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The Final 2020 Presidential Debate

October 23, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, breaks down the final 2020 presidential debate.


Member of ‘Hamilton’ crew speaks to University of Toledo students

October 21, 2020

Patrick Vassel, associate and supervising director of the hit musical “Hamilton,” shared his journey from political science graduate to musical theater director as the first guest in the new UToledo College of Arts and Letters series titled “Tell Me Your Story: Liberal Arts Careers.”


Telling His Story

October 19, 2020

Patrick Vassel, associate and supervising director of the hit musical “Hamilton,” will share his journey from political science graduate to musical theater director as the first guest in the new UToledo College of Arts and Letters series titled “Tell Me Your Story: Liberal Arts Careers.”


Why isn’t the Trump campaign airing TV ads in Ohio?

October 16, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, questions in an op-ed why the Trump campaign is acting as if Ohio is in the bag when polling shows the battleground state is still very much in play. Read: Why isn’t the Trump campaign airing TV ads in ...


Live Stream Of Barrett Hearings: Watch Day 2 Of Senate Confirmation As Republicans, Democrats Weigh SCOTUS Pick

October 13, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, provides insight as confirmation hearings are underway this week for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Read: Live Stream Of Barrett Hearings: Watch Day 2 Of Senate Confirmation As Republicans, Democrats Weigh SCOTUS Pick


Ohio Native to Share Journey From Political Science Major to Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

October 13, 2020

Broadway performances are shut down for the rest of the year, but the associate and supervising director of the hit musical “Hamilton” isn’t throwing away his shot to inspire UToledo students.


UToledo Assistant Professor Curates Off-Campus Exhibit of Detroit-based Visual Artist, Activist

October 13, 2020

"Art can be a vehicle for activism," says Brian Carpenter, assistant professor of art and director of the Center for Visual Arts Gallery, curator of an off-campus visual art exhibit.


When should children be introduced to politics?

October 12, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Broxmeyer, assistant professor in the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses how young is too young to start talking to children about politics and whether a caregiver’s political affiliation and motivation set the course for the rest of their lives. Read: When should children be introduced to politics?


Biden dominating ad buys on local stations

October 9, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses advertising trends for the Biden and Trump presidential campaigns. Read: Biden dominating ad buys on local stations


Second President Debate in Jeopardy

October 9, 2020

Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration, breaks down an uncertain future for the presidential debates.