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Nevada was a key swing state in the 2012 election, placing it – and UNLV – front and center in a political conversation that captivated national and international audiences. Media from here in Nevada and around the world sought the opinion of UNLV faculty and students - to gain insight on the youth vote, to learn tips and tricks of debate, and to understand the political firestorm brewing in the Silver State and across the nation.
Below are some top election-related stories from October featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV’s nationally ranked debate team knows a thing or two about winning an argument. As President Obama prepared in Las Vegas for an upcoming presidential debate, the team offered tips on winning strategies for both candidates:
College students were polled like crazy during election season as analysts tried to predict the youth vote. Media from around the nation interviewed faculty experts and sat in on multiple debate watch parties on campus to gain some insight on issues that matter to students:
Broadcasting live from the lobby of Greenspun Hall and the UNLV-TV studios, UNLV students delivered election results and on-site reports from campaign headquarters all over the city. The cast and crew from the student-run newscast “Studio G” anchored the coverage, and the cast of the “Scramble,” a student UNLV talk show, offered political analysis:
Students and faculty in UNLV’s emerging technologies lab tested new live polling technology during two campus debate events. A pocket-sized audience response meter tracked viewer opinions to questions posed throughout the event, sparking conversation and engaging students in the debate:
Voice of America, the U.S. government’s official external broadcast outlet, sought out UNLV faculty experts this election to understand Nevada’s role as a swing state and to gain insight into the local and national issues driving Silver State voters:
UNLV professors are looked to daily by the media for their expertise on local and national political races. They have participated in hundreds of interviews locally, nationally and overseas. These media outlets include National Public Radio, The New York Times, Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Review-Journal, LaCroix.com, Swedish Broadcasting, Australian Broadcasting Corp. and many more:
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