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Finney Calls for New Leadership at Mayoral Forum

Mar 17, 2015 - This afternoon, former State Senator Lowe Finney spoke at the second Jackson Mayoral Forum at Union University. These forums are designed to inform the Union community of the major issues facing the city and the plans that the major candidates have to solve the problems facing Jackson. ...read more

Gist Speaks at Mayoral Forum

Mar 12, 2015 - This afternoon, Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist spoke to a room full of college students about his past two terms as mayor and his vision for the future as part of a joint effort by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology to better inform our students and to encourage them to participate in their local community. Mayor Gist argued that Jackson is a city on the rise. When he first...read more

Predictions for 2015

Jan 8, 2015 - Continuing a tradition began last year, Department faculty have made predictions for what will occur in 2015 so be sure to print out the predictions and see how well the faculty do over the course of 2015. Here are their predictions: Micah Watson’s Predictions read more

How Well Did Faculty Predict 2014?

Jan 5, 2015 - Last year, the Department faculty started a tradition by making predictions for the year. So how well did the department do with their 2014 predictions? Both Drs. Baker and Evans did well with their electoral picks as both predicted the GOP wave a year before it materialized. Both picked Republicans to take the Senate with Dr. Evans correctly pickin...read more

Union Hosts Amendment 2 Forum

Oct 24, 2014 - Last night, Union University's Department of Political Science hosted a forum on Amendment 2 with the Madison County Bar Association. The event started with Dr. Evans providing the backdrop to Amendment 2 by explaining how Tennessee moved from electing judges in popular votes to adopting a merit based system to the current proposal to adopt the "modified federal plan" where the governor would appoint a judge with the advise and consent ...read more

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