This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.
Michael W. and Virginia R. Ranger Professor of Government Alan Draper recently had an opinion piece published in RealClear Politics.
The editorial, titled "Donald Trump: A Street-Fighting Man," proposes that President Trump's election in 2016 and continued sway among Republican voters is related to his appeal to white, lower-middle-class voters who did not feel represented by the Republican party that ran Mitt Romney for president in 2012.
Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history and Turkish affairs expert, was recently quoted in an article published by Reuters about the impact of a Biden presidency on the United States' standing internationally.
In the article, titled "Biden's aim to restore U.S. leadership could be tall order in a changed world," Eissenstat argues that while Biden may be able to stem the tide of negative international feelings towards the United States, it will be a difficult battle to offset the impact of the Trump presidency.
“Biden, to the extent he reinforces those norms and institutions, will help shore up America’s position,” Eissenstat said. “What he cannot do is change the hard reality that the U.S. is no longer that exceptional: Other countries and regions can and will effectively compete in every sphere.”