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Faculty in the News, June 17

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CSUSB professor writes about one candidate’s campaign against gender stereotypes
The Washington Post
June 14, 2019
Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, co-wrote with Lilly J. Goren, a professor of political science at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., an analysis of the 2020 U.S. Senate election in Iowa that focused on how one candidate is campaigning against gender stereotypes.
“Recently, Iowa candidate Theresa Greenfield released her campaign launch ad, ‘Worth Fighting For.’ Greenfield, a business owner and ‘farm kid’ from Iowa, is running to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for Senate; she hopes to be the one to unseat incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst,” they wrote.
“Greenfield’s new ad directly challenges Ernst, a conservative Republican, military veteran and the first woman Iowa has sent to Congress. Greenfield argues that Ernst failed to fulfill the promise she made in her viral 2014 campaign ad ‘Squeal,’ which argued that Ernst’s experience castrating pigs would help her cut waste when in Congress.
“Greenfield’s ad argues against the limitations of traditional gender roles, stressing her experience as a farmer — and explaining that her father taught her that “there are no boy jobs or girl jobs, just jobs that need to get done.”
Read the complete article at “In 2020, could two female pig farmers run against each other for Iowa’s Senate seat?

Manufacturing orders strong, CSUSB report indicates
The Press-Enterprise/The Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/Redlands Daily Facts
June 17, 2019
In a business news roundup column, the newspaper reported that calls for new orders continued to rise for Inland Empire factories last month, and finished goods are still rolling out, according to a report released earlier this month.
The Purchasing Managers Index, a compilation of data that measures the pace of local manufacturing, increased to 54.2 in May, according to the Institute for Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino. It was a modest increase from the 52.8 reading in April.
Two key measures showed strong increases in May. New orders rose to 55.2 from 51.7 in the previous month, and production increased to 60.3 from 56.9. A reading over 50 suggests the sector is expanding; the overall index has been above that level for 29 consecutive months.
“The fact that both these important indices are both above 50 indicates that consumers are optimistic enough about their own finances to be buying goods, and our Inland Empire firms are busy producing and filling orders,” Barbara Sirotnik, director of the CSU institute, wrote in an analysis.
Read the complete article at “Status Update: Inland apartment rents continue to climb; blame the coastal migrants.”

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