Of note: News about center faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends

CATEGORIES: January 2024, Voices

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters:

Karen M. Kedrowski, center director, was a guest on Iowa Public Radio’s River to River on Nov. 29 to discuss that week’s political headlines. On Nov. 30, Kedrowski was interviewed by a student in POL S 318: Campaigns and Elections for their podcast. On Dec. 6, she provided analysis of the GOP presidential debate for WHO 13 and CW Iowa 23. On Dec. 13, she was interviewed by Lauren Bell, James L. Miller Professor of Political Science at Randolph-Macon College, for the “50 States or Bust!” podcast to discuss how well ChatGPT captures Iowa’s politics and history. On Dec. 14, she was interviewed by Austin Alonzo, a reporter for the Epoch Times, about the Iowa Caucuses and, along with co-author Melissa Haussman, by Ben Kieffer on IPR’s River to River about their book, “Walking the Gendered Tightrope: Theresa May and Nancy Pelosi as Legislative Leaders.” On Jan. 2, Kedrowski was interview by Dan McCue, editor of The Well News, about the Iowa Caucuses and by Dana Searles, reporter at WOI-TV, about the upcoming Republican presidential debate. On Jan. 4, she was interviewed by Alonzo (Epoch Times) about Ron DeSantis’s Iowa campaign.

Ann Lent was the LAS Fall 2023 student marshal for Iowa State’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Dec. 16 in Hilton Coliseum. As student marshal, she also spoke at the LAS Fall 2023 Convocation ceremony on Dec. 15 in Stephens Auditorium.

Kelly Winfrey, interim director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and associate professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, was elected president of the Ames School Board at their Nov. 20 meeting. Winfrey was elected to the school board in 2021.