Stories From Oct 2012

Oct 31, 2012 | WUNC-FM, The State of Things

Zombies! (audio)

Zombies want a little respect: A discussion of the social and aesthetic significance of zombie films. Maria Pramaggiore, English, featured.

Oct 31, 2012 | Huffington Post

2012 Governors’ Races: Republicans Poised for Gains

Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven't won in a quarter century. Steven Greene, political science, featured.

Oct 28, 2012 | Pittsburgh Post Gazette

For NC and PA, a role reversal from ’08 presidential election

In 2012, NC voters are being courted, while PA -- a center of attention in 2008 -- is largely ignored. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.

Oct 26, 2012

Hope is Not Lost, It’s Wearable

For pediatric cancer patients, hope is not lost. Student entrepreneur Jessica Ekstrom has founded Headbands of Hope to help fund cancer research and spread hope to all girls. For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.

Oct 25, 2012 | The Progressive Pulse

Could Obama still win NC? One local expert says “Yes!” (audio)

It's still plausible that Obama could repeat his 2008 performance and capture the state's 15 electoral votes. Steven Greene, political science, featured.

Oct 24, 2012 | WRAL-TV

McCrory holds lead over Dalton ahead of final debate

For 20 years, Democrats have controlled the NC governor's office. Unless something unexpected happens, that streak will end in January. Andy Taylor, Political Science, featured.

Oct 23, 2012 | Charlotte Observer

Wake School Board Member Named Another in Theft

Debra Goldman, Republican candidate for NC state audior, named a man who is now a state House candidate as a suspect in a home burglary. "It's bizarre, I guess. It's certainly not going to help the Republicans." Andy Taylor, Political Science, featured.

Oct 23, 2012 | News & Observer

NCSU poll shows political divide between faculty, students

A recent survey of NC State University students and faculty shows a huge political divide between those who listen to lectures and those who deliver them. Mike Cobb, Political Science, featured.

Oct 23, 2012

Educating for Energy Security

Political Science Prof Bill Boettcher gives students a rigorous education about a pressing challenge of the 21st century: energy security. This spring, his students' research took them out of the classroom and into a simulated session where they acted the parts of world energy powers, to the halls of the Pentagon, and beyond. The students' experiences were made possible in part by donations to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Oct 19, 2012

CHASS Alumnus Has a Heart for the Underdogs

Jon Powell never considered going to law school until his NC State communication professor, Dr. Ed Funkhouser, mentioned that one of his other communication students was taking that route. Today, Powell directs Campbell Law School's Juvenile Justice Project.