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'Time' Article Spotlights Olmsted

Historian Kathryn Olmsted is one of three professors nationwide quoted in a Dec. 15 article on the growing relevance of courses on conspiracy theories.

Olmsted told Time that teaching her course this fall during the 2016 presidential election was an “entirely different experience” than when she last taught it four years ago.

“It seemed like the stakes were higher,” Olmsted said in the Time magazine article, "How Donald Trump Changed the Way College Students Learn About Conspiracy Theories."

“I was more stressed because I did not want to be perceived as partisan," she said. "On the other hand, it was clear that these political events were directly relevant to what we were talking about in the classroom.”

The article also quoted student Sierra Shidner. 

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