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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SUNY Cortland Appoints New Director of Institute for Civic Engagement
Mary McGuire, an assistant professor of political science, will serve as the new director of Cortland’s Institute for Civic Engagement. She takes over for Richard Kendrick, who retired after 25 years of service. Kendrick led the institute as director since helping found it 12 years ago. Cortland’s ADP is housed in the institute. Read more here.
Georgia College Holds Milledgeville, Ga. Mayoral Candidate Forum
The Georgia College American Democracy Project sponsored a student-facilitated forum on June 11th with the three mayoral candidates. Questions were solicited from local citizens via social media and at a question booth prior to the event. A candidate meet-and-great was held following the forum. Read more here and here.
Lander University (S.C.) Announces Campus 2015 American Democracy Project (ADP) Student Organization of the Year for Civic Engagement Award
Lander University’s American Democracy Project Student Organization of the Year for Civic Engagement award was presented at their annual Student Life Awards Ceremony. The award was presented to Zeta Tau Alpha for fundraising to benefit charitable causes, donating school supplies and performing more than 700 hours of volunteer service to several organizations. Read more here.
RIC American Democracy Project Examines African Americans and Politics in America
Six leading figures in the state of Rhode Island’s African American community held a panel discussion on “African Americans and Politics: Challenges and Opportunities,” hosted by the American Democracy Project at Rhode Island College (RIC) and co-sponsored by the RIC Unity Center and the Dialogue on Diversity Committee. The panel was moderated by former R.I. Rep. and Deputy Secretary of State Ray Rickman. RIC ADP coordinator and professor of political communication Valerie Endress indicated, “Because the struggle for equality continues, this is an examination that is long overdue and an important discussion to have nationally and in Rhode Island.” Read more here.