Category Archives: political science

Sanders Expected to Endorse Clinton (CTV News Canada)

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Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that Bernie Sanders waited to endorse Hillary Clinton as a deliberate strategy to push the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton in a more liberal direction. Although he fell short of securing the party’s presidential nomination, Sanders succeeded in drawing a lot of attention to his key issue areas, including improved health care, more affordable higher education, and a $15 an hour minimum wage, Farnsworth said.

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Farnsworth Lectures at Boys’ State of Virginia

Virginia FlagStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, delivered a lecture titled “Virginia’s Candidate Selection Process: Examining Recent Primaries and Conventions” at the American Legion Boys’ State of Virginia at Radford University on Monday, June 20.

The week-long government education program brings together nearly 700 of the state’s top high school students for a week of political conversation and simulations.

Farnsworth Opinion Column in Washington Post

Farnsworth Opinion Column in Washington Post

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is the author of an opinion column entitled, “How Gerrymandering cost Virginia its Medicaid Expansion,” published in the Washington Post on Jan. 18. The column incorporates the results of a recent UMW statewide poll of Virginians.

Farnsworth Discusses McDonnell Conviction in the Media

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Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has appeared in a number of media outlets discussing the sentencing of former Governor Bob McDonnell over his federal corruption conviction as well as the start of the 2015 Virginia legislative session, including the Washington Post, National Public Radio, WUSA-TV, WJLA-TV, the Richmond-Times Dispatch, and Reuters.

Farnsworth Discusses Midterm Elections

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Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, gave four recent public lectures on the 2014 U.S. and Virginia elections: to the Virginia Business Forum in Richmond, to the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, to Mary Washington ElderStudy and to the Fredericksburg area Unitarian Universalists.

In addition, Farnsworth appeared in a number of media outlets discussing the results of the recent midterm elections, including the “Washington Post,” the “Richmond-Times Dispatch,” “Talking Points Memo,” the “Virginian Pilot,” WJLA-TV, and WAMU-FM, the Washington area National Public Radio affiliate.

Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

A research project on the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Virginia co-authored by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, Stephen Hanna, professor of geography and Benjamin Hermerding, an Alvey Scholar at UMW and a research associate at the center, was featured in the Washington Post and published in the Daily Kos, a leading online news source.