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       Alumni Spotlight: Wilfredo
        Rodriguez (Fellow 2009)

Wilfredo Rodriguez video
Wilfredo Rodriguez shares his passion for helping veterans, how his Fellowship in politics connected with his social work degree, and why Eagleton will always be home. Watch here.

Eagleton in pictures...

CAWP Tracks Gender on the Campaign Trail:
Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has joined the Barbara Lee Family Foundation in a new nonpartisan initiative to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in election 2016. Learn more at
Fellows Get a Lesson in Practical Politics:
The 2015 Eagleton Fellows learned about the Maryland legislative process from Senate President Mike Miller during the annual trip to Annapolis this spring. Having held the office since 1987, Miller is the longest serving Senate president in the country.
Connecting Science and Politics:
Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, helped launch the inaugural Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop this spring. The initiative enables students and postdocs to explore how science intersects with politics, policymaking, and public discourse.
Learning about Women's Leadership:
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande shared advice and a call to action with students in Prof. Mandel's Byrne (first-year) Seminar, "A Woman for President?" Casagrande encouraged the students to get involved, asking "If not you, then who?"
Summer Reading from Eagleton Faculty:
Two beach take-alongs: new books by Prof. David Redlawsk, The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, and Prof. Kelly Dittmar, Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns. Or listen to the authors discuss their recent releases here.
UA's meet with former Senator Kaufman:
Eagleton Undergraduate Associates exchanged ideas with Ted Kaufman, former U.S. Senator (DE) and longtime chief of staff to Senator Joe Biden, during his visit as part of the Holland Program on Ethics in Government. Watch Sen. Kaufman's Holland lecture here.
Young Leaders Conference:
Students shared a "selfie" with New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill during the Youth Political Participation Program's annual RU Ready™ Young Leaders Conference.


News and Announcements

What's the Matter
With Polling?

Read Professor Cliff Zukin's analysis of the crisis facing election pollsters, published by The New York Times.    

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Presidential Gender Watch

The Center for American Women and Politics has a new nonpartisan project to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in election 2016.
    Check out the site here.

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Get to know Eagleton people. Watch spotlight videos of:

 Gerry Pomper, EIP faculty
 Sayu Bhojwani, EPID
 Susan Carroll, CAWP
 Gilda Morales, CAWP
 Kris Shields, CAG
 Betty Holland, EIP Alumna

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Latest Rutgers-Eagleton Polls
Christie Character Traits Leave New Jersey Voters Dubious; Governor Seen As Less Trustworthy, More Arrogant
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Oval Office, Christie Perfect Together? New Jersey Voters Don't See Governor As Good Fit for President
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Christie's Negative Ratings Continue; New Lows for Overall Job Approval, Sandy, and Taxes
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New Jerseyans Say Keep Menendez In Office Unless Proven Guilty
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Strong Support for "Aid in Dying" Bill Assisted Suicide "Morally Acceptable"
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Atlantic City Future Looks Dim Although New Jerseyans Agree State Needs to Supply Help
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... all polls and more info available at ECPIP website