Lauren Kirkpatrick

Apr 3, 2018  |  News and Observer

When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh

In this op-ed, English Professor Jason Miller recounts when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum on NC State's campus in 1966, while factions of the Ku Klux Klan protested in downtown Raleigh.

Apr 2, 2018  |  WRAL-TV

Cooper, Legislature Spend Big on Private Lawyers in Fight Over Powers

The power struggle between Dem Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature over political appointments has both sides hiring unprecedented numbers of lawyers, says NC State political scientist Andy Taylor.

Mar 29, 2018  |  NC State Bulletin

NC State Students Report Food, Housing Insecurity

To better understand the extent of food and housing insecurity on campus, a group of NC State faculty and staff, along with national experts and local community leaders, recently conducted a student survey and a review of support programs and services offered at NC State and on campuses across the country.

Mar 28, 2018  |  WRAL-TV

Trump Census Question About Citizenship Could Impact NC Representation, Federal Funding

Taking an accurate census is critical for federal funding, from roads to health care, as well as for legislative representation, Dick Mahoney explains on WRAL-TV. Mahoney heads NC State's School of Public and International Affairs.

Mar 26, 2018  |  Civil Eats

What Children Understand About Food Insecurity

Researchers have begun asking children about their households’ lack of food—and making surprising discoveries. NC State University sociologist Sarah Bowen, who just concluded a five-year study funded by the USDA and is currently analyzing the data, interviewed 81 subjects aged 7 to 13 about their coping strategies.

Mar 14, 2018  |  WUNC-FM

Movies on the Radio: Ladies Who Lead

NC State film studies prof. Marsha Gordon discusses films that feature strong female leads.

Mar 14, 2018  |  WRAL Tech Wire

Neuroscience Studies Claiming Free Will is an Illusion Are Flawed

A new analysis points out flaws in studies claiming that free will is an illusion. NC State assistant professor of philosophy Veljko Dubljevic has co-authored a paper that says neuroscience hasn’t definitively proven anything one way or the other.

Mar 13, 2018  |  Huffington Post

Homeless Women Say ‘Me Too,’ But No One Listens

In this guest column for the Huffington Post, NC State sociology doctoral candidate Mari Kate Mycek turns our attention to women experiencing homelessness — and sexual assault and harassment. Mycek's research focuses on the intersections of food, inequality and community development.

Mar 12, 2018  |  The Conversation

Why Mental Health Treatment is Not an Easy Solution to Violence

Forensic psychologist and NC State professor of psychology Sarah Desmarais has studied mental illness, violence and mental health treatment at length. In this opinion piece, she explains why mental health treatment is not going to “cure” violence.

Mar 8, 2018  |  ABC Radio/Sydney

#MeToo on the 1930s Silver Screen

On Australian radio, NC State Professor of Film Studies Marsha Gordon talks about movies from the 1930s that demonstrate how far back sexual predation and exploitation of women go on the silver screen, and how integral these views were to Hollywood’s imagining of women’s lives.