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AU Newsmakers 2.7-2.14, 2020
AU in the News 2.7-2.14

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Elections 2020
Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs James Thurber spoke to The New York Times about the finances of Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign. Thurber said, “You can't win a campaign on an air war. You've got to have a ground war. He knows that, so he's buying the ground war.” Jason Mollica, professorial lecturer in the School of Communication, spoke to Sinclair Broadcasting Group about the results of the Iowa caucuses. Professor of Public Affairs David Barker spoke to AFP about the pros and cons of a Bernie Sanders candidacy and Amy Dacey, executive director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics, spoke to AFP about challenges facing Elizabeth Warren's campaign. (2/13, 2/10, 2/12)

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The Blessings of Secrecy
School of International Service Associate Professor Joshua Rovner wrote an article for War on the Rocks about calls to end public intelligence briefings. Rovner wrote, “Routine public presentations are intrinsically valuable because they soothe the inherent tension between secret intelligence and democratic norms.” (2/11)

Will Coronavirus Crisis Trigger an Enrollment Crisis?
Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Fanta Aw spoke to Inside Higher Ed about the potential impact the coronavirus crisis could have on college enrollment numbers. Aw said, “[The coronavirus] once again affirms how in international education, there are so many interdependencies.” (2/13)
Was This Trump's Best Week Yet?
David Barker, professor of public affairs, spoke to BBC News about Iowa and the Senate's acquittal of President Trump. Barker said, “Sometimes Trump is going to look like he's stronger, sometimes he's going to look like he's weaker. But things tend to reach an equilibrium.” (2/8)
Trump, Impeachment and the Politics of Revenge
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Chris Edelson spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about President Trump's actions against key impeachment actors. Edelson said, “In our system, it is not the government that acts as censor over the people, but the other way around.” (2/10)
Advancing Diversity in Advertising Starts in the Classroom
Sonya Grier, professor in the Kogod School of Business, was recognized in an AdWeek opinion article for promoting diversity within the field of marketing and advertising. (2/10)
Sudan's Former Dictator May Finally Face Justice for the Darfur Genocide
Rebecca Hamilton, associate professor in the Washington College of Law, spoke to Vox about rumors that ousted Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir may finally be held accountable for his role in the Darfur genocide. Hamilton said, “Putting it in the context of Sudan for the last 30 years, it's an extraordinary development.” (2/11)
Trump Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024, but House Seeks Focus on Mars Mission
Professor of Public Affairs Howard McCurdy spoke to Sinclair Broadcasting Group about the possibility of another U.S. moon landing. McCurdy said, “It took eight years the last time.” The article ran in 29 Sinclair-affiliated outlets. (2/7)
If China Did Hack Equifax, These Americans May Have More Reasons To Be Concerned
Laura DeNardis, interim dean and professor in the School of Communication, spoke to MarketWatch about the Equifax data breach. DeNardis said, “Cybersecurity capability is now a chilling proxy for political power.” (2/12)
The Textbook: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Carolyn Parker, senior professorial lecturer in the School of Education, spoke to Education News about the pros and cons of textbooks. Parker said, “I think the first factor that should be taken into consideration when choosing a textbook is does the textbook represent multiple viewpoints?” (2/13)

''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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