Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a small edge in a bid to retain her seat this fall against challenger Thom Tillis, speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives and one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders.
A Stanford sociologist will discuss his important new book on American politics and society.
Retiring North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble will share his insights from a long career in the halls of power.
Join Elon political scientists two days after the election to discuss the policy implications of a new United States Congress.
Charlie Cook, one of the nation’s most respected political commentators, told an Elon University audience Wednesday that historical and demographic trends favor a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate this fall - but the GOP shouldn’t be too giddy as 2016 looks to be a blessing for Democrats.
Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.
Following the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, Assistant Professor Jason Husser examines survey data on American attitudes toward mental health and calls for more efforts to be made to remove the stigma of depression.
The assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll was a program guest on Friday, July 18, 2014.
The assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll offered an analysis of a federal lawsuit to prohibit the state from implementing a new voter ID law.
The assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll penned a May 8 viewpoint analyzing the way in which North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature might inadvertently boost Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's reelection bid.
With guidance from faculty and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, strategic communications and political science double major Baron Smith '14 combined his interest in marketing with a passion for cars to secure a position with Volkswagen Group of America's Graduate Program.
When Toorialey Fazly ’14 left Afghanistan in 2010 to come to Elon, he was expecting the experience to be uneventful. What Fazly, who graduates this spring from the university, found instead transformed his life.
The associate professor of political science and policy studies traces the evolution of elections in India for a UK-based academic association and explores the implications of the Bharatiya Janata Party's historic win at the polls on May 16, 2014.
Elon University senior Greg Honan researched the stories two former presidents told of public assistance recipients and found a direct influence on the way local politicians talk about social services.
Eight Elon University students participated on May 7, 2014, in the third Presidential Crisis Simulation hosted by the Politics Forum and Center for Leadership.
James Carter ‘14 leveraged the Student Professional Development Center and involvement with The Washington Center academic seminar program in the nation’s capital to work with the International Economic Development Council.
Nearly half of respondents in the latest Elon University Poll say the minimum wage should be at least $10 per hour, more people than not believe access to abortion should be made less difficult, and the state is still generally sour about "Obamacare."
A top Republican in North Carolina politics has bolstered his visibility leading up to a May 6 primary where the GOP will elect a candidate to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat this fall.
A human rights & social justice independent major has spent two years comparing local and national media perceptions of poverty in Appalachia.
The book explores the candor of Supreme Court nominees during their confirmation hearings.
Residents of Elon University’s home county cite jobs and schools as top concerns in a recent community survey that found a brighter overall mood compared to a similar poll three years ago.
Elon University’s Mock Trial program competes March 21-23, 2014, at the American Mock Trial Association’s Opening Round Championship Series Tournament hosted by Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
Elon University students can use TurboVote to register to vote and obtain absentee ballots should they wish to participate in either their home states' primaries or North Carolina's primary set for May 6, 2014.