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Department Students Participate in Union’s Fourth Scholarship Symposium

Apr 30, 2007
Several history and political science students made paper presentations at Union’s Fourth Annual Scholarship Symposium on April 30, 2007. Drs. Sean Evans and Kevin Cooney shared the responsibility of moderating the history/political science session, which about 30-35 people in all attended.

The students who spoke and the papers they delivered included:

  • John Crawford on “’Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick:’ How Theodore Roosevelt Changed American Foreign Policy;”
  • Rachel Campbell on “The Seussian Influence on World War II;” Chelsea Freemon on “Child Labor in India: Exploiting the Innocent;”
  • Derrick Lambert on “Public Deliberation and Educational Funding in Jackson-Madison County;”
  • Joshua Pettigrew on “The Favelas,” which are shantytowns that develop on the outskirts of Brazilian cities; and,
  • Alex Scarbrough on “Metropolitan Government: Why Do Madison County and City of Jackson Residents Support or Oppose the Idea of Consolidated Government Between the City of Jackson and Madison County?.”
  • In addition, a panel of political science students - Jordan Scott, Nathan Tilley, Meg Duke, Jenica Vandiver, and Catherine Evans - presented a research project entitled “Views Regarding the Successes and Failures of the Jackson-Madison County School System.” Their presentation was based on the results of a telephone survey of 400 local voters.


Rachel Campbell makes an important point about Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, in her paper about his art during World War II.


Chelsea Freemon deals with the issue of child labor in India in her presentation at Union’s Scholarship Symposium.


Derrick Lambert discusses the topic of public deliberation and school funding in Madison County at the Fourth Annual Scholarship Symposium on April 30.