Ariana Genna ’23, political science and social justice & civic engagement, had an opinion piece, “Dismantling disinformation surrounding Black Lives Matter” published by PennLive this week. Genna, an Allwein Scholar, provided facts noting the “false narrative that BLM [Black Lives Matter] protests are violent and hateful has spread through disinformation.” She explores where this disinformation stems from and the importance of thinking and learning critically.
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President James MacLaren and Arianna Genna ’22, political science and social justice & civic engagement, were highlighted in a recent op-ed by Joyce Davis H’17, PennLive opinion editor. Davis interviewed President MacLaren and Genna for “We can thank Pennsylvania’s responsible college students for not spreading COVID-19.”
Dr. Christopher Dolan’s, professor political science, “Republican Flirtation with Extremism Began More Than a Half-century ago ($$)” was published by PennLive on Feb. 22. The article rejects the argument that conservative extremism is a contemporary phenomenon that began with Donald Trump and traces to the 20th Century origins of elected Republicans using extremist sentiment to build political support.
Dr. Helga McCullough’s op-ed, “Joe Biden Overcame His Stutter on His Own…” was published by PennLive on President Biden’s inauguration day. Dr. McCullough, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, expressed admiration for President Biden’s determination, but notes that thankfully today there are far more professional options and programs for those who want to improve disfluencies.
Dave Shapiro, eSports director of operations, announced that LVC will add Call of Duty and Paladins to its competitive options for esports athletes this fall. The additions bring the total of games in which LVC student-athletes will compete to nine, including six not played competitively by many collegiate teams in the region. The College also competes nationally and internationally in Counter Strike (CS:GO), Fighting Games such as Super Smash Bros, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Smite.
Dr. Terrence Alladin, assistant professor of criminal justice, published an op-ed, President Pelosi? Thanks Putin, on PennLive three days before Christmas. In the piece, Alladin noted “One possible unintended consequence of Russian interference into the 2016 election could be the Pelosi presidency.”
Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, wrote an op-ed, The Las Vegas killer’s motives shouldn’t matter—stopping the next mass shooting does, that was published on PennLive Oct. 12. In the piece, Dr. Dolan wrote about why investigators are still searching for a motive behind the shooter and the need for additional controls to prevent more mass killings.