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Featured Fall 2014 Courses:

Politics and the New Majority (790:349:01)
Dr. Sayu Bhojwani

Seminar will explore themes in political participation by new immigrant groups, in particular Asian and Latino communities.  More details here.

Darien Learning Community: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (790:250:01)
Dr. Elizabeth Matto
Students co-register for a 3 credit course The Nature of Politics, the department's introductory course in political theory, and a 1.5 credit Topics in Political Science course focusing on issues of youth political participation in contemporary United States.
More details here.

Eagleton in pictures...

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. shared words of wisdom with the Class of 2014 Eagleton Fellows during the annual Closing Program.
Undergraduate Associate (UA) Greg Cui reflected on his Eagleton experience during the traditional student "picnic" in May. Learn more about the UA program and how to apply here.
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno joined Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) as the keynote speaker for NEW Leadership NJ™, a bi-partisan, residential program to educate college women about the political process and teach them to become effective leaders in their communities.
Did you miss one of Eagleton's public programs this year?  Watch recent lectures and discussions on our YouTube channel anytime! 2013-2014 featured speakers included: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Fox News Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel, Senator Cory Booker, former Senator Olympia Snowe, and many more.
Eagleton students encouraged Rutgers Day visitors to practice voting on a real voting machine, compliments of Election Graphics. Voters were asked to name the Lt. Gov., decide whether Rutgers should build a monorail, and suggest Eagleton speakers. View the results here.
Steven Fernandez (Fellow 2014) spoke with Eagleton director Ruth B. Mandel and Congressman Rush Holt during a spring program exploring the intersection of science, policy, and politics.
Shubhangi Shukla and Olivia Puch summarized research they conducted with Youth Political Participation Program director Dr. Elizabeth Matto titled "Getting to the Polls: The Impact of Polling Locations on Youth Voter Turnout." The project was part of the Aresty Research Assistant Program.
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards met with CAWP students prior to her lecture as the 2014 Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership. Watch Rep. Edwards' talk online here.


News and Announcements

Alumni Spotlight:

Betty Holland interview
Betty Holland, Eagleton Fellow, Class of 1958
Full interview available here.

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Internship Opportunities

The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, home of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, has internship opportunities for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester. Details here.

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Get to know Eagleton people. Watch spotlight videos of:

 Gerry Pomper, EIP faculty
 Sayu Bhowjani, EPID
 Gilda Morales, CAWP
 Kris Shields, CAG

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Trenton State House

State House Express

Teachers, take your middle school and high school students on a tour of the State House.
     Details here.

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New APSA Website Highlights Ways to Teach Civic Engagement

Eagleton Youth Political Participation Program Director Elizabeth Matto edits this online resource for educators.

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Latest Rutgers-Eagleton Polls

Most New Jerseyans Still Think State Not Back to Normal Post-Sandy
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Despite Push by Christie and Other Officials, New Jersey Not Yet Embracing Municipal Government Consolidation
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Strong Opposition to Higher Gas Tax Decreases as New Jerseyans Learn Why More Revenue is Needed
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... all polls and more info available at ECPIP website