Category Archives: Professional Notes

Farnsworth Shares Political Expertise With ‘The Washington Post’

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth spoke with The Washington Post for an article titled, "Spanberger has centered a stock-trading ban. Pelosi says a vote is coming." Spanberger’s vocal push to police lawmakers’ stock-trading abilities hits a sweet spot in politics, Farnsworth said, finding a unifying issue that taps into people’s frustration with elites in Washington that transcends party lines. Read more.

Farnsworth’s other recent media mentions include:

Podcasts.apple.com: Dr. Stephen Farnsworth: Abigail Spanberger, Yesli Vega, and the

Fight for Virginia’s 7th District

Augusta Free Press: No thanks, PAC man

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Farnsworth Talks Politics, Inflation With ‘The Boston Globe’

Farnsworth Talks Politics, Inflation With ‘The Boston Globe’Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth spoke to The Boston Globe for an article titled "'People are in a bad situation.' Inflation looms large as Democrats try to hold pivotal toss-up seat." The once-a-decade redrawing of congressional boundaries made Spanberger’s district more Democratic this year by adding communities closer to Washington and removing Republican-leaning areas farther south around Richmond, Farnsworth said.

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Farnsworth, Hanna and Seltzer Publish Book Chapter on Virginia Politics

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth, who is director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies; Professor of Geography Stephen P. Hanna; and Kate Seltzer, a 2021 graduate of UMW with degrees in political science and in communication and digital studies, are coauthors of a book chapter entitled, “Declining Rural Influence in Virginia Politics: Comparing Mark Warner’s 2001 and 2020 Elections,” which was published in the new book, Vibrant Virginia: Engaging the Commonwealth to Expand Economic Vitality, just published by Virginia Tech. 

Further information on the book is available here:  Link

Farnsworth Comments on Virginia Key Political Race

Farnsworth Comments on Virginia Key Political Race

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth spoke about Virginia's 7th Congressional District race in an article titled "Spanberger flips the script on policing in race against auxiliary deputy," which ran in The Washington Post and Hero Mag. In the article, Farnsworth said that, while Republicans have had a firm hold on the “law-and-order” messaging in recent decades, Jan. 6 may have changed that. Now, he said, Democrats have an opening to undermine their Republican opponents’ professed commitment to law-and-order and flip the script on them — exactly what Spanberger has sought to do. 

 

Read more in The Washington Post.

Other recent media mentions for Dr. Farnsworth include:

  • Campaign cash flowing ahead of Prince William’s 2023 elections: Inside NOVAWTOP
  • Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming primary: Courthouse News
  • Williams asks Youngkin to deny Washington, D.C. help with migrant influx: Cardinal News

Mary Washington ElderStudy Encourages Lifelong Learning

As each August rolls around, University of Mary Washington students are getting ready for the new school year.

But they’re not the only ones heading back to class. Fredericksburg area seniors are gearing up for a new season of Mary Washington ElderStudy, or MWES. The lifelong learning program, celebrating its 30th year, offers exciting lectures, book discussions, gallery tours, performances, and 

This fall’s events include lectures on the history of education in colonial America, virtual reality, the issue of food waste, and the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House and the contributions UMW students made to the project. Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth will provide an overview of the midterm elections.

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Farnsworth Weighs in on Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth spoke to appeared on a segment titled "Pelosi Visits Taiwan Despite Warnings" on CTV News Canada. “There’s no time like the present to stand up for democracy,” Farnsworth said. “I think the fundamental challenge the United States faces in the wake of the Donald Trump years is to demonstrate a commitment to the principles that we have.” Hear more

Farnsworth also spoke to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. for a story titled “Kansas Put Abortion Rights on the Ballot. The Surprising Outcome is Reverberating Across the United States.” Farnsworth said: “What you see here, though, is that the Republican Party has put itself in a very difficult spot on the abortion question. It is much better to be a Republican running against abortion when abortion is legal than to be asking voters how to react once abortion is under the kind of threat that it’s under right now.” Read more.

Explore other recent media mentions featuring Dr. Farnsworth:

U.S. Proposes Prisoner Swap to Russia (CTV News)
Trump Gives Washington Speech (CTV News Canada)