Category Archives: Professional Notes

Washington Post Publishes Farnsworth and Burkley Opinion Column

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Sally Burkley, a senior Political Science and Communication and Digital Studies double major at UMW, are coauthors of an opinion column published in the Washington Post entitled, "Virginia school boards can dismiss the loud voices." Link https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/08/virginia-school-boards-can-dismiss-loud-voices/

Farnsworth, Seltzer and Burkley Present Research Paper on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, Kate Seltzer, a 2021 graduate of UMW with degrees in Political Science and in Communication and Digital Studies, and Sally Burkley, a senior Political Science and Communication and Digital Studies double major at UMW, are coauthors of a research paper entitled, “Winning (and Losing) on Late Night: Political Humor and the 2020 Presidential Campaign,” which was presented recently at the American Political Science Association Pre-conference in Political Communication [online].

Virginia Schools Receive Largely Positive Marks for COVID Response

Virginia Schools Receive Largely Positive Marks for COVID Response Virginia’s local school districts have generally handled the COVID-19 crisis effectively, a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey reveals. Asked to rate COVID policies in their local school districts on an A-to-F scale, where A is excellent, C is adequate and F signifies a failure, 12 percent of respondents gave their local districts an A, [...] The post Virginia Schools Receive Largely Positive Marks for COVID Response appeared first on EagleEye.

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Farnsworth Comments in the News Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented on the following news stories: Democrats harness vaccinated Americans’ ire at holdouts as a political force (The Washington Times) God, COVID and the Rage Against the Unvaccinated (Bacon’s Rebellion) Youngkin’s calls for bagging Virginia’s grocery tax may hit home for economy-minded voters (The Washington Times)

Gubernatorial Candidates Locked in Close Contest, UMW Survey Shows

Gubernatorial Candidates Locked in Close Contest, UMW Survey ShowsFormer Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin remain locked in a tight contest for governor of Virginia, a University of Mary Washington statewide survey shows. The poll, conducted by Research America Inc. Sept. 7-13, included 1,000 Virginia adults. Of those, 885 were registered voters and 528 were likely voters. Among likely voters, [...] The post Gubernatorial Candidates Locked in Close Contest, UMW Survey Shows appeared first on EagleEye.

UMW to Host Public Debates for House of Delegates Seats

UMW to Host Public Debates for House of Delegates SeatsThe University of Mary Washington will host a public political debate between candidates for Virginia’s 28th District House of Delegates seat on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Incumbent Del. Joshua Cole (D) will face off against opponent Tara Durant (R) live via Zoom, with public viewing accessible through YouTube. Viewers may submit questions for consideration via an online link. “While COVID has forced us to debate online this fall, we can look forward to vigorous discussions about the path forward for Virginia,” said moderator Stephen Farnsworth, UMW professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. UMW to Host Public Debates for House of Delegates Seats