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In the News: Presidential debates, voting, the Fed...

In the News: Presidential debates, voting, the Federal Reserve, Facebook, feminist dance and more

MTSU faculty members provided expertise to various news media outlets recently on topics including voting, presidential debates, possible post-election legal action, the Federal Reserve Board and a dance dedicated to women’s rights, among other items.


Ken Paulson, director, Free Speech Center at MTSU, College of Media and Entertainment

Ken Paulson

Dr. John Vile

Dr. John Vile

Ken Paulson, director of the Free Speech Center at MTSU, weighed in on Facebook’s decision to restrict the Facebook page of the LaCrosse County (Wisconsin) Republican Party in an Oct. 21 report by Wisconsin Public Radio. The transcript can be read here.

• Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College and a political scientist, previewed the second debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in an Oct. 22 report on WTVF-TV in Nashville. The video and transcript are available here.


Kent Syler, assistant professor, political science

Kent Syler

Dr. Sekou Franklin

Dr. Sekou Franklin

Kent Syler, a professor of political science and international relations, previewed the second presidential debate in an Oct. 22 report on WSMV-TV in Nashville. The video and transcript can be accessed here.

Syler also analyzed the second debate after its conclusion in an Oct. 23 report on WSMV-TV in Nashville. The video and transcript are available here.

• Dr. Sekou Franklin, an associate professor of political science and international relations, offered tips for how voters should make up their minds about candidates in an Oct. 22 article in The Entrepreneur Fund. His comments can be read here.


Dr. Daniel Smith, director of the Political Economy Research Institute; associate professor in Economics and Finance

Dr. Daniel Smith

MTSU Dance professor Meg Brooker

Meg Brooker

• Dr. Daniel Smith, an associate professor of economics, co-authored an editorial expressing his belief that the Federal Reserve Board’s power should be reined in. It was published Oct. 22 by The Hill newspaper and is available here.

Meg Brooker, a professor of dance, explained why she and her students are recreating Florence Fleming Noyes’ 1914 tribute to the drive for women’s rights, “Dance of Freedom,” in an Oct. 22 article in Dance Teacher magazine. Her remarks can be read here.


Dr. Mary A. Evins, professor of history, coordinator of the American Democracy Project, member of the University Honors College faculty

Dr. Mary A. Evins

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

• Dr. Mary Evins, a research professor of history and coordinator of the American Democracy Project on campus, explained the struggle to help college students figure out the voting process in an Oct. 22 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her views can be accessed here.

• Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor of political science and international relations, said the results of the November presidential election could become the focus of a protracted legal battle in an Oct. 27 article by the Russian news agency TASS. His comments are available here.

Dr. Roberta Chevrette, assistant professor, Department of Communication Studies and Organizational Communication

Dr. Roberta Chevrette

• Dr. Roberta Chevrette, an assistant professor of communication studies, wrote a letter praising her mentor, Dr. Daniel Brouwer, an assistant professor of rhetorical studies at Arizona State University, upon his receiving an award from the National Communication Association. Excerpts from the letter were printed in an Oct. 27 story at https://asunow.asu.edu, which can be read here.

Reporters seeking expertise from MTSU personnel, as well as members of the campus community with expertise for media, may contact Gina Logue in the Office of News and Media Relations at 615-631-8322 or via email at gina.logue@mtsu.edu.

— Gina Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

 


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