WCCO TV recently sought counsel from Andy Aoki, professor and department chair of political science at Augsburg College, to answer a question about how much a presidential candidate’s vice president selection influences voters.
“How Much Does The Vice President Pick Matter?” was the focus of the recent Good Question segment.
Aoki provided a straightforward answer.
“It doesn’t usually matter a lot,” he said. “The vice presidents tend to get a lot less attention, so it’s not that easy for people to make their pick based on them because you don’t know much about them.
Origins of Halloween: Phil Adamo, associate professor of Medieval History
Phil Adamo, an associate professor of Medieval History at Augsburg College, is available to address by phone and/or on camera the:
Origins of Halloween as a pagan harvest festival
Historic reasons people wore Halloween costumes and had bonfires
Myth-busting whether Halloween was/is Satanic, a belief held by some Christian groups at various times throughout history
Elections: Andy Aoki, professor of political science
Andy Aoki regularly provides commentary to members of print and broadcast media on issues related to elections. Aoki is available this election week to offer comment on stories that include perspective on minority politics including:
To arrange interviews with Adamo or Aoki, please contact Stephanie Weiss, director of news and media services, at 612.330.1476 or by email at email@example.com.
About Augsburg College
Augsburg College is set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to nearly 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Andy Aoki, chair of political science, spoke with Star Tribune columnist Gail Rosenblum last week on why voters do and do not turn out at the polls during elections. Read “Did you vote? Thanks. Here’s why you did it” in the Star Tribune.
Aoki also was interviewed for the article, “Election seems to signal the ascension of a new Minneapolis DFL” on the MinnPost website. In this article, Aoki discussed turnout numbers in varying Minneapolis wards.