Department of Political Science and Public Affairs

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Students miss election prediction by one state

A student group in a political science course being taught collaboratively by professors at Western Carolina University and Eastern Michigan University came within one state of accurately predicting which candidate would win which state in the presidential election.
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WCU, EMU students collaborate to study elections

A campaign strategy that might work in Michigan might not work as well in North Carolina, and exploring why is helping students at both Western Carolina University and Eastern Michigan University gain a deeper understanding of campaigns and elections.
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Speaker to address gun control

Gary Kleck will review research in the field of gun control in his presentation “Guns and Violence: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys,” which is free and open to the public.
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Members of new MPA advisory board announced

The WCU Master of Public Affairs Program recently announced members of a new advisory board established to provide support to the program to improve its mission of serving the Western North Carolina region.