Tag: American Democracy Project

Importance of voting, now more than ever

By: HOPE FOWLER Staff Writer hfowlerg@iu.edu As multiple imperative elections in our area and country arise, it is more important than ever for individuals to participate in their social responsibility of voting. Voting isn’t only a civic duty, but it’s an opportunity to voice your opinion. Voters get the chance to tell the democracy what

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Meet the South Bend candidates up for election Nov. 5

By: TAYLOR HILL Staff Writer tarehill@iu.edu On Monday, Sept. 30 in the Humphrey’s room of the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL), residents of South Bend gathered to meet the candidates for Mayor, Common Council, and the representatives for each district. This event was made possible by a combined effort from IU South Bend’s American

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Haas and Mueller face-off amid 2020 South Bend mayoral race

By: HOPE FOWLER Staff Writer hfowlerg@iu.edu Last Tuesday, October 1, Sean Haas (R) and James Mueller (D), two fierce candidates for mayor, faced off at IU South Bend Wiekamp Hall for a constructive debate led by the community. Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, leader of the IU South Bend American Democracy Project, monitored the debate. Questions for

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Campus celebrates Constitution Day with a week of activities and discussion

By: HOPE FOWLER Staff Writer hfowlerg@iu.edu The IU South Bend American Democracy Program (ADP) celebrated National Constitution Day with a week of activities for all students and faculty to engage in. The organization started off the week with a ‘free speech vs. hate speech’ luncheon discussion that took place on Tuesday, September 17th. There was

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Not once, but twice

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer Elizabeth Bennion, professor of political science, has recently received the Barbara Burch Award once again. This makes Bennion the first person to win this award twice, initially winning the award in 2016. The Barbara Burch Award is given to professors with at least five years of experience who show leadership

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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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