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Professor's "News Literacy" Guide Provides Tools to Discern Fake News

In the era of "fake news," cyber attacks and "alternative facts," a Baldwin Wallace University professor arms teachers and students with a guide to distinguish the truth from deceptive information.

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BW’s New Interdisciplinary Dance Program a First in NE Ohio

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Building on its national reputation in the performing arts, Baldwin Wallace University has added a dance and movement emphasis to its major in theatre.

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Baldwin Wallace University Pilots Free Summer Tuition to Boost Graduation Rates for BW Students with Qualifying Financial Need

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In a novel approach to keeping low-income students academically on track, Baldwin Wallace University is offering six hours of free, 2017 summer school tuition to qualifying, full-time undergraduate students already enrolled at BW. The goal of the pilot program is to make it easier for BW’s Pell-eligible students to graduate on time.

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Statewide Poll Reveals Deep Divide in Ohio Opinion on the Trump White House

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A new statewide Ohio poll conducted by Baldwin Wallace University finds voters remain deeply divided on many issues in the early days of the Donald Trump administration, including an equal split on whether they trust the president or the media (or neither) to tell the truth.

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Oroville Crisis Exposes Need for Infrastructure Updates to Dam Spillways, Harkens Back to Johnstown, Pa. Catastrophe

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How a Native Plant Ended Up on Reality TV, and Why It’s at Risk

In one of television’s more bizarre recent offerings, the History Channel show “Appalachian Outlaws” follows a band of West Virginians as they hunt rugged forests for American ginseng, a medicinal root worth hundreds of dollars per pound. The show has high stakes: These men poach on federal lands, risking fines and jail time, and guard private patches with shotguns and homemade land mines. Most of them are out of work, out of savings and worried about paying for food and heat. Ginseng gives them a way to get by.

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BW Biology Faculty, Students Study Impact of Invasive Earthworms on Native Plants

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The earthworm, friend to fisherman, farmer and gardener, turns out to be a potential enemy of the forest, damaging and altering the woodland understory and native plants. With the aim of contributing to national research on the threat of invasive earthworms, BW biology students are collecting and studying specimens from local parklands.

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Baldwin Wallace University Students Gearing Up to Experience Democracy in Action at the RNC

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Baldwin Wallace University students are preparing to plug into the highly anticipated Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, which features insurgent candidate Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee. Nine BW students will be embedded the Ohio Republican Party’s Official Honorary Delegate Program, while another 13 BW students will join 125 students from colleges across the country to attend The Washington Center (TWC) Academic Convention Seminar. BW is home base for TWC’s two-week immersive convention experience.

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Social Media Fuels Grassroots Political Activism and Participation, says Baldwin Wallace Poli Sci Prof

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Dr. Lauren Copeland, associate director of BW’s Community Research Institute and assistant professor of political science, has published a new article focusing on the relationship between social media use and political participation in the Journal of Information Technology & Politics. "Networked Publics: How Connective Social Media Use Facilitates Political Consumerism among LGBT Americans" examines "how social media use increases the likelihood of engaging in political activism among members of an LGBT issue public with varying levels of political interest."







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