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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WKU ALIVE Center and ICSR become Center for Citizenship and Social Justice
Western Kentucky University’s Institute for Citizenship and Responsibility, or ICSR, and the ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships have been consolidated into the Center for Citizenship and Social Justice, or CCSJ, beginning this semester. The new CCSJ will remain home to WKU’s chapter of ADP’s Political Engagement Project. Read more here.
Missouri State U. and ADP Mourn Loss of Prof. Marc Cooper
Missouri State University and the entire ADP community mourn the loss of Dr. Marc Cooper, MSU history professor emeritus. Cooper had continued to serve as the managing editor of the joint MSU/ADP eJournal of Public Affairs after his retirement and has been a staple at ADP national meetings for years. Read more here.
Missouri State University: Student Editorial Says Every Vote Matters
Missouri State has a collation of organizations that want to make voter registration as easy as possible: Meyer Library, the American Democracy Project, the Center of Community Engagement and the Office of Public Affairs are sponsoring a voter registration drive on Sept. 12-15. The mission is to encourage more young voters to participate in the election this November. They will be outside the PSU and in the Meyer Library lobby helping students get registered before the Oct. 12 deadline. Read more here.
IUSB’s ADP to host Candidate Debate for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District Seat
US. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) and Lynne Coleman (South Bend Democrat) will participate in a candidate debate this fall broadcast on WNIT Television and organized by the American Democracy Project and Political Science Club at Indiana University South Bend and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area. Read more here.
MTSU Student Voter Registration Day Held
MTSU hosted a voter registration on Monday, Aug. 22nd as students returned to campus. The MTSU American Democracy Project states that only 44 percent of MTSU students were registered to vote in 2012 and only 62 percent of those registered cast votes in that year’s elections.Those statistics come from MTSU’s participation in the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) out of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. MTSU was one of 600 institutions nationwide to take part in the study. Read more here.
Illinois State U. Students Get Inside Look at National Political Conventions
10 ISU students attended the conventions as part of an independent study course organized by Professor Erik Rankin and supported by Illinois State University’s American Democracy Project and the Department of Politics and Government. Read more here.
Western Carolina University Campus Polling Place Approved
The University Center at Western Carolina University (WCU) is the proposed location of the newly approved early voting polling place (EVPP) for the November election. This action, aimed at increasing voter engagement on WCU’s campus, comes after months of research, organizing, and lobbying by students working with the Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) and Campus Vote Project, collectively known as the Democracy Coalition. Read more here.