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Assumption’s Moynihan Institute Launches Model Senate Project

Feb. 24, 2020 Office of Communications
Furthering its mission of encouraging the convergence of scholarship and statesmanship, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center at Assumption University recently launched the Moynihan Model Senate Project. This program provides Assumption students the opportunity to simulate historical and contemporary...

Assumption and The Institute of World Politics Partner to Offer Opportunity for Advanced Study in National Security and International Affairs

Jan. 29, 2020 Office of Communications
Assumption and The Institute of World Politics (IWP) have partnered to offer students an opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree from Assumption and a Master of Arts from IWP in the areas of international affairs, national security, and intelligence. “IWP’s mission is aligned with Assumption in...

Prof. Vaughan Column on Impeachment Published in The Toronto Globe and Mail

Jan. 16, 2020 Office of Communications
The Toronoto Globe and Mail , an international publication that is read by more than 1.5 million, published a column authored by Professor of Political Science and Chair of Assumption's Department of Political Science, Geoffrey Vaughan, D.Phil. In his column, "Impeachment was never meant to be a...

Provost Pens Op/Ed for Washington Post on Supreme Court Powers

Dec. 12, 2019 Office of Communications
Assumption University Provost Greg Weiner, Ph.D. , and director of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center for Scholarship and Statesmanship at the University, authored an opinion editorial piece on the power of the United States Supreme Court, The Supreme Court majority should resist the temptation to...

College to Congress Internship: Madison Piel '20

Apr. 12, 2019 Office of Communications
Madison Piel ‘20, a political science major from Marlborough, CT, was selected for a prestigious internship with College to Congress on Capitol Hill this summer. Of 1,000 applicants, only 19 were selected for the 2019 program. College to Congress is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that...

Assumption’s Political Science Program a “Best Value”

Mar. 28, 2019 Kaitlyn Friel '19
College Factual has recognized Assumption’s political science program as one of the top 25 best political science programs for the money in its 2019 Best Value Colleges for Political Science & Government rankings. Assumption, ranked in the top five percent of programs nationwide, was also named the...

The Importance of Serving with Compassion

Jan. 2, 2019 Kaitlyn Friel '19 
As a political science major, Matthew Brennan ’12 learned many important lessons, among the most valuable of them the need to serve with compassion. After graduating, Brennan carried with him a quote from the Venerable Father Emmanuel d’Alzon: “The secret of our influence is that we love our...

Host of MSNBC’s The Last Word Will Present Inaugural Lecture for Assumption’s Moynihan Center

Oct. 11, 2018 Office of Communications
Lawrence O’Donnell will reflect upon years of serving as a staffer to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan The political analyst, actor, writer and host of MSNBC’s The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell , will present a lecture titled “A Personal Reflection on Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Scholar and Statesman”...

Professors Offer Differing Perspectives on Judge Kavanaugh

Oct. 5, 2018 Office of Communications
Assumption University Political Science Professors Greg Weiner, Ph.D., and Geoffrey Vaughan, Ph.D., have offered differing perspectives on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, which have been published on national platforms...

Greg Weiner, Ph.D., Named Next Provost of Assumption

Sep. 5, 2018 Office of Communications
Assumption has announced that Greg Weiner, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, has been named the next provost of the institution, effective the next academic year. Prof. Weiner’s appointment follows the announcement that current Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Louise...