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Wilkinson College Welcomes New Dean Dr. Jennifer D. Keene

July 9, 2019 by | News

Last week, Dr. Jennifer D. Keene officially stepped into the position of Wilkinson College Dean. “I’m excited to begin, and look forward to working with the faculty and staff to build a bright future for Wilkinson College,” she said. In an email to Wilkinson College faculty and staff, Dr. Keene thanked former Wilkinson College Dean,

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Bensussen Distinguished Lecture in Arts Maria Elena Buszek

February 1, 2019 by | News

The Bensussen Distinguished Lecture in Arts presents Maria Elena Buszek on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in Argyros Forum 209 ABC. This is free and open to the public. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Maria Elena Buszek, Ph.D., is a scholar, critic, curator, and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where

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America’s Top Fears 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 5 (2018) provides an in-depth examination into the fears of average Americans. In June of 2018, a random sample of 1,190 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about ninety-four different phenomena including crime, the government, the environment, disasters, personal anxieties, technology

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Paranormal America 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 5 (2018) includes a battery of items on paranormal beliefs ranging from belief in aliens and psychic powers to Bigfoot and haunted houses. Paranormal Beliefs Currently the most common paranormal belief in the United States is that places can be haunted by spirits (57.7%), followed closely by

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Fleeing Death: Disaster Evacuations in America Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

From devastating wildfires to killer hurricanes, nearly a quarter (21%) of America reports they or their families have had to flee their homes due to disaster. Evacuating one’s home is a heart wrenching choice, but it saves lives. Unfortunately, many Americans choose not to evacuate, even when authorities call for mandatory evacuations. The results are

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Fear of Muslims in American Society Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

Roughly 1% of the U.S. adult population are Muslims. The political and social scrutiny focused on this small group has led to major political figures advocating discriminatory practices based on religion alone. In the 2016 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, we explored how Americans as a whole view Muslims. This year, we’ve reexamined many

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Fear of Immigration Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

Americans Appear to be More Afraid of the President than Immigration Immigration policy has been a central focus of President Trump’s administration since he announced his candidacy in a speech in which he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re

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Fear of Extremism and the Threat to National Security Chapman University Survey of American Fears 2017

October 11, 2017 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

Americans believe that both Islamic Extremists and White Supremacists represent a threat to national security. Although other types of extremist groups are a concern to large groups of Americans, only these two were identified by a majority of survey respondents. Differences between groups on which group represents the greatest threat reflects the political divisions we

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