Why did it take so long for women to have the right to vote in the USA? Jeanette Rankin, first Woman elected to Congress, receiving the flag of the House of Representatives upon passage of women's suffrage. Why study political science?
Professor Scott Althaus is studying the question of how news organizations can better report acts of terrorism. With his latest research Althaus and colleagues at universities in Europe will study how media coverage can avoid sensationalizing terror attacks.
Congratulations to political science major, Derek Hoot who was awarded a Boren Scholarship! The scholarship will fully cover the costs of Derek's study abroad in Jordan for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Congratulations to U of I Political Science student, Thomas Dowling, on receiving the 2017 Truman scholarship ! What an outstanding achievement! Thomas is majoring in both political science and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
John Coady ('74) has been named the president of the Illinois Judges Association. Judge Coady is a member of the Political Science Alumni Board of Visitors and is also the immediate past president of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Board.
Dr. Wendy Tam Cho's research involves using algorithms to create maps and evaluate gerrymandering. The journal Nature discusses the work of Dr. Cho and others who are hoping to save democracy using math.
Twelve U of I students took advantage of spring break to visit Washington, D.C., for a week of site visits and career-building and networking events with professionals – many of whom were Illini alumni.