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IUS faculty discuss 2020 election uncertainty

A photo taken of the Coming Together virtual event. Rhonda Wrzenski spoke about the different types of fraud that can occur in elections.
November 6, 2020

IU Southeast faculty members Michael Day, Rhonda Wrzenski, Joe Wert, and Adam Maksl discussed the 2020 Election in a public forum on Wednesday. IUS faculty met virtually at the “Coming Together Event”...

Members of the Political Science Department present the issues for undecided voters

Members of the Political Science Department present the issues for undecided voters
IUS political science professors breakdown the key details of the presidential frontrunners’ platforms
November 2, 2020

If you intend to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election or feel the need to understand the issues behind it, and don't know where to begin, a few of the IUS political science professors have helped The...

Two Generations of Hoosiers and Their Encouragement to Voters

What Two Generations of Hoosiers Are Saying About the Coronavirus With the Upcoming Election
October 30, 2020

Kay Geswein, of Lanesville, Indiana, has voted in-person in every presidential election since the age of 18. In previous elections, Geswein did not fret over who the president would be. Geswein would...

Partial government shutdown brings financial aid uncertainty

Anthony Hodge, undecided sophomore and Jessica Kay, nursing freshman, waiting in line to pay their bursar bills during the first week of classes.
The longest shutdown in our nation’s history has far-reaching impacts
January 21, 2019

Since midnight on December 22, 2018, the United States federal government has been partially shut down. President Donald Trump won bigly by drawing it out to be the longest shutdown in our nation's history. Around...

Is there value in your vote?

Is there value in your vote?
How the local elections could impact young adults and college students
November 5, 2018

Though college campuses are typically an epicenter for political debates and current issues, young adults tend to have the lowest voter turnout – especially during midterm elections. In 2016, voter turnout...

Getting to know your local candidates

Getting to know  your local candidates
Profiling the big names on the ballot this Election Day
November 5, 2018

The day is finally here: Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day. At each polling place in Kentuckiana, hundreds and thousands of citizens will wait in line. After signing in, walking up to the booth and looking...

Let me cast my ballot

Let me cast my ballot
Why is it so hard to vote in America?
October 21, 2018

In every American politics class, it seems one particular question always comes up – is voting a right or a privilege? The answer, of course, is that it’s a right. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide
Here’s a list of ways to find your voting location and how to get there before Election Day on Nov. 6
October 21, 2018

Finding out where you’re supposed to vote varies from state to state, but you have to know where to go in order to participate in the process. But don’t worry; finding your polling place is simple....

Campaigning from the Classroom

Kimberly Wrigley (right) worked at Ron Grooms’ booth at this year’s Harvest Homecoming parade. Wrigley’s other responsibilities on the campaign include calling news stations to arrange interviews, delivering yard signs, going door-to-door to talk to voters and helping at other events and community festivals.
Students are getting involved in local campaigns for the 2018 midterm elections
October 21, 2018

College students voted more in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study by Tufts University’s Tisch College. Voting is one way to support a political candidate, but some students are taking a more direct...

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