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Political communication scholar explores how media choices affect political beliefs and develops tools to help citizens consider multiple viewpoints

Political communication scholar explores how media choices affect political beliefs and develops tools to help citizens consider multiple viewpoints

The political season is in full swing and with that comes increased media use by potential voters eager to hear the latest political gossip on the radio, read pundit opinions online and catch snippets of the debates on TV. If prior elections are any guide, Americans will be tuning in to politics at increased rates…   » Continue Reading

Undergraduate biologist’s tuberculosis research could help Afghanistan combat a crippling disease

Undergraduate biologist’s tuberculosis research could help Afghanistan combat a crippling disease

Resistance Fighter: When Grace Eckhoff went to Afghanistan last summer to study multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection rates, it was a kind of return to her childhood. Eckhoff, who’s now a third-year biology major, grew up in Haiti, where her parents were doctors at a small hospital. While her parents were working, she’d often pass the time playing with the kids in the chronic illness ward, most of whom had tuberculosis. They were being treated there, rather than at home, precisely to preempt the development of drug resistant strains of tuberculosis.