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CSUSB professor co-authors article on how endorsements by the president influences voters
Aug. 26, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight election analyst, examined how the endorsements of Republican candidates by President Donald Trump influences voters.

They wrote: “As long as Trump has been in office, he has been the central issue in Republican primaries: Candidates talk up their own support for the president and commonly attack their opponents by saying they were once a “never Trumper” or won’t support Trump’s agenda. Unsurprisingly, Trump’s endorsement has quickly become the most coveted prize in Republican primaries. In 2018, we found that Trump-supported candidates went 15-for-17 in GOP primaries for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governorships in which no incumbent ran — a higher win rate than the other 11 endorsers we tracked.

“In 2020, FiveThirtyEight has once again been tracking endorsements in every Senate, House and governor primary so far (i.e., those decided by Aug. 25). Trump has endorsed 111 candidates in these primaries, and 109 of them won the Republican nomination or advanced to the general election.”

Read the complete article at “Almost everyone Trump endorses wins their primary … But is he padding his record?

Cal State San Bernardino launches School of Entrepreneurship
Fontana Herald News
Aug. 27, 2020

With the start of the 2020 fall semester, Cal State San Bernardino will launch the School of Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in California.

The unique program, one of less than 15 existing worldwide, will boost the university’s already highly successful entrepreneurship program.

The School of Entrepreneurship, housed in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, further places CSUSB as a leading entity in the growing field of entrepreneurship education, said Mike Stull, a professor of entrepreneurship and director of the university’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, who will serve as the school’s director.

“Establishing the School of Entrepreneurship is an important step for CSUSB and the Jack H. Brown College as it evolves and innovates to meet the needs of students and the local community,” said Stull. “We envision a substantial positive impact, as it will further cement the JHBC reputation as a leader in the field of entrepreneurship education and increase the college’s ability to engage with the local business community in terms of relationships, collaboration, and resources.”

Read the complete article at “Cal State San Bernardino launches School of Entrepreneurship.”

CSUSB professor interviewed about the QAnon conspiracy theory
VOA News
Aug. 26, 2020

Kevin Grisham, associate director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article about how the QAnon conspiracy theory has gone global.

"QAnon believes President Trump is the person who will save the world from this network of bad actors and he will uncover the Deep State that exist[s] in the United States and overseas," said Grisham.  

Most of the recent growth in QAnon following has taken place in countries other than the U.S. "You're starting to see these sort of groups popping up everywhere," Grisham said.

Read the complete article and listen to the online audio report at “The global QAnon conspiracy theory.”

High Desert Daily
Aug. 26, 2020

Opera and theatrical performances executed on the stage and in the sand make up the avant-garde film “Still Life After Death,” an 11-minute short featuring soprano Stacey Fraser, Cal State San Bernardino professor of music, director of Opera Theatre and chair of the Department of Music. The film, which Fraser performed and produced, is now streaming on Amazon.

Read the complete article at “Film performed and produced by CSUSB professor now streaming on Amazon.

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