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Senior Cassidy McDonald awarded Luce Scholarship

February 24, 2017 William G. Gilroy

Cassidy McDonald

The Luce Scholarship is a nationally competitive fellowship program created by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.  Cassidy McDonald, who will graduate in May with a business degree in marketing and a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, is one of eighteen scholarship recipients for 2017-18. Read More >

In Trump vs. the Media, the People Lose

February 23, 2017 Tessa Bangs

Robert Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies, discusses the conflict between the Trump presidency and the media – and just what the implications of it are for the nation's people. 

In his piece for Notre Dame Magazine, published here Read More >

How is the media to handle a presidency like Trump’s?

February 22, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

Is Trump his own worst enemy?  American Studies' Professor Robert Schmuhl answers this and other questions about Trump on the Scott Thompson show. Read More >

'His facts don't exist. That's the problem'

February 20, 2017 Tessa Bangs

Join Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies, as he discusses the first 30 days of President Trump's administration in conversation with Victoria Jones, chief White House Correspondent, and George Hook on Talk Media News' High Noon program. Read More >

Does that 84 Lumber ad really mean what you think it means?

February 08, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

Associate Professor of American Studies, Jason Ruiz, provides insight into possible interpretations of the recent 84 Lumber Super Bowl ad, in an article by 2016 American Studies alumna Gretel Kauffman for The Christian Science Monitor.

See the full article,  including the extended version of the commercial, here. Read More >

Calls for ‘sanctuary’ campuses multiply as fears grow over Trump immigration policy

February 06, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

“There is a growing national movement for campus sanctuary,” Ruiz said. “People all over the country have been inspired to start thinking about what special roles universities play in a political climate that’s hostile to undocumented people, including undocumented students.”  -Associate Professor of American Studies Jason Ruiz Read More >