Top Stories Additional Feature Faculty Authors Expertise
AU Newsmakers 11.4.-11.11, 2016
Top Stories
Yes, He Thought Trump Would Win. No, He Didn't Use Hard Data.
History Professor Allan Lichtman talked with The New York Times about his “13 Keys” election-prediction model and being the rare pundit who predicted a win by Donald J. Trump. Lichtman also spoke to NPR's All Things Considered and was named in a Washington Post “The Fix” column as one of 10 winners of Election 2016 for his prediction. Lichtman also spoke to AP about issues with polling, in a story that ran in more than 400 outlets. (11/9)
How Did Everyone Get It So Wrong?
Professor of Journalism Richard Benedetto spoke to WUSA9 about the incorrect prediction by the pollsters and the media that Hillary Clinton would be the winner of the election. Prof. Benedetto said the mainstream media was already on Clinton's side and therefore, they called the election in her favor instead of talking to voters. (11/9)
Uncertainty Over Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Risks Global Instability
For The New York Times, James Goldgeier, Dean of the School of International Service, talked about the results of the 2016 presidential elections and its impact on U.S. foreign policy. “If you're in the Baltics, you now have no idea whether you can count on the U.S. if Putin makes a move,” Mr. Goldgeier said, referring to Mr. Trump's suggestions that he might not fulfill American treaty obligations to defend a NATO ally such as Estonia from Russian aggression.” (11/9) Goldgeier also spoke with AFP, NHK, and Deutsche Welle (11/8, 11/8 and 11/9).
AU Students on What Propelled Trump to the Presidency
American University students were active in responding to and analyzing the U.S. election outcome. An AP story about protests that broke out nationwide included mention of those at American University, and students also spoke with local WUSA-9 about what propelled Donald J. Trump to the presidency. Prior to Election Day, SIS and SPA students spoke with ITV, one of Britain's largest broadcasters, about the divisive 2016 election. (11/10, 11/7)

Additional Feature
Here's a College Bookstore That Doesn't Stock Any Textbooks
The American University bookstore is featured in The Washington Post for removing textbooks from the store. Yazmin Padilla and Lindsay Petelinkar, both sophomores in the School of International Service, and Charles Smith, the director of auxiliary services shared their thoughts on this change. Smith said, “We're trying to be as efficient as we can with every square foot we have.” Smith also says the university views the bookstore as a resource for students and an opportunity to build school branding. (11/10)

Faculty Authors
Placing the Student at the Center
For University Business, Scott A. Bass, Provost at American University, authored an article about organizational changes. He wrote: “For higher education to effectively meet the needs of the current generation, successfully address the challenges inherent in its complex structure, and maximize student success, breaking down data silos and fragmented services in an effort to provide a more holistic educational experience is incumbent.” (11/7)

What Can the Incoming First Family Expect Inside the White House?
Anita McBride talked to Good Morning America about presidential transition and what it will be like for president-elect's family to move into the White House. McBride also spoke to Inside Edition, CBS, BBC Radio, CBC, Politico, and other media outlets. (11/10)
How Trump's Proposed Policies About Minority Groups Could Hurt DC's Diversity Recruitment
Melissa Bradley, director of the American University Center for Innovation in the Capital, spoke to DC Inno about her concerns that fear within minority and marginalized communities following the election can have an impact on entrepreneurship, especially at the university level. “Some students, versed in Trump's economic plan, said the tariffs are a disincentive for international students as the barriers to starting a company are too high and may have an impact on the entrepreneurial attraction of the US.” (11/9)
Print Newspapers are Dead? Not After Historic Elections
Naomi Baron, director of the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning, talked with AP about print newspapers being valuable the day after the election. “We like to hold on to things that remind us of the experiences we've had,” Baron said. (11/7)
If Donald Trump Becomes the Face of American Racism, Racism Wins
Communications Professor Deen Freelon spoke to Vox about Trump's rhetoric spreading bigotry. Freelon said: “clinging to an elementary conception of racism that misses the complicated ways race pervades American life helps blur our understanding of the issue.” (11/7)
Female Clinton Supporters Are Left Feeling Gutted
Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to The New York Times about the disappointment with the results of the elections many women across the country felt . Lawless said: “Because there was general consensus on both sides of the aisle that she was the most qualified presidential candidate we've ever seen, and she lost, it reinforces the notion that maybe it's not even enough to be twice as good to get half as far.” (11/10)
Immigrants Were Allowed to Vote in the US Until the 1920s. What If They Still Could?
James Raskin of the Washington College of Law is featured in Quartz. Raskin, recently elected to the United States House of Representatives, believes immigrants could have filled labor gaps following the abolition of slavery in the South. (11/8)

''News,consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
"News,consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week

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