Topic: political science
Impression: Ali Vitali
Ali Vitali [SLA ’12], Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News, loved writing and knew she was interested in government and politics when she headed to college, and she learned to fuse those passions — along with her love of talking to and meeting new people — at Tulane.
Why Democracy Is Best
The value of democracy lies in freedom of expression and leaders who persuade with the power of the pen rather than the sword.
Student Voices Amplified
When we commit to elevating the perspectives of all people, we spark important conversations hat strengthen the academic community as a whole.
The Wisdom in the Room
Before you are a global citizen you are a citizen of your own country — or state. Bobby Mannis (SLA ’18) is fulfilling his responsibilities as a citizen of the state of Illinois as he works on the front lines of democracy.
A Global Citizen State of Mind
Climate change, immigration, health care, poverty and racial discrimination are just some of the issues whose solutions require a broader, global understanding.
Bibi Gaston: Landscape Architect & Author
Bibi Gaston’s (NC ’81) love of nature led her down one path: After Tulane, she studied landscape architecture at the University of Virginia.
$1 Million to Fund Middle East Studies
A Tulane University program that teaches students about the Middle East peace process will continue for another four years thanks to a second $1 million grant from Stacy Mandel Palagye (NC ’83) and her husband, Keith Palagye.
Quoted: Mirya Holman
“The incumbency advantage in the U.S. is really strong. We focus on the upsets. [But] once these women are in office, they can probably hold onto those positions.” -MIRYA HOLMAN, associate professor of political science, commenting in the Christian Science Monitor about the wave of women elected to office during the 2018 midterm elections. https://tulane.it/Mirya-Holman-christian-science-monitor
When President George H.W. Bush died on Nov. 30, 2018, among all the accolades and tributes, a special memory of his connection to Tulane stood out.
The Court and Alcohol
“I liked beer. I still like beer.” Long before Judge Brett Kavanaugh uttered these infamous words during confirmation hearings for his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court in September, alcoholic beverages were a part of the life and work of the justices of the Supreme Court. In her new book, Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol, Nancy Maveety, professor and chair of political science, discusses how the justices have participated in both the enjoyment and the restriction of beverage alcohol throughout our country’s history. http://tulane.it/the-court-and-alcohol