli, researcj assistant professor of political science, says that the missile shows "that Kim Jong Un is going to poke the bear [Donald Trump]." She adds, "in ordinary times, you wouldn't see this kind of desperate measure on the part of North Korea," but that North Korea is trying to "push this particular president as far as they can."
Corri Zoli, director of research for the Institute for Security Policy and Law, says that "governments who are proactive," such as in New York City, have physical barriers as a necessary step to slow down vehicular terror attacks.
Alex Lynch '16 B.A. (PSc/CCE) proposed bringing more security cameras to the city streets around the University to make the area safer for current students, as his research revealed that 82% of students do not feel safe off campus. Lynch raised $94,000 from landlords and student associations to buy and install security cameras in a heavily populated student neighborhood and proposed eight sites for cameras to be installed, with the majority to be placed on Euclid Avenue.