Nichols College Political Science Professor and Program Chair Erika Cornelius Smith, Ph.D., talks about the federal government shutdown’s impact on residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and beyond. Reporting by Lorraine U. Martinelle, director of public relations and social media at Nichols College.
Editor’s Note: The following historical and political perspective on the presidency of George H.W. Bush — who died Nov. 30, 2018, and whose state funeral was today, Dec. 5, 2018 — is offered by Erika Cornelius Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and international business, and chair of the political science program at Nichols […]
By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE The Nichols College History Department and Fischer Institute are sponsoring the first Media and Politics in America Conference Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, featuring presentations in Fels Student Center, Room 210, by Nichols students in History Program Chair and Professor Michael Neagle‘s History 480W seminar. Three students each day […]
Updated: Oct. 26, 2018 By BRIGADIER GENERAL (ret.) PAUL GREGORY SMITH Although the motivation behind the recent distribution of numerous pipe bombs won’t be certain until the perpetrators are apprehended, it is likely that this is an act of violent extremism. The FBI defines violent extremism as, “encouraging, condoning, justifying, or supporting the commission […]
By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE DUDLEY, Mass.—Nichols College political science, business, and leadership students helped approximately 120 high school and college students register to vote last week, ahead of the Oct. 17 registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 6 mid-term election. Nichols professors Erika Cornelius Smith, Ph.D. (political science chair) and Libba Moore, Ph.D., (human […]
The 2018 midterm election will have a long-lasting effect on the Commonwealth and the nation. This fall there are many important races to watch in Massachusetts such as the Governor’s race, U.S. Senate race, and the congressional district races. We will be discussing all the issues from ballot questions to the gubernatorial race to keep […]
By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE Mid-term election season is heating up on Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, and also on … Dudley Hill! Wait: Where? You read that right, Bison! The 2018 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and WBZ NewsRadio Boston is bringing the issues and politicians to campus Monday, Oct. 29, with its live-on-the-radio Talk […]
BY LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE BOSTON—Nichols College counterterrorism graduate program faculty testified May 9, 2018, before the Massachusetts Legislature’s House Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs and the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. The public hearing, which focused on cyber security, was held amid allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election […]