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2016-17
Eagleton Report

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Upcoming Eagleton events:

11/29

Politics and the News (Real and Fake)
A conversation with Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown
Details and registration here.

12/6

Eagleton Institute Alumni Panel: Careers in Politics
Open to current Rutgers students and Eagleton Institute Alumni
Details and registration here

 



Highlights

The Institute welcomes its 61st class of Eagleton Fellows this year. The 27 graduate students hail from all three Rutgers campus locations in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick and from a variety of departments and professional schools. Get to know the Class of 2018 Fellows here.
 
Women in Congress — across partisan lines — know their presence makes a difference. That is one key finding in a new research report by Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Representation Matters: Women in the U.S. Congress.
Dr. Elizabeth C. Matto, associate research professor and director of Eagleton's Center for Youth Political Participation, is among the editors of Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines. The book's contributors include scholars from multiple disciplines, fields, and careers.
"A generation after Cuomo's time in office, it is clear to me at least, that America had in fact produced a modern Cicero - a pragmatic and yet philosophic executive of the first order." - Professor Saladin Ambar, senior scholar at the Eagleton Center on the American Governor, on his new book, American Cicero: Mario Cuomo and the Defense of American Liberalism.
RU Voting, an initiative of Eagleton's Center for Youth Political Participation, has joined forces with Rutgers' Student Affairs to encourage civic participation as part of the Big 10 Voting Challenge.
 
Finding Gender in Election 2016: Lessons from Presidential Gender Watch was a collaboration between Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, working with expert scholars and practitioners to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in the election. Read the full report or the highlights.
The Eagleton Center on the American Governor released a report providing advice to help nominees for governor prepare for the possibility of victory. From Candidate to Governor-Elect: Recommendations for Gubernatorial Transitions suggests what to think about and do before the election, along with a checklist of actions to take between the election and inauguration.


 

News and Announcements


Report Card for Women Officeholders: Most Counties Need Improvement

Read the release from the Center for American Women and Politics here.

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Rutgers Student Voter Turnout Rates Higher in 2016

The Center for Youth Political Participation announced that voter turnout rates for RU-New Brunswick students increased to 54% for 2016 - an uptick of 7.4% from 2012.
Read the press release here.

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Bipartisan Coalition for Women's Appointments (BCWA)

The Center for American Women and Politics has convened a bipartisan group of some of NJ's most powerful political women to press the gubernatorial candidates to appoint more women. Learn about the initiative and how to submit your resume here.

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Teaching Civic Engagement

Read Prof. Elizabeth C. Matto's op-ed about "the need to continually invest in the foundations of democracy."
Available here.

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Which New Jerseyan served as both Governor and Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court?

The Center on the American Governor has info about him here.

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Miss one of Eagleton's events?

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