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ADP in the News │November 2014 Edition

ADP in the News is a compilation of brief updates about American Democracy Project (ADP) activities at participating colleges and universities and is a semi-regular news feature on our blog. Below you will find the latest edition of this series.

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Figures Prove Votes Are Necessary

On the afternoon of Oct. 21 in the Flag Room at Keene State College (Vt.), a Vermont senator discussed the important issues of the country and the importance of getting involved in the wake of the upcoming election. Student body president Bobby Graham introduced Senator Bernie Sanders on behalf of ADP at KSC, which sponsored the event. Read more here.


From Rhode Island College:

  • The Difference between Free Speech and Racism: The Democracy Wall in Gaige Defaced Rhode Island College’s Democracy Wall, a joint-project from the American Democracy Project and political science department, asked the question, “What was your take on the events that happened in Ferguson, MO.” Read more here.
  • Rhode Island College Hosts Politics and Social Media Panel
    “Rediscovering the News: Millennials, Politics & Social Media,” a panel discussion presented by the ADP at Rhode Island College, explored how the ways in which today’s college students gather information influences their political engagement. Read more here.


From Fort Hays State University (Kan.):

  • Poppies Will Be Handed out on November 7 to Remind the Community about Veterans Day
    The Fort Hays State University’s (Kan.) ADP, partnering with Tigers in Service and the Student Government Association, will have a Veterans Day ceremony to remember and honor all veterans. The ceremony is open to the public. Read more here.
  • “Let your Voice be Heard” is the Theme of Fort Hays Poster Contest
    Graphic design students and the ADP at Fort Hays State University are teaming up for the ninth annual poster exhibition and competition, “Let Your Voice Be Heard.” Read more here.


Scavello, Aurand square off in debate at East Stroudsburg University
The two candidates for the newly created state Senate seat encompassing Monroe and Northampton counties exchanged barbs at a debate Thursday on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. The debate was co-hosted by ADP and the political science department. Read more here.


Harris takes aim at Grothman’s absence from Oshkosh debate
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s
ADP, Oshkosh Northwestern Media and the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County cohosted a candidate forum for the Sixth Wisconsin Congressional District. Two of the three candidates sparred over government’s role in the economy and Social Security’s future during the forum.  Read more here and here.

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