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AU Newsmakers 11.11-11.18,2016--Prepared by University Communications
Top Stories
Trump 'Very Happy' With Transition Process, Despite Contrary Reports
Anita McBride, Executive-in-Residence, appeared on Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd to discuss presidential transitions. McBride said, “It is important to bring the best talent.” Anita McBride also spoke with WLBY, Fox News, and other outlets. (11/16, 11/18,11/11)
Where Does Breitbart End and Bannon and the New Administration Begin?
W. Joseph Campbell, communication professor, spoke to the Washington Post about Stephen Bannon's chief strategist role with the Trump administration. Campbell said, “Media figures such as Bannon sometimes take an informal advisory role in presidential administrations, but only a few have leveraged their influence over a news organization to gain office or become senior advisers.” (11/14)

Additional Feature
Making America Great Again: Martha Wilson in Washington, DC | Artinfo
Blouin ArtInfo featured a story about an exhibit of Martha Wilson's work on display at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. The reviewer wrote, “For the last 40-odd years, Wilson has been a force for feminism.” (11/11)

Faculty Authors
How Painful Can Trump Make the Lives of Immigrants?
Law Professor Amanda Frost wrote an op-ed for Slate about Trump's immigration proposals, sorting through what he could do and not do as president. Frost wrote, “The president has unusually broad authority over immigration policy, but his power is not unlimited.” (11/16)
Explainer: A Tour of Robert Mugabe's Early and Later Legacies
For The Conversation, Beverly Peters, assistant professor in the School of Professional and Extended Studies, authored an article about the legacy of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. She wrote, “Mugabe's presidency has been characterized by mismanagement, corruption, and control over dissent and debate.” (11/15)

What Happened? How Pollsters, Pundits, And Politics Got It Wrong
History Professor Allan Lichtman talked to NPR's Hidden Brain about polling issues. The podcast hosts said, “Lichtman hopes that his success at predicting presidential winners — this is the ninth time in a row he has called a winner in a presidential election — will make people rethink, even a little bit, the way they look at elections and politics.” Lichtman also appeared on CNN and CNBC. (11/15)
End to Yemen War Could Soon Be Reality
Hrach Gregorian, School of International Service professor, spoke with The Voice of America about the situation in Yemen and a possibility of a cease-fire. He said, "Unfortunately, I have little expectation the peace deal will last.” (11/15)
What Hillary Clinton's Loss Means for the Future of Women in Politics
Jennifer Lawless, Director of the Women and Politics Institute, spoke with Broadly at Vice about women's experiences in politics. Lawless said that a lot more can be done to encourage women to run for office. “It's one of those small things we can all try to do, to close this gender gap in political ambition. To be very explicit when we're encouraging young women to run for office; to say to them: "Look, we mean it. You should really consider doing this one day.” (11/14)
Muslims in Trump's America: Realities of Islamophobic Presidency Begin to Sink In
Amb. Akbar Ahmed, professor at the School of International Service, spoke with The Guardian about islamophobia and the impact that the election of Donald Trump has had on the Muslim community in the United States. Amb. Ahmed said, “The fact that the Muslims don't have a coherent platform and voice is a huge negative for them at this critical moment.”

Bonus Clips
Best Business Schools 2016
The Kogod School of Business ascended into the top 50 full-time MBA programs in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2016 ranking of the best full-time MBA programs in the U.S. The Kogod program is ranked #43 this year due to strong recognition by recruiters. (11/16)
Video: 4 Things That Might Surprise You About Online Education
Kogod School of Business online MBA students Troy Cornell and Sara Levi talked with U.S. News & World Report for a video feature article to help prospective students learn more about what to expect in an online degree program. Troy and Sara spoke about how much they are able to interact with classmates in their online programs and their rigorous coursework. (11/16)

''Online,consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
"Online,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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