Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bryanna Austin Co-authors Report

Political Science senior, Bryanna Austin, did an internship at the Buckeye Institute in Columbus, OH, this summer.  She worked on several projects, but one resulted in a this Policy Brief on reforming occupational licensing requirements.  Among other benefits of reform would be that it would help military families, who must move frequently. The report was co-authored with Rea S. Hederman Jr.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WOIO Cleveland 19 News Election Coverage to Feature Dr. Sikkenga

AU Professor of Political Science Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga will be a featured guest tonight on WOIO Cleveland 19 news as part of their election coverage.

Dr. Sikkenga will share his insights on regional ballot issues and hot button topics such as the city income tax increase as well as offer observations on trending election results throughout the night.

UPDATE: Here is a clip of Dr. Sikkenga's commentary.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Decline and Fall of History

Niall Ferguson, the Harvard Historian, gave a terrific (short) speech recently on the problem of history teaching at America's most prestigious universities.  Referring to Lin Manuel Miranda's hit musical, "Hamilton," Ferguson said that "even as history smashes the box office, it slumps where it should be best protected and promoted, at our universities."  He follows with a good discussion of what exactly passes for history today (hint: it's not what we do at AU) and why it is such a serious problem. View the speech here.