Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist who helped many slaves to freedom, will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill—a decision prompted by the desire to recognize others who have played a significant role in American history, according to a UT expert.
Department of Political Science News
After Super Tuesday in Tennessee, the state’s influence in the 2016 presidential election is pretty much over. The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with Anthony Nownes, professor of political science, about Tennessee’s impact in what is shaping up to be a contentious race for the White House.
Republicans may very well head to their national convention this summer without a clear presidential nominee—a situation that could prompt deal-making and potentially weaken the party, according to UT experts.
With election season underway, Richard Pacelle, Jr. has weighed in on a number of election-related issues and trends.
A group of students organized Voterpalooza this week to help their peers learn about candidates and public policy issues. WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured the event.
New Hampshire may be ground zero this week in the race for the White House, but in three weeks Tennessee voters will help pick their parties’ nominees for president. The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Anthony Nownes, a professor of political science, for a story about the presidential race.
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding faculty with awards in diversity leadership, advising, teaching, research, academic outreach, and service on December 1 at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail featured research scientist Tim Ezzell in a story about the potential creation of a “dark sky” park in West Virginia. Fairmont State University architecture students have produced a conceptual design for a planned addition to Calhoun County Park, which boasts some of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The goal is to help draw stargazers to the site.
FactCheck.org highlighted the work of political science associate professor Nathan Kelly in a story examining Senator Rand Paul’s claims about inequality.
They’ve dubbed it “Appalachia 4G”—a proposed plan to use smartphone technology to spur business development and tourism in Johnson County, Tennessee.