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A Magazine of Bryant University’s College of Arts & Sciences

ENCOURAGING POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT: THE ROAD TO ELECTION 2016 Joseph Rinaldi ‘19, Bryant Student Senator

Issue 3, Spring 2016 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Social Impact in Sociology….……………….....2

Can you imagine a country where only 16%

The committee began by hosting the Rhode

of eligible citizens vote in a primary election?

Island Board of Elections for an in-state regis-

A&S: A Community Within

Or one in which only 11% of tomorrow’s leaders

tration drive. We also held a “logo contest” kick

a University..……..............2

cast their ballots in a midterm election? Unfor-

-off event. The winning logo, seen here, was

tunately, these are the percentages of Bryant

designed by a student, Nicholas O’Hara ’17,

Undergraduate and

students who participated in the 2012 and 2014

who received a cash prize generously donated

elections, and they are typical of the low en-

by the Provost’s Office. As things were ramp-

gagement of college students across the coun-

ing up to the Iowa caucuses in early February,

try. At Bryant, we don’t settle for “typical,” so

we held a voter registration drive at the

having become aware of these numbers, we are

Rotunda Organizations Fair. This event allowed

working together to find solutions.

students to register online to vote in their home

In early November 2015, individuals from a

states using just their driver’s license.

Alumni Profiles……….…….3 Around the Departments……………...4-7 The Bryant Literary Review……………….…....….8 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies……....….9

also

Being a MyPath Mentor....9

members of the Bryant

helped coordinate a panel

From the Dean….............10

Student Senate, faculty

discussion on global

volunteers

depart-

terrorism, with faculty

ments across the College

members from the Global

of Arts & Sciences, and

Studies program, late in

staff from various offices

the fall semester, and an

including the Office for

event early in the spring

Campus

Engagement,

semester, with Professor

Bryant Goes to the New

came together to tackle this

Nicole Freiner, at which

Hampshire Primaries...…13

number of student groups,

from

The

committee

A Semester in D.C............11 New Arts Administration Course….………….............12 The Master’s Degree in Communication..…….……12

issue head on. To do so, this committee con-

students shared their perceptions about the

Applied Analytics Center

ceived of a special initiative called “The Road

New Hampshire primaries. On March 1, a

Takes a Walking Tour……13

to Election 2016.”

“Super Tuesday” viewing party, attended

2016 Bryant IDEA…....14-15

The goal of the “Road to Election 2016”

by over 85 students, was held in the Fisher Stu-

initiative is to increase voter turnout, facilitate

dent Center, with commentary by the Political

engaging campus discussions of important is-

Science program. And on April 7, in the Bello

sues, and encourage our future leaders to be

Center, a panel of outside experts will address

politically aware and active so that they are

the question: “Will American Democracy

ready to take on the problems of tomorrow.

Survive the 2016 Election?”

Pop-Up Gallery Night……16 Read and share the online version of A&S Magazine, and explore past issues, by searching “Bryant A&S Magazine” at Issuu.com

Bryant University A&S Magazine, Issue 3, Spring 2016  

A biannual publication of the College of Arts & Sciences at Bryant University.

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