WVU experts available for insight, commentary related to State of the State address, legislative session

In his second State of the State address, Gov. Jim Justice will present his vision for West Virginia today (Jan. 10), as the regular session of the 2018 West Virginia Legislature begins. Several West Virginia University faculty, administrators and staff members will be available to offer insights and expert commentary to the media tomorrow night, in the days following Justice’s speech and throughout the legislative session.

WVU expert: End of net neutrality would give ISPs power over online content, speed

As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to end Internet neutrality, Internet service providers will become gatekeepers with the power to block or slow online content—or to offer preferred services to certain websites, according to a West Virginia University expert. ISPs may not take advantage of their new-found power quickly, but the development of tiered Internet plans, meaning websites would have to pay more for better service, could be on the horizon, she said.

WVU expert: women fear retaliation, blame for sexual assault/harassment accusations

In the month since actress Amber Anderson accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, a flood of accusations against the producer has opened the door for a deluge of allegations against other high-profile men, including Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Spacey. Accusations of sexual assault/harassment aren’t new, but the proliferation of women and men who have spoken up about their own experiences is. A West Virginia University expert explains why a victim may take a long time to come forward.

WVU expert: Manafort, Gates indictments signal Russian attempt to influence U.S. politics

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates were indicted Monday morning (Oct. 30) as part of a federal investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. According to one West Virginia University expert, the 12-count indictments “emphasize how foreign entities attempt to influence American politics.”

WVU experts to discuss ‘Teaching Politics and History in the Trump Era’

The shifting political landscape has created seismic changes for those on the ground teaching history and political science. Two West Virginia University professors will explore “Teaching Politics and History in the Trump Era” Wednesday (Nov. 1) in the Mountainlair Rhododendron Room.