Briefs

Ayanna Armstrong.

Ayanna Armstrong, Political Science Major

"We are one but together we are many, let’s turn out for the 2020 election"

I didn’t start actively voting in elections until 2019, when I voted in the mayoral election in Mount Vernon, NY. 

Some know the small town for its corruption with public officials. Corruption can affect not only the residents living within the community but also the younger generations, too.

The town’s former mayor, Richard Thomas, was expected to be a beacon of hope for the people of Mount Vernon.

Read the article in The Spectrum.

We still need polling places, UB political scientist says

DOUGLAS SITLER.

Douglas Sitler, UB Now

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the 2020 election into disarray.

Look at Wisconsin, where voters had to choose between risking their health or skipping the primary. With the internet and alternative voting methods, one might ask: Do we even need polling places?

The answer is yes, according to UB political scientist Jacob Neiheisel, an expert in political campaigns and election administration.

Read more in UBNow.

Covid-19 alters UB's prof's method, but not prediction of tossup in Trump-Biden popular vote

Professor James Campbell sitting at his desk and in front of a wall of books.

Professor James Campbell

UB Professor James Campbell has altered his prediction model for the 2020 presidential election.

The Covid-19 pandemic now has affected even James E. Campbell's much-anticipated presidential vote prediction.

Read full Buffalo News article.

 

Pop Starts and Politics: Political science professor Shawn Donahue shares his two loves: politics and Taylor Swift

Political Science Professor, Shawn Donahue standing with his arm around Taylor Swift's mother. Shawn is wearing a red shirt and Taylor's mom is wearing a black jacket.

Political science professor Shawn Donahue stands with Taylor Swift's mom during the St. Louis stop on the "Red Tour."

Read the article in UB Spectrum

Reilly Mullen is an assistant web editor and can be reached at reilly.mullen@ubspectrum.com or on Twitter @ReillyMMullen (Political Science & English double major)

Read the article in UB Spectrum

Reilly Mullen is an assistant web editor and can be reached at reilly.mullen@ubspectrum.com or on Twitter @ReillyMMullen (Political Science & English double major)

Jeanine McKeown, Mary O’Brien and Pam Menshel is holding her newborn son in the department office. All have smiling faces.

Jeanine McKeown, Pam Menshel, and Mary O’Brien welcome Pam’s son, Asher, to the department office (December 2019).