Political Science

Presidential candidates not mixing religion and politics, visiting prof says

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are deliberately avoiding discussing their religious backgrounds in the current U.S. presidential election campaign because they’re keenly aware of the collateral damage it would cause them both, according to a high-profile political scientist from the University of Notre Dame who will deliver a lecture here next week.

Canada-U.S. relationship subject of dinner debate

A couple of University of Windsor political scientists will be among the headliners at a debate Thursday, entitled “Beyond Borders: Challenges and Opportunities of the Canada/US Relationship.”

Professor Steven Brooks will moderate as Bill Anderson, Ontario Research Chair in Cross-Border Transportation Studies, takes on David Dyment of Carleton University.

The event is coupled with a dinner for the Windsor-Essex branch of the Canadian International Council and starts at 6 p.m. September 27 at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue at Tecumseh Road.

Session aims to demystify law school

The biggest adjustment to studying law was the constant consideration of right and wrong, says Brady Donohue.

“No matter what path you take, there will be ethical questions to navigate,” says the first-year student of Windsor Law.

She will share her experiences in a free public presentation, “Demystifying Law School: Advice on Applying and What to Expect in Your First Year,” Thursday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. in room 2173, Chrysler Hall North.

Hosted by the political science department, the session is intended to help students considering law school.

Part-time students recognize campus contributions with awards presentation

John Powell said it was “truly an honour” to be recognized by the Organization of Part-time University Students at its 20th annual awards dinner Thursday, but that isn’t why he loves his job.

“I have the fortune to be able to play a role in telling the stories of students, faculty and staff across campus,” the University’s director of Web development said. “Certainly the work I do is reflected in efforts to advance the University.”