Hillary Clinton came off better than Donald Trump by staying more on message and keeping her cool most of the time, a group of regional political experts contacted immediately after Wednesday night’s debate concluded.
Travis Ridout, WSU professor of political science and co-director of Wesleyan Media Project tracking U.S. political ads, gave Clinton a grade of ‘B,’ saying, “Most of the time she looked pretty presidential and appealed to the persuadable voters, like suburban women.”
He gave Trump a ‘C-‘, saying, “The first 30 minutes talking about substantive policy went pretty well, and his base would react pretty positively, but he didn’t appeal to persuadable voters.”
Doug Juneau, academic advisor for the Department of Sociology, is among four WSU academic advisors who received “Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising” awards from the local WSU Academic Advising Association (ACADA).
Juneau, who is also the academic technology coordinator in the CAS dean’s office, was recognized for his outstanding work in “primary advising.”
Together the four award winners advise more than 900 undergraduates each year.
Peter Engels, professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of his pioneering work studying Bose-Einstein condensates – clouds of atoms laser-cooled to the point where they behave like one wave instead of discrete particles.
“This recognition bears testimony to Washington State University’s strengths in physics and in the fundamental sciences in general, which form the basis for strong research endeavors at WSU,” Engels said.
His research is advancing fundamental understanding of the laws of quantum physics. This could eventually help in the development of ultrapowerful quantum computers and a wide variety of advanced sensors for taking measurements of quantities such as gravity, rotations and magnetic fields.
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Richard King, WSU professor of critical culture, gender, and race studies, commented on the issue, which is a focus of his ongoing research. “It’s something that most people haven’t thought about,” he said.