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Clint S. Swift and Kathryn A. VanderMolen

Frustrated with legislative gridlock, many commentators have suggested term limits to ensure fresh ideas that will improve legislative efficiency. In new research which studies bill cosponsorship in 82 legislative chambers, Clint S. Swift and Kathryn A. VanderMolen find that term limits for legislators actually reduces bipartisan cooperation.

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Emily Waggoner

As a freshman at Jefferson City High School, Emily Waggoner was having trouble fitting in. She was not performing well on the school’s softball team, and she was losing friends. She struggled with the transition to high school. That adversity eventually led to an eating disorder that left Waggoner weighing just 93 pounds.

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People's Choice, Lincoln Sheets; First Place, Arianna Soldati; and Second place, Jessica M. Anderson.

Thirty doctoral candidates participated in the first annual Mizzou Three Minutes Thesis competition. From two preliminary nights, 12 winners advanced to the semi finals: Nathaniel Graham, Madeline Miller, Surya Sapkota, Arianna Soldati, TasiaTaxis, Jessica M. Anderson, Lincoln Sheets, Sarah Smith, Page Quinton, Scott Askinosie, Sarah E Lirley McCune, and Maria Jones.

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Kinder Scholars Samantha Franks and Matt McKeown

Originally, Samantha Franks’ concentration area within her political science major was conflict, but she made the switch to constitutional studies. “I’m probably more interested in conflict,” says Franks, a senior from Nixa, Missouri. “It’s just that the constitutional studies stuff here is so good.”

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A. Cooper Drury, professor of political science

President Barak Obama says the Iranian nuclear agreement announced by the United States and its partners Tuesday is “a historic chance to pursue a safer and more secure world.” Speaking in the East Room of the White House yesterday, the president said the deal will ensure the Iranians will not produce a nuclear weapon for the next 15 years.

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Fares Akremi has always loved politics. As a 7-year-old, he was more interested in NPR journalist Robert Siegel’s dissection of the 2000 election returns than playing sports. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

Fares Akremi spent his freshman year proving to himself he belonged at the University of Missouri and his ACT score wasn’t a fluke. Homeschooled in Jamestown, Missouri, Akremi wasn’t sure he would succeed in college. “I was scared of my own shadow,” he says.

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Canadian Studies Center Receives Governor General’s Medallion

The Canadian Studies Center recently received a tremendous honor—His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston awarded the Governor General’s Medallion to the center for its many contributions to strengthen relationships between Canada and the United States.

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Overview of the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri

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