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Trump presidency focus of WSU politics series Feb. 1, 6

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Donald Trump’s presidency will be discussed by experts in U.S. politics during a series of free, public events at Washington State University Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Monday, Feb. 6. Topics will include America’s changing electoral landscape, conspiracy theories, the media and race politics. » More …

Jan. 18: Sports research series begins

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The political ramifications of international sports require that we think of them not just as competitions, but also as a legitimate political institution, according to Scott Jedlicka, assistant professor in sport management at Washington State University. » More …

Nov. 10: Speaker talks across the political divide

koernerPULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public presentation about communicating across partisan divides in polarized times will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Bryan Hall 308, sponsored by the Washington State University Foley Institute and the university chapters of Young Americans for Liberty. » More …

Oct. 20: Policy makers, economist to debate carbon tax

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

speakersPULLMAN and SPOKANE, Wash. – Panelists representing divergent views of the proposed Washington Carbon Tax referendum I-732 will make brief presentations and engage in a discussion 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the CUB Auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

Sept. 20: Politics, religion in American West’s age of oil

Darren-DochukPULLMAN, Wash. – Award winning historian Darren Dochuk will discuss “Crude Awakenings: A Sacred History of Oil in the Early 20th-Century American West” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. » More …

April 25: Obama, Trump and the presidency considered

Obama-and-TrumpPULLMAN, Wash. – “Reconciling Barack Obama’s legacy and the rise of Donald Trump” will be discussed at noon Monday, April 25, in 308 Bryan Hall as part of the Foley Institute’s free coffee & politics series. Pizza and pop will be served. » More …

March 1: Avoiding burnout while engaging in politics

Paul-LoebPULLMAN, Wash. – Author and speaker Paul Loeb will discuss the importance of engaging in the democratic process, regardless of political beliefs, plus practical tips for avoiding burnout and cynicism at noon Tuesday, March 1, in Bryan 308 at Washington State University. » More …

Alumnus builds civic leadership on engineering degree

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Erik-0035ABERDEEN, Wash. – The practical problem-solving Erik Larson learned as a civil engineering student at Washington State University is serving him well in politics. His term as mayor will begin in January in Aberdeen, a small Washington town located about an hour west of Olympia. » More …

Study links U.S. polarization to TV news deregulation

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Hmielowski,-left,-and-HutchensPULLMAN, Wash. – Increasing American political polarization is linked to television news deregulation following the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, according to a Washington State University study. » More …