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Four Simpson Students Head to Harvard to Participate in Civic Engagement Conference

Students Danielle Bates of Kansas City, Mo., Jacob Bruns of Washington, Iowa, Randy Paulson of Grinnell and Emily Schwickerath of New Hampton will attend the conference with Seth Andersen, director of the John C. Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College. All four students are recipients of the Culver Fellowship, which supports their studies in politics and public policy. More…

Sophomore Sydney Samples Honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. More…

Chuck Hagel, Former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator, to Deliver Culver Lecture

Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Center, said, “The Culver Center is honored to welcome Secretary Hagel to Simpson College to deliver this year’s Culver Lecture. His far-ranging, dedicated service to our nation and to presidents of both parties gives him unique and timely insights into critically important issues of national security, intelligence, and foreign relations.” More…

Trump Holds Slim Lead in Iowa in Latest Simpson College/RABA Poll

“Donald Trump’s base is sticking with him, even after the recent tape revealing his lewd comments about women,” said Kedron Bardwell, chair of Simpson’s political science department. “His lead with non-college voters and men surpasses Clinton’s lead with college-educated voters and women. If GOP turnout holds up, those groups will be key to the party’s chances in Iowa.” More…

Simpson Students Working Hard to Get Out the Vote

“We’re always told that we are going to be the ones in charge one day,” senior Michelle Beving said, “but what a lot of people don’t realize is that we already have the potential to start influencing policy and politics now.” More…

BULLETIN: Culver Lecture Tonight Cancelled

Unfortunately, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will not be able to travel to Simpson College to deliver the Culver Lecture tomorrow evening (Monday, March 13) due to inclement weather in Iowa and Washington, DC, and other factors. More…