U. of Chicago Institute of Politics: Fall Quarter fellows named

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  • WASHINGTON — The University of Chicago Institute of Politics unveiled the new Fall Quarter fellow lineup on Thursday, with the fellows participating in a variety of seminars and programs while based at the Hyde Park campus. The IOP new Fall 2014 fellows are:Kevin Bleyer, a former staffer on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and author of “Me The People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America.” Bleyer is an expert in political humor.
  • Megan McArdle, a columnist for Bloomberg View, graduate of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and author of the book “The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success”
  • Eliseo Medina, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, the first Iraq veteran to serve in Congress, and host of the MSNBC show “Taking The Hill”
  • Steve Schmidt, a Republican political strategist who has advised presidential and gubernatorial candidates such as George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and John McCain.

“I am thrilled to welcome such a distinguished and exciting class of Fellows,” said IOP director David Axelrod in a statement. “Their rich and diverse experiences will give our students and the university community a wonderful array of perspectives.”

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