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Head, Department of History, International Studies, & Political Science
214 Joyner Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8089
Meredith’s location in North Carolina’s capital is ideal. Students can see state government in action, intern at historic sites and museums, and explore educational opportunities at international businesses in nearby Research Triangle Park. The program offers hands-on learning opportunities like the Model United Nations club and a voter registration project each election year.
Administered by the Department of History and Political Science, The Meredith College Poll is part of the College's commitment to civic engagement. Students conduct this poll of registered N.C. voters each semester, and gain hands-on polling experience.
Meredith College has released a new report that examines The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics. The report covers the political offices held by women and offers solutions to improving women’s representation. The release of the report on The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics was part of Meredith’s weeklong focus on women in public service during which the College also released the results of its inaugural Meredith College Poll, focused on voter opinions about women in politics, and presented its 2015 Woman of Achievement Award to former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker.
This report, released by Meredith College, found that in North Carolina, women make up more than 54% of registered voters, but hold less than 25% of elected and appointed offices. The report uses data about women as voters and elected leaders throughout the state to offer recommendations for improving women's underrepresentation in politics.