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Banks Testimony Cited in AP, Wash Post Articles on Colorado Lawsuit to Bar Trump From the Ballot

William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, says that once the attack on the Capitol began, Trump had options he did not use. “He should respond to his constitutional responsibilities to protect the security of the United States when there’s an assault on our democratic process,” Banks says of Trump.

November 10, 2023

Montez Cited in Washington Post Article on the Impact of States’ Policies on Life Expectancy

The differences in state policies directly correlate to those years lost, said Jennifer Karas Montez, director of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies and author of several papers that describe the connection between politics and life expectancy.

October 17, 2023

Bendix Speaks to the Washington Post About the Maui Wildfires

Jacob Bendix, professor emeritus of geography and the environment, says the grasses provided “fine fuels that ignite easily” due to their high surface area-to-volume ratio, dense growth patterns and height.

September 12, 2023

McDowell Weighs in on Brazil-China Relationship in Washington Post Article

“When China and Brazil sign an agreement like this, it’s trying to put into place the infrastructure that would make it possible to use China’s currency, but that doesn’t mean that individual firms are going to choose that,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

April 20, 2023

Reeher Quoted in Washington Post Article on Historical Advertisements for the AR-15

As public concerns about crime mounted in the 1980s and 1990s, AR-15 marketers started to adjust their depiction of what was on the receiving end of the barrel. “People, rather than animals, were the target,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “That allows it to be sold more as a self-defense weapon, particularly inside the home.”

March 29, 2023

Montez Quoted in Washington Post Article on Politics, Policy and Increasing Mortality Rates

University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez says “state policy knobs are a lever that we could use to really turn this country around and stop this alarming—just horrible when you think about it—increase in the risk of dying before age 65.”

December 28, 2022

Sharp Discusses the Election of 1800 With the Washington Post

Professor Emeritus James Roger Sharp was quoted in the Washington Post article, "Maryland races could take days to call. The election of 1800 was worse."

July 27, 2022

Coffel Quoted in Washington Post Article on Deadly Heatwaves

Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment, was quoted in the Washington Post article, "When the Weather Gets Hot Enough To Kill."

July 13, 2022

New Graduate Hailey Womer Co-Authors Washington Post Article Based on Honors Thesis

"We couldn’t find religious bias in news coverage of the Supreme Court," co-authored by recent graduate Hailey Womer and Mark Brockway, faculty fellow in political science, was published in the Washington Post.

June 2, 2022

Lovely Quoted in Washington Post Article on Commerce Investigation into Asian Solar Panel Makers

Professor Mary Lovely was quoted in the Washington Post article, "White House alarmed that Commerce probe is ‘smothering’ solar industry."

May 10, 2022

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