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Government and Politics

UMD students volunteer to help with voting at the Xfinity Center in the November 2020 presidential election.

Surveys: UMD Students’ Voting Rate Soared in 2020—But They Worry About Democracy

Terps More Engaged Than Students Nationally, Research Finds

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Commencement program with red confetti

Graduates to Be Honored for Resilience and Achievements

Commencement Will Feature Remarks From Student and Bestselling Alum Author Jeff Kinney

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the Shuafat refugee camp is seen behind a section of Israel's separation barrier in Jerusalem

Op/ed: New Accords Didn’t Improve Middle East Relations

UMD Survey of Scholars Shows Little Optimism on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Teen checks in to vote for first time

UMD to Lead Network Analyzing Lowering Voting Age to 16

Nationwide Coalition to Bring Together Researchers, Communities, Young Voters, Advocacy Groups

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken interacts with students

Secretary of State: ‘Domestic Renewal’ Needed Through Infrastructure Investments

Blinken Emphasizes Importance of Spending at Home to Remain Global Leader in Campus Speech

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Supporters of Palestine gather in Washington, D.C.

UMD Critical Issues Poll: Biden Lost Party Support During Gaza Crisis

Young Democrats Drive Disapproval of Administration’s Pro-Israel Stance, National Survey Finds

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Baseball stadium

Take Me Out to the Ballgame? Not Yet, Most Say in New UMD-Post Poll

Safety of Live Sporting Events in Doubt This Spring, With Questions of Masks Falling Along Party Lines

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Memorial with flowers and "Stop Asian hate" signs

UMD Expert: Shootings Followed ‘Intensified Feeling of Anxiety’ in Asian American Communities

Professor Explains History of Anti-Asian Bias, Impact of Political and Economic Instability, and Importance of Reaching Across Racial Lines

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Collage of suffragists, voting rights documents

Sharing Suffrage Seekers’ Stories

Libraries’ New Virtual Exhibition Documents Marginalized Communities’ Fight for the Right to Vote

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U.S. Capitol during Biden's inauguration

Op/ed: Blue Federal Leadership Could Spur Red State Backlash

Republican States Likely to Erect Roadblocks to Democrats’ Policies Requiring Cooperation, UMD Researchers Say

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Man carries QAnon sign

The Endurance of Conspiracy

UMD Expert Explains the 2020 Election’s Influence on Extremism and the Challenges for Tech and a New White House

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Man watching election returns in Times Square with flag lit up behind him

Poll (Dis)Position

Faculty Polling Expert Explains What Went Wrong in Predicting the Election … Again

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