St. Lawrence in the News-Nov. 2, 2020 | St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence in the News-Nov. 2, 2020

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.

Margaret Demer ’21 was featured in a news story about the 2020 election produced by North Country Public Radio. Demer will be working at the polls in Canton on Tuesday, Nov. 3, alongside several other students.  

Howard Eissenstat mentors a Saint Lawrence University student.

Associate Professor of History Howard Eissenstat.

Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history and internationally-renowned expert on Turkish politics, was recently interviewed for a number of media pieces involving Turkey. His expertise was featured in an article and on a radio show about the Turkish army’s technological advances in DR (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation), Denmark’s oldest and largest electronic media enterprise. He also served as an expert for an article in a Dutch online newspaper to add additional context to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements about French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Assistant Professor of Government James Sieja recently penned an op-ed about ongoing political battles involving the Supreme Court that was featured in The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) on Sunday, Nov. 1. In the piece “Cruz proposal for the Supreme Court is woefully inadequate”, Sieja writes that when it comes to the proposed constitutional amendment that would freeze the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, “There is a better way to amend the Constitution to achieve that goal without the overly restrictive means of the Cruz amendment.” Sieja studies the federal court system, specifically the selection, nomination, and confirmation process for lower court judges.

James Sieja.

Assistant Professor of Government James Sieja

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