Former State Senator Don Huffines to challenge Gov. Abbott in Republican primary

Austin Statesman | May 11, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, discussed the state of the GOP in Texas.

Commentary: Our democracy needs comprehensive civics education

San Antonio Express News | May 11, 2020

Two St. Edward's University Political Science students penned a commentary on the need for civics education in Texas.

As hot-button issues dominate Texas legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott sends clear signals on some conservative priorities

Texas Tribune | May 10, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, chimed in on the issues dominating the Texas legislative session.

North Texas colleges and universities are optimistic about returning to campus in the fall

Dallas Morning News | April 29, 2021

St. Edward's University's plan for a safe return to campus is highlighted.

Dr. Brian Smith talks about Biden's address to joint session of Congress

Fox 7 | April 28, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science and associate dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, weighed in on President Biden's address to Congress.

As debate swirls, colleges weigh whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccines

ABC News | April 27, 2021

St. Edward's University's decision to have Covid-19 vaccine mandate becomes part of the national dialogue.

St. Edward's University professor shares thoughts on Biden's global climate summit

Fox 7 | April 24, 2021

Peter Beck, professor of Environmental Science and Policy, shared his thoughts on President Biden's global climate summit.

Explaining the City of Austin Props with Dr. Brian Smith

Fox 7 | April 24, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science and associate dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, explained what local propositions were on the May ballot.

Review: A full-hearted outdoor staging of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' at St. Edward's University

Austin Statesman | April 20, 2021

The Mary Moody Northen Theatre received rave reviews for its production of "Twelfth Night."

Early voting begins: 8 propositions, including camping ban on ballot

Austin Statesman | April 20, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science and assistant dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, chimed in on the proposition on the May ballot.

Opinion: High school seniors - don't delay your college enrollment

Austin Statesman | April 19, 2021

Tracy Manier, vice president Enrollment Management, penned a commentary saying that students should not let the pandemic sidetrack their college aspirations.

What you need to know about colleges requiring the covid-19 vaaccine for the fall 2021 semester

Seventeen | April 16, 2021

Justin Sloan, vice president of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning, explained how the Covid-19 vaccine policy will work this fall.

Why we need to talk about Chauvin's drug-related defense

Psychology Today | April 15, 2021

Kelly E. Green, associate professor of Psychology, critiqued the drug-related defense tactics used in the George Floyd murder trial in her latest blog. 

5 keys to going alcohol free

Psychology Today | April 8, 2021

Kelly E. Green, associate professor of Psychology, gives advice on how to curb drinking in her latest blog.

Can Colleges Require Students to Get the Covid Vaccine?

Teen Vogue | April 8, 2021

St. Edward's University is part of a small group of colleges that have announced Covid-19 vaccination policies in preparation for fall.

A growing number of US colleges and universities requiring students to get Covid-19 vaccinations

CNN | April 8, 2021

St. Edward's University becomes one of the first universities in nation to require COVID-19 vaccine this fall for in-person activities.

Covid-19: North Korea, Citing Pandemic, Will Skip Tokyo Summer Olympics

New York Times | April 5, 2021

St. Edward's University becomes one of the first colleges in the nation to announce a Covid-19 vaccination policy.

Virginia Is First Southern State to Ban 'Trans Panic' Defense for Murder, Assault

Newsweek | April 2, 2021

Carsten W. Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, testified before Virginia lawmakers in support of a ban against the gay and trans "panic" defense.

Hunter Biden and Demi Lovato are Addiction Recovery Heroes

Psychology Today | April 5, 2021

Kelly E. Green, associate professor of Psychology, wrote a commentary on how celebrities sharing their addiction recovery stories can help erase stigmas.

Hunter Biden's shocking tell-all is important. Here's why.

USA Today | April 1, 2021

Kelly E. Green, associate professor of Psychology, weighed in on how Hunter Biden's new book can help others in addiction recovery.

Immigration takes center stage in Biden's first press conference

Fox 7 | March 31, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, discussed the Biden administration's immigration policy.

New Jersey State Police's first 100 years charcterized by racial prejudice

The Conversation | March 11, 2021

Carsten W. Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, penned an article based on his study of the New Jersey State Police.

Biden aims to usher US into 'next phase' of pandemic in speech

Fox 7 | March 11, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science and assistant dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, discussed Biden's plans for facing the pandemic.

UT-Austin won't require SAT or ACT scores for 2022 applications due to Covid-19

Texas Tribune | February 25, 2021

Drew Nichols, dean of Admissions, discussed test-optional policies for college admissions.

GOP beat Texas Democrats in voter registration, turnout in 2020, post-mortem shows

Dallas Morning News | February 24, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, shared his views on voter turnout in the 2020 election.

Volunteers are leading Austin's post-storm recovery

Vice | February 24, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, spoke about the Texas ERCOT system and its failure during the winter storm.

Wofur sind barte gut? Das sagen Evolutionsbiologen

National Geographic Germany | February 24, 2021

Sarah Mittal's, assistant professor of Marketing, research on the affect of salespeople's beards was highlighted.

Virginia is nearing a ban on gay & trans "panic" defenses in criminal trials

LGBTQ Nation | February 23, 2021

Carsten W. Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, shared insights on the gay and trans "panic" defenses.

Texas Crisis Shows Disaster Politics is Dividing America

U.S. News & World Report | February 22, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, spoke about the inherent politics in Texas' power grid.

Texas winter storms: 1 went 55 hours without power in freezing austin. At least I'm alive

USA Today | February 18, 2021

Jena Heath, professor of Media Studies and assistant dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, penned an op-ed on her family's experiences during the winter storm.

8 Propositions on the ballot for May election in Austin

Fox 7 | February 10, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science and assistant dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, explained the propositions on the ballot for the May election.

Trump impeachment trial over role in Capitol riot open today

KVUE | February 10, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science and assistant dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, weighed in on the impeachment trial of former President Trump.

Texas political experts discuss impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump

KVUE | February 9, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, chimed in on the impeachment trial of former President Trump.

Early data shows white drivers got more breaks for hands-free cellphone violations

WCVB Boston | February 5, 2021

Carsten W. Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, was asked to review traffic stop data in Massachusetts for an investigative report on bias arrests.

City certifies group's petition to put Austin camping ban on May ballot

KXAN | February 5, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, explained a camping ban on the ballot.

Council selects Natasha Harper-Madison as next Austin Mayor Pro Tem

Fox 7 | January 28, 2021

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, spoke about the Austin City Council's selection for a mayor pro tem.

U.S. Senate to receive article of impeachment against former President Trump

Fox 7 | January 26, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, shared insights on the movement of impeachment articles to the U.S. Senate.

Defenders: College Admissions and Grading Changes Impacting High School Students

KVUE | January 15, 2021

Tracy Manier, vice president of Enrollment Management, spoke about changes in the college admissions process during a pandemic.

Significance of U.S. House Impeachment debate

Fox 7 | January 15, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, discussed the debate surrounding Trump's impeachment.

'It's an attempted coup' | Political analysts react to mobs at U.S. Capitol

KVUE | January 7, 2021

Political experts Brian Smith and David Thomason discussed the domestic terrorism that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.

Texas State, St. Edward's take extra steps to keep Covid-19 off campus

CBS Austin | January 7, 2021

Justin Sloan, vice president of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, discussed health and safety planning during the pandemic.

Legislation filed to limit Texas Governor's disaster powers

Fox 7 | January 7, 2021

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, discussed proposed legislation aimed at limiting the Texas Governor's powers.

In context: 'Operation Undaunted' and crime in Austin

PolitFact | January 5, 2021

Carsten Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, weighed in on crime statistics in Austin.

Political expert, former city council member discuss Mackenzie Kelly's runoff election victory

KVUE | December 17, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, weighed in on an Austin City Council member's victory.

New research finds if you grow a beard, you can grow your sales

Fast Company | December 16, 2020

Sarah Mittal, assistant professor of Marketing, published an academic paper on the benefits of beards for salespeople.

St. Edward's political expert weighs in on Paxton's election lawsuit

Fox 7 | December 9, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, discussed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's election lawsuit.

Courts in 39 American states still admit the "gay-panic defense"

The Economist | November 30, 2020

Carsten Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, discussed the widely condemned "gay-panic" defense.

It gives me no pleasure to be right, but Democrats were never going to win Texas in 2020

USA Today | November 30, 2020

Jena Heath, associate professor of Journalism and Media Studies, penned an op-ed about Texas' voting trends.

Democracy requires listening to one another instead of pundits

Dallas Morning News | January 20, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, shared political commentary inspired by his class's podcast, The Civics Lab at St. Edward's.

After Republicans keep the House in political dogfight, where does Texas politics go?

Dallas Morning News | November 20, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, discusses the future of the Texas Republican Party.

Dr. Glenda Ballard on Seamless Transfer Policies - Higher Ed Geek

The Higher Ed Geek | November 13, 2020

Glenda Ballard, associate vice president of Graduate and Professional Studies, was featured to explain how university policies can support transfer students in their pursuit of bachelor's degrees.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick puts up $1 million for voter fraud tips despite no evidence of widespread fraud

KXAN | November 11, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, discusses Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's tip line for voter fraud.

Some Texas GOP leaders stand behind Trump's voter fraud claims, but others back away

CBS Austin | November 9, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, explains Texas GOP leaders' support of Trump's voter fraud claims.

Williamson County election: There's a new sheriff in town

KVUE | November 4, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, weighs in on the results of the Williamson County sheriff election.

Senate candidates John Cornyn and MJ Hegar make last push to mobilize voters

KVUE | November 3, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, provides insights on the closely-watched U.S. Senate race.

Political science professor explains the importance of voting in Austin City Council races

KVUE | November 3, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, explained the importance of Austin City Council races.

Commentary: Abbott, board hurting LGBTQ+ Youth in Texas

San Antonio Express News | October 21, 2020

Adam McCormick, assistant professor of Social Work, penned an op-ed on proposed rules that could harm LGBTQ+ young people.

Texas had massive turnout on first day of early voting, but will it keep up?

Dallas Morning News | October 15, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, talks about record-breaking early voting.

Nearly 36,000 people voted in person on first day of early voting in Travis County

CBS Austin | October 14, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, chimed in on the high number of early voters in the 2020 election.

Preview: Election races for Travis County district attorney and sheriff

KVUE | October 9, 2020

Carsten Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, weighed in on election races for Travis County district attorney and sherriff.

How President Trump's Covid-19 quarantine could impact both campaigns in Texas

| October 5, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, discussed how President's Trump covid-19 quarantine could affect the campaign.

St. Edward's University political expert discusses first presidential debate

Fox 7 | September 30, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, weighed in on the first presidential debate of 2020.

Preview: State, local education races on the Nov. ballot

KVUE | September 30, 2020

Glenda Ballard, associate vice president of Graduate and Professional Studies, discussed the importance of local education races.

Preview: Williamson County Sheriff Election 2020

KVUE | September 29, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, discussed a tight race for Williamson County Sheriff.

Online grief therapy groups available for people mourning loved ones lost during pandemic

CBS Austin | September 28, 2020

Jane Milman, professor of Counseling, spoke to CBS Austin about grief during the pandemic.

Will The Supreme Court Vacancy Shake Up The Texas Senate Race?

Austin Statesman | September 23, 2020

Chad Long, assistant professor of Political Science, chimed in on how the Supreme Court vacancy could impact the Texas Senate race.

Experts Weigh In On 2020 Races For Texas House of Representatives Seats

KVUE | September 22, 2020

David Thomason, assistant professor of Political Science, weighed in on races for the Texas House of Representatives.

What impact does Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death have for the Supreme Court?

KVUE | September 21, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, weighed in on how the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgh could shape the election.

Opinion: The Texas State Board Of Education Is Failing LGBTQ+ Students

Austin Chronicle | September 18, 2020

Katherine Goldey, associate professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, weighed in on proposed Texas State Board of Education changes to sex education.

Rice, UT-Austin Once Again Top U.S. News List Of Top Universities In Texas

Austin Business Journal | September 14, 2020

U.S. News and World Report ranked St. Edward's University the 8th best university in the Western Region category for the second year in the row.

Political Science Professor Talks Impact of Woodward Book On 2020 Election

Fox 7 | September 10, 2020

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, weighed in on how journalist Bob Woodward's latest book on President Trump might impact the 2020 election.

Fact Check Is Crime On The Rise In Austin?

Austin Statesman | September 2, 2020

Carsten Andresen, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, and Michelle Richter, associate professor of Criminal Justice, were asked to fact check Austin's crime reporting.

Opinion: Let’s Stop Apologizing For Teaching Online

Austin Statesman | August 25, 2020

Jena Heath, associate professor of Journalism & Digital Media, wrote about the commitment and expertise that educators are demonstrating during the pandemic.

St. Edward's University Reopening Plan Praised By Austin Health Officials

CBS KEYE | August 7, 2020

Justin Sloan, vice president of institution effectiveness and planning, spoke to the university's fall health and safety plans, which were lauded by Austin's health officials.

There Is Wrong And Less Wrong

KUT Texas Standard | June 26, 2020

Timothy Braun, visiting assistant professor of Writing, sheds light on what it's like to teach online and support students during a pandemic.

Texas Universities Are Shelving SAT And ACT Requirements As Coronavirus Scrambles Admissions Process

Texas Tribune | June 19, 2020

Drew Nichols, Dean of Admissions, discussed the university's test-optional policy and its potential impact on admissions.

From Online Dining Hall Orders To COVID-19 Testing, Local Universities Finalize Fall Plans

KXAN | June 15, 2020

Justin Sloan, vice president of institution effectiveness and planning, spoke with KXAN about St. Edward's preparation and planning for fall amid the pandemic.