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Jan 24, 2024

Study: The More People Know About Pregnancy, the More Likely They Are to Support Access to Abortion

A new study co-authored by political science professor Steven Greene reveals that the more people know about pregnancy, the more likely they are to oppose legislation that limits women’s access to abortions – regardless of political ideology. 

Sep 7, 2023

Political Science Alumna Finds Career in Social Work

Political science alumna Liz Single has a career in oncology social work. Single discusses her career path and the benefits of having a degree in political science as a social worker. 

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Sep 6, 2023

From College to Congress

Political science major Lily Vaughn spent two months this summer on Capitol Hill as a congressional intern. 

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Jul 21, 2023

How Partisan Politics Could Help Public Health

A new study suggests partisan politics can be used to encourage the public to get vaccinated. Co-author and professor of political science Steve Greene discusses the process and findings. 

Jun 7, 2023

Another Day in the White House

Andrew Bates was willing and ready to drop out of NC State so he could live the dream of anyone who has ever volunteered for a political campaign: a full-time job in the White House. Before Bates could drop out, however, he received a crucial piece of advice from White House Chief Communications Officer Dan Pfeiffer, who encouraged him to finish his political science degree. 

General Anthony J. Cotton

May 2, 2023

Anthony J. Cotton, Military Commander and Alumnus, Will Address 2023 Graduates

NC State will celebrate the class of 2023 during its spring commencement ceremony at PNC Arena on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, the commander at United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska and an NC State political science alumnus, will deliver the commencement address. 

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Mar 3, 2023

“You Can Be That Voice”: Meet 3 Student Leaders

Katie Phillips shared her voice to celebrate Women's History Month. Phillips is a political science major and president pro tempore of the student senate. 

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Dec 13, 2022

Billy Johnson Named 2022 Distinguished Alumnus

The political science grad’s investment of time, talent and treasure reflects his commitment to his alma mater, earning him special recognition for alumni of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

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Oct 17, 2022

Beasley, Budd and the Nationalization of North Carolina Politics

What stands out about the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina? Political scientist Steve Greene has answers. 

Starr Gibens

May 17, 2022

Rising Starr

Political science and communication double-major Starr Gibens is an expert at putting thought into action. The first-generation college graduate came to NC State with a list of what she wanted to accomplish, and she has done so much more.