SUNY Adirondack Political Science

Political Science is one of the disciplines of the Social Science Department of SUNY Adirondack Comm Political Science is one of the disciplines of the Social Science Department of SUNY Adirondack Community College, offering eight different courses in the field of Political Science.

For more information contact Wendy L. Johnston, Assistant Professor of Political Science 518-832-7729 [email protected]

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Be a rebel and read a banned book.

It’s Banned Books Week and we’re here to celebrate the freedom to read.
Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.

09/13/2022

Transparency within reach.
Comment to get one!

09/11/2022
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Conflict keeps millions of children , making them easy targets of abuse, exploitation & recruitment by armed forces and groups. Education can be a life-saver. The time to is NOW: https://on.unesco.org/3gV3JgE

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09/08/2022

Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II.

09/07/2022

It’s here! Our team has been hard at work getting our newest Voter’s Self-Defense Manual mailed out. A digital version will be available on our website soon. We hope our manual helps you make informed decisions when voting this November.

Flora Tristan: Radical Socialist, Feminist, and First Internationalist 09/06/2022

Flora Tristan: Radical Socialist, Feminist, and First Internationalist

Flora Tristan: Radical Socialist, Feminist, and First Internationalist By Kevin Duong In the summer of 1843, French feminist and activist Flora Tristan published a short book, L’Union ouvrière, or The Workers’ Union. Progressive French publishers panned the book. They…

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We need more women in STEM.

Science has no gender! We need 100% of our brainpower to address global challenges. We need more . We need to support women & girls who choose science!

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Look at how beautiful our nature is 💚. Natural patterns are visible regularities of shapes found in the natural world. Nature is already perfectly made! Sometimes, patterns are even modelled mathematically, with symmetries, cracks, stripes and spirals. Unfortunately, humans have already consumed more natural resources than the earth can replenish... To preserve our unique and diverse world, people are working on the ground every day. 🌎 Discover and support , citizen-led projects born out of a deep passion for our planet. Learn more and join UNESCO’s Green Citizens! 👉 https://on.unesco.org/3Sd3JJO

This Week in Research: July 25 – July 28 07/28/2022

This Week in Research: July 25 – July 28

This Week in Research: July 25 – July 28 Highlights from the Week 1. On Wednesday, July 27th, Senator Joe Machin II announced that he would cooperate with the Democratic leadership and agree to include measures in the upcoming inflation reduction package which would subsidize forms of healthcare and prescriptions. The infrastructure bill p...

07/21/2022

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which provides statutory authority for same-sex and in*******al marriages, in a 267–157 vote. See how your politicians voted here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/bill/votes/86984

07/15/2022

It’s time to get excited! The newest edition of our Voter’s Self-Defense Manual is coming soon. Released before every federal general election, this publication contains key data points on all congressional members selected from our research database, including biographical information, Political Courage Test results, key votes, special interest group ratings, and campaign finances.

07/15/2022

At Your SUNY Community College

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Mubarak to all those around the world who celebrate.

07/08/2022

SUNY Adirondack is actively registering students for the fall 2022 semester.

Political Science course offerings:

PSC101: Introduction to Political Thought: MW 2-3:20 pm in person.

PSC102: State and Local Government: Fully Online

PSC106: Introduction to Comparative Politics: Hybrid Mondays 11-12:20 pm in person and online. ** Strongly encourage students to also enroll in ENG105: Writing in the Social Sciences Hybrid Wednesdays 11-12:20 in person with Prof. Rob Faivre**

06/28/2022

Primary Day #1 in NY!
Get out and vote in the primary races for Governor, Lt. Governor, NYS Assembly (not all districts have a primary), and Judges.

Primary Day #2 is scheduled for August 23rd.

06/24/2022

www.supremecourt.gov

Read the decision, draw your own conclusions.

www.supremecourt.gov

06/24/2022

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court decided on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade, the 50-year-old decision guaranteeing the constitutional right to an abortion. Rockefeller College Interim Dean Julie Novkov and Visiting Assistant Professor Christine Bird will be hosting an open discussion via Zoom about the recent Supreme Court ruling and the implications of this decision. Join us on Monday!

https://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/news/2022-rockefeller-college-lunch-learn-dobbs-decision

06/24/2022

An article examining the broader implications of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The article was written when the draft opinion leaked. Today, SCOTUS released the final decision, which overturns Roe v. Wade.

https://www.csis.org/analysis/what-privacy-united-states-could-look-without-roe-v-wade?fbclid=IwAR2QbCpLMiHANBG_WGaJcbZgvYC5B5ZA8FK0eJtPHkDpjH1q5njdrYFdVlU

06/24/2022

Read about all of the SCOTUS decisions, including the Dobbs case, from the 2021 term here at SCOTUSblog.

https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/terms/ot2021/?sort=mname

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LexiLuther38 on TikTok

Can you answer these 20 questions from the U. S. Citizenship test with out googling the answer?

1. What is the supreme law of the land?
2. How many U.S. Senator are there?
3. How many voting members of the House of Representatives?
4. Why do some states have more representatives than others?
5. If the President or VP cannot serve, who becomes President?
6. Who is the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
7. Name on States’ Power
8. What is one responsibility only for U. S. Citizens?
9. When was the Constitution written?
10. Who was President during WWI?

LexiLuther38 on TikTok I take my test this week! Wish me luck!

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Today is the International Day of Living Together in Peace, and UNESCO is all about making peace a reality. We're committed to helping people around the world to live in harmony with each other, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or nationality. In fact, we've been working for over 70 years to foster peace through shared universal values based on culture, education and science. As we mark this special occasion, we call on everyone to promote and practice tolerance, respect, and solidarity. Join our call!

Learn more: on.unesco.org/3xGIf0f

05/06/2022

Congratulations to all of our exemplary students!
2022 SUNY Adirondack Academic Awards.

New York’s Top Court Voids House Map, Calling Process Unconstitutional 04/27/2022

New York’s Top Court Voids House Map, Calling Process Unconstitutional

NYS Court of Appeals rejects New York’s congressional district map.

New York’s Top Court Voids House Map, Calling Process Unconstitutional The New York Court of Appeals said Democrats violated the State Constitution and ignored the will of the voters. The judges ordered a court-appointed expert to draw replacements.

SUNY Adirondack, Great Escape team on summer employment 04/15/2022

SUNY Adirondack, Great Escape team on summer employment

SUNY Adirondack, Great Escape team on summer employment Students offered housing, transportation and jobs for tourist season QUEENSBURY, New York (April 12, 2022) — SUNY Adirondack and Six Flags Great Escape partner to offer opportunities to SUNY Adirondack students in its collaborative "Work, Learn and Play" program this summer. Students can earn up t...

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021 04/10/2022

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021

UN Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021. Covid 19 has halted or reversed progress on poverty, health, and education.
Watch the video to learn more.

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021 The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021 uses the latest available data and estimates to track the global progress of the 17 goals and reveal the devast...

The Promise of Human Rights 04/10/2022

The Promise of Human Rights

The Promise of Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt offers an inside look at the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

04/07/2022

4/8/2022- History https://tinyurl.com/4vfyeh7y

04/05/2022

April is Community College Month.

04/04/2022

The American Library Association said that there have been more challenges to books than they have seen since they started tracking it in 2000.

The number of individual books challenged in 2021 totaled 1,597. https://n.pr/3DDCwJu

03/08/2022
03/08/2022

Happy International Women’s Day! This celebration began as “National Women’s Day” in New York City on February 28, 1909. Its organizers, including Leonora O’Reilly, were rooted in the socialist & labor movements. Today, around the world, Women’s Day celebrates women's achievements & promotes work toward gender equity.

Poster: Creative Women's Collective, ca. 1975, NYSM History Collection.

03/03/2022

“Let’s increase Pell Grants and increase our historic support of HBCUs, and invest in what Jill—our First Lady who teaches full-time—calls America’s best-kept secret: community colleges.”

We’re thankful President Biden highlighted the importance of community colleges in his State of the Union last night. Community colleges make higher education accessible, helping people achieve their dreams regardless of their life circumstances.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are reevaluating their life paths and looking to create their best future. With over 30 degree and certificate programs (including microcredentials), SUNY Adirondack provides the tools to turn those dreams into reality.

Click on the link below to apply for the fall or take a few classes over the summer; your future is so bright.

https://www.sunyacc.edu/apply

03/02/2022

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the New York State Museum offers a variety of resources throughout March for students, educators, and the public.

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/womens-history-month

This resource page includes research from historians and scientists, access to digital collections, virtual lessons and activities for the classroom, CTLE certified professional development videos for educators, and information about upcoming public programming exploring the work of women scientists, humanitarians, and artists, and the important role women have in New York’s history.

02/25/2022

SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, SUNY Adirondack Saratoga and the Culinary Arts Center in Glens Falls are closed Friday because of the predicted inclement weather.

02/08/2022

Nineteen-year-old pilot Zara Rutherford touched down at an airfield in western Belgium on January 20, Thursday, becoming the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, as she closed the loop five months after taking off on her record-breaking journey.

Rutherford's circumnavigation aboard her Shark UL plane took 155 days – two months longer than planned, thanks to loads of bad weather and visa holdups. Along the way, she crossed enormous stretches of desolate ocean and had to spend weeks in a tiny Siberian village. She also had to alter course to avoid North Korean airspace and wildfires in California.

"It's just really crazy, I haven't quite processed it," she told reporters after landing in Kortrijk. "Basically my dream is that in the future, if a girl wants to go into aviation or wants to go engineering, it's not special," she said. "It's just like, 'oh, cool, like, just another person who's doing a cool thing with their life.' But it doesn't matter what gender they are."

Congratulations Zara, you are a true inspiration for girls and women everywhere!

Source: NPR

“The Equal Rights Amendment Has Been Ratified. It Is the Law”: U.S. House Resolution Declares ERA 28th Amendment - Ms. Magazine 02/07/2022

“The Equal Rights Amendment Has Been Ratified. It Is the Law”: U.S. House Resolution Declares ERA 28th Amendment - Ms. Magazine

“The Equal Rights Amendment Has Been Ratified. It Is the Law”: U.S. House Resolution Declares ERA 28th Amendment - Ms. Magazine A resolution before the U.S. House says the Equal Rights Amendment has been ratified and is now the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Water Scarcity Is About to Get a Lot Worse. Irrigated Agriculture Doesn’t Have a Plan. 01/27/2022

Water Scarcity Is About to Get a Lot Worse. Irrigated Agriculture Doesn’t Have a Plan.

For my International Relations students, we were just talking about water scarcity.

Water Scarcity Is About to Get a Lot Worse. Irrigated Agriculture Doesn’t Have a Plan. Irrigation organizations play a crucial behind-the-scenes role in delivering water to farmers. But only one out of every five has an official strategy for responding to drought.

Breyer retirement hands Biden open Supreme Court seat - POLITICO 01/26/2022

Breyer retirement hands Biden open Supreme Court seat - POLITICO

At this point, Justice Breyer has made no official statement or issued an official letter, reports indicate that he spoke with President Biden about his intention to retire from the bench.

Breyer retirement hands Biden open Supreme Court seat - POLITICO Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, informed the president last week of his intention to retire, a person briefed on the justice’s plans said.

01/25/2022

We have partnered with the NAACP - Glens Falls Branch for a virtual African American Film Forum. The films will stream every Tuesday in February at 6:30 pm, a discussion about the film will immediately follow. To register and learn more about the first film, A Crime on the Bayou, visit our website crandalllibrary.org.

01/21/2022

We welcome the United Nations resolution adopted today to combat denial. This recognizes UNESCO's work on . We will continue to teach history and combat all forms of antisemitism, online and offline.

This resolution comes on the same day, 80 years ago during the Wansee Conference, when N**i officials discussed and coordinated the genocide of the Jewish people, establishing N**i death camps which led to the murder of nearly six million Jews.

Learn more here on what UNESCO is doing about holocaust education: https://on.unesco.org/3GM4T9f

Play mini golf to see how politicians tilt elections using maps 01/17/2022

Play mini golf to see how politicians tilt elections using maps

Play mini golf and learn about redistricting and gerrymandering via the Washington Post.

Play mini golf to see how politicians tilt elections using maps Can you beat par — and other Washington Post readers — in our first-ever Gerrymander Invitational?

01/17/2022

“Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction” ~MLK

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Did you know that flower waste could be recycled into incense sticks? Ethical and natural, Phool, meaning ‘flower’ in Hindi, is a flowercycling project recognized by UNESCO Green Citizens. It was created by Ankit Agarwal to combat floral waste in the Ganges River in India.

Flowers used in rituals are considered sacred and cannot be thrown in the garbage, so many of them end up in the Ganges.

Ankit Agarwal thought about a way of giving a second life to sacred flowers while continuing to respect religious practices. Despite the reservations of his friends and family, he quit his job as an automation scientist, and managed to convince temples in Kanpur to give him their flower waste. How? By transforming floral waste into handmade incense sticks, which will be used again for religious worship. As such, he both respects religious practices and creates jobs for 200 marginalized women at the same time.

His goal? To expand Phool to other locations and give work to 2000 women. Help him achieve this by supporting his project on the website. 💚

👉 https://bit.ly/3BHiICk (facebook)

Comment with 🌸🌸🌸 to show some support to this initiative that helps the environment

Kathy Hochul Will Propose Term Limits for New York Governors 01/03/2022

Kathy Hochul Will Propose Term Limits for New York Governors

For my students…. The State of the State Address on Wednesday is one to watch.

Kathy Hochul Will Propose Term Limits for New York Governors The state’s Covid response will continue to demand her attention, but other contentious issues await as the Legislature returns and a primary looms in June.

Child grooms are often overlooked in the fight to stop child marriage 01/03/2022

Child grooms are often overlooked in the fight to stop child marriage

Child grooms are often overlooked in the fight to stop child marriage The U.N. issued its first report on the plight of child grooms. And the pandemic has only made things worse. Here's a report from Nepal, where 1 in 10 boys marry young.

01/03/2022

SUNY Adirondack reopens tomorrow.

There is still time to register for the Spring 2022 semester.

There are still seats in:
PSC103 American National Government (fully online) 2 seats left!
PSC104 Introduction to International Relations (MW 9:30-10:50 am)
PSC215 American Constitutional Law (MW 11 am-12:20 pm)

01/01/2022

Happy New Year!! May we find 365 opportunities and blessings in this New Year!

12/22/2021

Happy Holidays and a wish for a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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