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Empowering College Students to Register, Vote, and Engage

November 5, 2019

Bobbi Gentry, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater College, is a guest contributor for the RAISE the Vote Campaign. The views expressed in the posts and articles featured in the RAISE the Vote campaign are those of the authors and contributors alone and do not represent the views of APSA. Empowering College Students to…

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In The News: Wildcats Vote works to encourage student civic engagement

October 24, 2019

Election day is coming and some students are taking the initiative to register their peers to vote and educate the public on why it’s important. Hayley Spellman, senior in political science and communication studies, founded Wildcats Vote to involve her fellow students in their community and encourage them voice their opinion through the ballot. Spellman…

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In The News: Turnout among college student voters doubled from the 2014 to 2018 midterm elections

October 22, 2019

Turnout among college student voters more than doubled from the 2014 to 2018 midterm elections, according to a new report suggesting that a traditionally apathetic voting bloc may significantly influence next year’s presidential contest and politics at large. Political researchers say efforts by colleges and universities to boost student civic engagement are paying off and…

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