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Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, talked to the Washington Post on October 28 about racial inequalities in public housing displacement, an issue of great concern in Washington, DC.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, provided election analysis for CNN on October 27 regarding the dynamics between Democrats and Republicans in the "war on women." 

Anita McBride, executive in residence, discussed late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta's lasting impact and friendship with American first ladies in a U.S. News article on October 21.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke with the International Business Times on October 21 for an article detailing the cooperation between the U.S. and Cuba in light of the recent Ebola outbreak.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, made a guest appearance on FEDtalk on October 17 to discuss the call for reform of the Congressional ethics process.

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  • October 21 A League of Her Own

    Actor and activist Geena Davis appears at All-American Weekend.

  • October 9 Finding Wales

    Matt Waskiewicz ’16 researches economics in Wales on a Fulbright Summer Institute grant.

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