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The second annual Interdisciplinary Political Studies Conference was held this past weekend with guest speaker Professor Venura Perez. The topic this year was Violent Times, Violent Spaces. The conference was featured in the Daily Collegian.

Professor Nteta co-authored a new study that shows racial prejudice on the debate over whether to pay college athletes. Nteta says racial attitudes play a role in the debate on NPR

Collins is featured in Roll Call  commenting on Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley's comments during the Gorsuch hearing.

Professor Collins answers questions about “dark money” spent on Gorsuch's behalf on the radio program Background Briefing with Ian Masters.

Collins give an intriguing argument in The Washington Post reflecting on contested positives and negatives of a possible 18-year Supreme Court justice term.

Professor Collins is a guest on WBUR this week, recapping Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. 

Professor Collins speculates questions that the Senate Judiciary Committee might ask Gorsuch on 22 News: "I think you will see questions by senators about President Trump’s attacks on judges, and how Judge Gorsuch feels about that. I think you will have some questions about the immigration ban that is currently being considered."

Professor La Raja comments on state lawmakers's slow start in the Boston Globe. La Raja seems to have an optimistic view on why lawmakers may be delaying bills. 

Tatishe M. Nteta, political science, says racial attitudes play a role in the debate over whether to pay elite college athletes.

Congratulations to Jamie Rowen who has been named a Center for Research on Families Scholar for 2017-18. CRF selected six scholars from among the colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences and Nursing and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.