Jan 30, 2017

Alumni Association Leader Honored

Benny Suggs, executive director of the NC State Alumni Association and a 1969 psychology alumnus, received North Carolina’s prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Jan 27, 2017 | WRAL News

Politicians Turn to Social Media: No Filter, No Follow-Ups

Social media can help leaders connect with constituents. It also allows them to put out their points unchallenged. In a well-functioning democracy, it is essential that public servants are responsive to the people, and the media in some cases, is the representative of the people. Steve Greene, political science, featured.

Jan 10, 2017 | WNCN

NC Lawmakers Return for Long Session: Is Cooperation Likely?

Cooperation isn't looking good between the Democratic and Republican parties as the legislators convene their long session. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Jan 9, 2017 | WRGB Albany

Golden Globes Attacks on Trump Test Limits of Celebrity Influence

Meryl Streep’s speech resonated with its Golden Globes audience, but probably had little influence over those who dislike Hollywood. An NC State political scientist has studied the impact of celebrity endorsements. Michael Cobb, political science, featured.

Jan 4, 2017 | PBS Newshour

What North Carolina’s Power-Stripping Laws Mean For New Gov. Roy Cooper

"Shifting some power away from the executive branch towards the legislative branch, when the legislature has power to do that, I think that’s reasonable,” said Steven Greene, a political science professor at NC State University. “What I don’t think is reasonable, and it’s a very bad precedent, is to do that right in the context where you’ve lost an election.”

Dec 22, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

Behind North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ breakdown, shattered trust

North Carolina's failed attempt to repeal its bathroom bill spoke to fault lines that have been deepened by hyper-partisanship. Steven Greene, political science, featured.

Dec 21, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

North Carolina Legislature Adjourns Without Repealing Transgender Bathroom Law

A bipartisan agreement to repeal North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law fell apart Wednesday, after Republican legislative leaders required a late addendum of a six-month “cooling-off” period for local policies that Democrats said was a violation of a hard-fought deal. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.

Dec 19, 2016 | Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost News

A Passion for Service, Activism

Fall 2016 graduate Jonique Lyles said a degree in political science was the perfect avenue to explore her passion for service, activism and helping communities grow and develop.

Dec 15, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Weaken Incoming NC Gov’s Power

"North Carolina is a microcosm of the divisions in the US electorate, but on steroids: The gap between white voters with and without college degrees is huge, the white to nonwhite gap is huge, and the rural-urban gap is huge," Steven Greene, a political scientist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, told the Christian Science Monitor.

Dec 10, 2016 | Asheville Citizen-Times

Where Every Vote is Counted, Even Those for Bigfoot

"Elections in America are very resistant to hacking in the broad sense because they are so distributed. When you consider that this is something that happens on a county-by-county basis, if you wanted to mess with the process, it’s very complicated." Steven Greene, political science, featured.