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February 14, 2019

In the Media

In a Time magazine piece, Vanessa B. Beasley, Vanderbilt University, explained why she thought this year’s State of the Union address would be anything but routine.

In an opinion piece on, Richard Cherwitz, University of Texas at Austin, weighs in on why Congress should wait until all facts are gathered before deciding on impeachment.

In an article in the Boston Globe, Brooke Erin Duffy, Cornell University, discusses what happens when entrepreneurs themselves become the social media "influencers."

Katherine Haenschen, Virginia Tech, discusses her research on how digital ads helped increase millennial voter participation in a Dallas municipal election in an article on

Leslie Hahner, Baylor University; Heather Suzanne Woods, Kansas State University; Damien Pfister, University of Maryland; Kellie Marin, Penn State University; Alex McVey, Kansas State University; Paul Johnson, University of Pittsburgh; and Atilla Hallsby, University of Minnesota, discuss recent Mueller investigation developments in a Citizens Critics article.

On a BYU Radio segment, Jeff Niederdeppe, Cornell University, says that the graphic warnings on cigarette packages significantly reduce smoking.

Mitchell McKinney, University of Missouri, had research featured in a FiveThirtyEight article on how individuals oftentimes shift their candidate choices after watching a debate. 

In a New Castle News article, Shawn Parry-Giles, University of Maryland, examines 2018 political ads to understand how women defined their candidacies and qualifications for office.

In a Washington Post article, Edward Schiappa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dana L. Cloud, Syracuse University; Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A&M; and Rosa A. Eberly, Penn State, comment on President Trump’s rhetorical use of non-denial denials.

In Transition

Bill Eadie, San Diego State University, retired as of the end of the 2018 fall semester.


Andrew Spieldenner received the Michael Lynch Award for Service of the GL/Q Caucus of Modern Language Association, which, in Eve Sedgwick’s words, serves “to publicize and celebrate—and as widely as possible—the range, the forms, the energy, and the history of queer activism by academics.”