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D.C. Human Rights Seminar scholarship continues to change lives

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Since 1991, the Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar has provided students with the opportunity to be a part of conversations around national and global policies. After two full-day workshops, they spend six days in Washington D.C. attending seminars and briefings with institutions and policy makers across the political spectrum. The most recent cohort travelled in September 2019, and 12 students received financial support through ...

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Kristin Gustafson elected to Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication's teaching committee

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Members of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) elected IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson to the organization’s Teaching Committee. The 3,700-member professional, nonprofit, international organization is “the oldest and largest alliance of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level.” Gustafson will serve a three-year term beginning October.

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Policy Studies candidate Tania Santiago addresses COVID-19 impact on Latinx Community

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Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Latinx community in Washington State, MA in Policy Studies candidate Tania Santiago mobilized friends and knowledge learned in her policy studies practicum to develop COVID-19 Social Media Resources in SpanishIn addition ...

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Amani Sawari advocates for release of Michigan prisoners amidst COVID-19

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IAS alum Amani Sawari (’16) is the statewide campaign coordinator for the Michigan Prisoner Rehabilitation Credit Act (MPRCA), an initiative for the November 2020 ballot that would restore "good time" credits to the prison system, which were eliminated in the state's 1998 Truth In Sentencing law. Michigan is one of three states in the U.S. that does not make earned credits available to incarcerated people. For several years Sawari has ...

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Snohomish County vote tests government class

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Young people, as a demographic, are inconsistent voters, if they vote at all. Why don’t they participate in elections as much as older voters? What could election officials do to increase participation? 

Those were a couple of questions that Snohomish County election officials had for a University of Washington Bothell class in American Government & Politics. The winter quarter course, taught by IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher, worked with the county Department of Elections on seven research and analysis projects. 

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