Experts on today’s news

Mara Suttmann-Lea on RNC

The Republican National Convention kicks off, with delegates and officials descending on Wisconsin. Donald Trump says Ohio Sen. JD Vance will be his vice presidential pick.

Assistant Professor of Government Mara Suttmann-Lea is available to provide 2024 election commentary.


Kendell Coker on Attempted Assassination 

The political climate in the US was already tense amid the 2024 presidential election season. The assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump may have just kicked things into overdrive.

Kendell Coker, a psychology professor and attorney, specializes in areas like trauma, social justice, and criminal justice, making him well-positioned to analyze the psychological impact of these events.


Tim Stevens on Emmy Nominations

TThe 2024 Emmy Award nominations are announced on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT. Emmy Award winners Tony Hale (“Veep”) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) will reveal the 2024 nominees alongside the chair of the Television Academy, Cris Abrego.

Tim Stevens, our Writer-in-Residence and Film Critic, can provide insights once the nominations are announced.


Jillian Heilman on Disability Awareness Month

July is Disability Awareness MonthJillian Heilman, Director of Student Accessibility Services, can discuss the importance of creating inclusive communities.


Jeff Bresnahan on 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Team USA is officially set for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Coach Bresnahan, a seasoned sailing coach, has played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of top athletes, including Olympic-bound Maggie Shea ’11. With his expertise and guidance, Bresnahan has helped athletes prepare for the world’s biggest stage – the Olympic Games. He is now available to share his insights on athlete preparations and what it takes to succeed at the highest level.