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Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with AP News on April 18 about Michelle Obama's absence from the President's upcoming state visit to Japan. McBride also spoke with Kyodo News in Japan about the topic.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, appeared on Federal News Radio's "In Depth with Francis Rose" on April 16 to discuss new research suggesting that a four-tiered Senior Executive Service classification system could help structure job advancement for SES members.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, appeared on NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show" on April 16 to discuss American colleges' and universities' growing reliance on adjunct professors.

Jennifer Lawless, professor of government, appeared on Iowa Public Radio on April 15 and highlighted three reasons why the gender gap continues in political ambition.

Dan Fiorino, executive in residence, was quoted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch's online partner, PolitiFact, in an article on April 14 about EPA job growth numbers since the 1970s.

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SPA Dean Barbara Romzek, left, and Connie Morella, right, ambassador-in-residence, and Muriel Bowser, SPA alum and Democratic candidate for DC mayor. American University creates new first-year living-learning programs for fall 2014.
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In SPA's Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars Program, undergraduates use Washington as a laboratory for experience and learning to earn their bachelor's degree in three years.

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Director of the American Communities Project Dante Chinni explores changes in the fault lines of the United States using a massive data library and a breakdown of communities to understand where the U.S. is going at the local level.

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