Tag: American Democracy Project

Political Science professors weigh in on the current state of US politics

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Political science professors Elizabeth Bennion and Steven Gerencser recently shared their thoughts on the current state of American politics, including the 2020 Democratic primary. Many people might agree that our nation has never been as divided as it is today. According to Gerencser, this is because Republicans and Democrats

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First mayoral forum hosted in Addicott/Yoshi Performance Hall

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Seven of the nine Democratic candidates were present at the first primary forum of the 2020 South Bend mayoral race held at the Addicott/Yoshi Performance Hall. Candidate Will Smith did not appear at the debate since he is being held without bond after being arrested on a warrant out

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Nine mayoral candidates set to debate

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu The mayoral race in South Bend now has 10 candidates vying for the office. The first debate of the 2020 South Bend mayoral race will be hosted on campus, at the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall in Northside Hall on March 5. The event will

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ADP watches, discusses State of the Union

Carter Dejong Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Last Tuesday, Feb. 5, the American Democracy Project (ADP) of IU South Bend held a discussion and watch party for the Presidential State of the Union Address (SOTU) at River Crossing. The evening began with a panel discussion of the recent 35 day partial government shutdown. Assistant Professor Sungkyu Jang

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Bennion, ADP strive to educate students about the electorate

BY: ANTHONY AYALA Staff Writer @bman4ever92 The first IUSB Honors talk of the semester was hosted by Elizabeth Bennion titled, “Mobilizing College Students to Vote.” “You might as well live in an oligarchy, an aristocracy, perhaps even a dictatorship, if you are just going to sit at home and make decisions for you,” Bennion said

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IUSB hosts St. Joseph County Sheriff debate

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer Cadejong@iu.edu On Wednesday, Sept. 27, IU South Bend hosted the St. Joe County Sheriff debate between Bill Redman (D) and Paul Jonas (R). The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the IUSB Political Science Club and the American Democracy Project (ADP). The moderator of the debate was

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County Council Districts C and H debates hosted on campus

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer The Nov. 6 midterm elections are just around the corner. On that date, many Americans will be traveling to their polling places to cast their vote for who will make the laws and regulations that govern this country for the next two to six years, and will be the first

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Coffee and Conversation debates campus carry policy

By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN Staff Writer karfires@iu.edu For Constitution Week, the American Democracy Project (ADP) on campus hosted several conversations on current popular topics of political debate, including guns on campus. With the rise of mass school shootings across the nation, some campuses have discussed and even allowed members of universities with carrying licenses to carry

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