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National monument can be a success, by John Freemuth

John Freemuth, of Boise, is a professor of public policy, former chair of the Bureau of Land Management Science Advisory …

Cited: Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, 12/27/13

Justin Vaughn blogged observations for the Blue Review

Vaughn_Justin Justin Vaughn, assistant professor of political science, was in Las Vegas, Nev., recently for the Western Governors’ Association meeting. He blogged about his observations for the Blue Review. Read “Finding Common Policy Ground in the West” here.

Cited: “Justin Vaughn” (14) Update – Your source for campus news, 12/18/2013 | “Finding Common Policy Ground in the West” Blue Review, 12/18

John Freemuth wrote a column for the Idaho Statesman

Freemuth225x300 John Freemuth, professor of public policy and former chair of the Bureau of Land Management Science Advisory Board, wrote a column for the Idaho Statesman titled “Monument proclamation could be right call in Idaho.” The piece looks at the possible designation of the Boulder-White Clouds region of Central Idaho as a national monument. Freemuth posits several points that might bring about agreement that a monument proclamation is the way to proceed.

Cited: “John Freemuth” (51) Update, Your source for campus news 12/18/2013 | Idaho Statesman, 12/18/13

Freemuth: JFK’s death ‘first global news moment’ KBOI-TV

Freemuth: JFK’s death ‘first global news moment’ KBOI-TV
And Boise State Political Science Professor John Freemuth Says there’s never been anything quite like JFK’s assassination to hit America with such thunderclap …

Cited: “BSU’s Freemuth: JFK’s death ‘first global news moment’ KBOI-TV,” 11/22/13

Justin Vaughn Appeared on KOLR News in

Justin VaughnDr. Justin Vaughn, Department of Political Science, was interviewed by Missouri’s KOLR News program on November 18, 2013.  Dr. Vaughn was in Missouri to present at Missouri State University’s series which honored the legacy of John F. Kennedy.  Dr. Vaughn’s presentation discussed the universality of JFK’s ideas and policies.  View the news segment here.

Cited: KOLR, 11/18/2013

Justin Vaughn spoke at Missouri State University (KSMU)

Vaughn_Justin Justin Vaughn, Department of Political Science, spoke earlier this week at Missouri State University as part of the university’s series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Vaughn, a presidential scholar, made the following comment prior to his talk: “You have people who are considered quite liberal, people who are considered quite conservative, all of them finding a piece of JFK they can use to justify their own ideological preferences and their own policy positions. Basically, what I’ll do tonight is posing the question: What is it about JFK that makes contemporary presidents want to reference him and why are they successfully able to do it?”  Read more here.

Cited: “Justin Vaughn” (13), Update, Your source for campus news, KSMU, 11/20/13

John Freemuth quoted in the Idaho Statesman about the recent Boise bond defeat

Freemuth 100x100 John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about the recent Boise bond defeat. Freemuth noted that West Boise and Bench voters may not have felt the measures would benefit them.

Cited: “John Freemuth” (50) Update: Your source for campus news, 11/08/2013  | Idaho Statesman, 11/8/13

Gary Moncrief was quoted in a Times-News opinion piece

GaryMoncrief150x175 Gary Moncrief, professor of political science, was quoted in a Times-News opinion piece about friction within the Idaho Republican party. Moncrief noted that the party is experiencing ideological factionism nationally and in many states. Read “Alexander: Battle for GOP’s Soul Comes to Idaho” here.

Cited: “Gary Moncrief” (32)Update: Your source for campus news, 10/29/2013 | Alexander: Battle for GOP’s Soul Comes to Idaho magicvalley.com powered by Times-News, 10/29/13

Brian Wampler will present at the London Summit of the Open Government Partnership

Wampler100x125 Brian Wampler will represent the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency at the London Summit of the Open Government Partnership. The Open Government Partnership is an initiative of eight countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Brazil and the Philippines. The purpose is to encourage greater participation and transparency in budget and fiscal policy-making in order to improve accountability and promote good governance. Wampler will present on how participatory and transparency mechanisms can be incorporated in state reform.

Cited: “Brian Wampler” (9) Update: Your source for campus news, 10/29/2013 | opengovpartnership.org – London Summit 2013, 10/29/13

John Freemuth quoted in the Idaho Statesman about the recent federal shutdown

Freemuth225x300 John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about the recent federal shutdown as it related to the closure of public lands. Freemuth noted that Westerners equate the right to access public lands with freedom.

CITED: “John Freemuth” (48) Update: Your source for campus news, 10/21/2013 | Idaho Statesman, 10/21