Experts on today’s news

Mara Suttmann-Lea on Election 2024

CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, begins Feb. 21. Nikki Haley will not be there but did deliver a defiant message to Republicans as she pledged to fight on in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination.

For in-depth analysis and commentary on this evolving political landscape, connect with assistant professor of government, Mara Suttmann-Lea. They’re ready to provide valuable insights into the race for the White House.


Kendell Coker on Mass Shootings

Gunfire erupted at a place of worship in Texas over the weekend and then again, just three days later at at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade.

As a clinical psychologist specializing in forensic psychology and an attorney, Coker, assistant professor of Psychology, can provide valuable insights into the impact of these events on mental health.


Andy Strickler on FAFSA Delays

Institutions have less time than usual this spring to package aid offers after the department delayed the launch of its new FAFSA by three months and is holding off on sending students’ application information to colleges until March.

Strickler, dean of admission and financial aid at Conn, offers expertise on the effects of this delay on students and institutions alike.


Tim Stevens ’03 on 2024 Awards Season

The beginning of the new year means one thing: It’s officially time for awards season. And there are a lot of top contenders this year, including “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Tim Stevens ’03 who is a writer for the Office of Marketing and Communications, Critics Choice Assoc. Member and a Rotten Tomatoes film critic is available for interview.

Deadline provides a full list of the 2024 awards season calendar.


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Eric Fleury on Israel and Hamas at war

In the wake of a large-scale attack by Gaza militants leaving hundreds of Israelis dead, Israel has responded with retaliatory airstrikes and declared war on Hamas.

Eric Fleury, assistant professor of government and international relations, is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and international relations. He is available to discuss the Israel-Hamas conflict and the American government’s support of Israel.


Nakia Hamlett on Race-conscious admissions

Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion Nakia Hamlett is available to comment on SCOTUS’s decision to overturn affirmative action in cases that involved Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Andy Strickler and Dean of the College Erika J. Smith are also available for analysis of the decision.