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Political science professor discusses similarities between Illinois budget crisis, current government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 14, 2019

In 2015 Illinoisans began experiencing a 793-day-long budget crisis that lasted into 2017, and Ryan Burge, professor of political science, is seeing similarities between it and the 25-day-long government shutdown U.S. citizens are currently facing. “This speaks to a larger problem. The reason that the Illin...

Political science chair embraces new position

Jesse Wilson-Brown, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018

Eastern’s Political Science department saw a change in administration as of July 1, 2018, as Melinda Mueller assumed the position of department chair. Mueller has been with the university since 1995 and is celebrating her 24th year with a change to a more administrative position. That’s not to ...

CAA changes bylaws, downsizes

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 1, 2016

  The Council on Academic Affairs voted to reduce the number of members, eliminate a political science class, limit another class and grant more flexibility with the major’s independent studies options at their meeting Thursday. The CAA is reducing the number of faculty members in the group...

CAA to hear about political science, economics reforms

Staff Report

October 26, 2016

  The CAA will vote on whether or not to change the name of the health studies department and major to health promotions at their next meeting. The meeting will be 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. According to the rationale, the health studies department thinks the name...

Panel to teach about First Amendment

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

September 18, 2016

A panel of professors will discuss a wide variety of topics such as political protests and what it means to exercise one’s freedom of religion for this year’s Constitution Day. The panel is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Lumpkin Auditorium. Constitution Day is a nationally recognized day...

Professor talks power of images

Professor talks power of images

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 14, 2016

  The power of images and how they have affected African-American politics was the topic of the latest presentation at the Booth Library Wednesday. The presentation was made by political science professor Kevin Anderson, and was a part of the exhibit, “For All the World to See: Visual Culture...

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