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Farnsworth Receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at International Affairs at University of Mary Washington and director of its Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). This statewide teaching award recognizes 12 outstanding college and university professors from across the Commonwealth each year.

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Facing a tough reelection, Rep. Comstock finds her voice (Washington Post)


“The challenge for Comstock is to make sure Trump, who was a drag on her election in 2016, doesn’t become an anchor in 2018,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. “Creating distance from Trump makes a lot of sense, given that the nature of VA10 [Virginia’s 10th District] makes it the closest thing Virginia has to a swing district.”

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Comey’s Future Testimony Will be Key to Trump’s Future (CP24 Toronto)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said the true dimensions of the latest Trump scandal will be clearer once former FBI Director James Comey testifies in public in the coming weeks. What’s in the public domain right now look like an obstruction of justice investigation is warranted, Farnsworth said.

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Washington media frenzy unlikely to calm down anytime soon, experts say (WJLA)

Stephen Farnsworth, a former journalist and author of “Spinner-in-Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves,” said the coverage reflects the actions of the administration and the problems it has had.

“There has been an immense amount of news focused on Trump these last several months and it seems entirely justified,” said Farnsworth, now a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.

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