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All News tagged "Politics"


Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

After a difficult election season that ended in a presidential loss, Republicans are evaluating their messaging in an effort to win over those who voted Democrat in November. Professor Bill Rosenberg weighs in on the party’s efforts to reconnect with the public, and what it might mean for the future of conservative politics.
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Q&A with Tina Richardson: Philadelphia Public School District Closings

Last week, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission ordered the closing of 23 Philadelphia School District schools. Drexel's Tina Richardson spoke with DrexelNow about why the public has reacted so strongly to the closings, whether the process was flawed, and how the remaining schools can best welcome the reassigned students.

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Q&A With George Ciccariello-Maher: The Death of Hugo Chávez

Hugo Chávez, longtime president of Venezuela and one of the most polarizing figures in world politics, passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics and a leading expert on Venezuelan politics, spoke with DrexelNow after Chávez’s death to address the deceased leader’s legacy and what comes next for a country facing an uncertain future.

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Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Bill Rosenberg, professor of history and politics and director of Drexel’s Survey Research Center, shares his thoughts about the history of presidential inaugurations and what President Obama’s ceremony on January 21 says about his second term in office.
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Q&A with Dr. Mike Gombola: Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

Dr. Mike Gombola, professor of finance at the LeBow College of Business, provided DrexelNow with some insight into the looming tax increases and spending cuts that have been dubbed the "fiscal cliff."

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Q&A with George Ciccariello-Maher: Hugo Chávez, Cancer and the Future of Venezuela

Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics and a leading expert on Venezuela, has not only studied the nation closely, but also lived and taught there.

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Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: 2012 Election Results

Tuesday night’s election results declared incumbent President Barack Obama the victor after a long—and often bitter—campaign season. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the outcome of this election, and what four more years of an Obama administration means for the United States.

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Q&A with Dr. Barbara Hoekje: Campaign Slogans and Obama's "Forward."

DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Barbara Hoekje, associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, about President Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan, “Forward.”

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Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Vice-Presidential Debate

DrexelNow checked in again with Dr. Bill Rosenberg, this time about the October 11 vice-presidential debate.

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Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Presidential Debate

DrexelNow chatted with political science professor Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the October 3 presidential debate and what he expects from the October 11 vice-presidential debate.
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Students Head to Nation’s Capital for Inside Look at Political Campaigns

A one-credit fall honors course offered an inside look into the relationship between politics and the media.

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Q&A with Alison Novak: Political Rhetoric and Negative Attack Ads

Novak says most people just accept political attack ads as part of the whole sphere of politics.