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Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

FBI actions during 2016 election 'unethical and unprecedented,' historian says

FBI Director James Comey's disclosure in the final days of the 2016 election that the bureau had revived its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails was "unethical and unprecedented," said Douglas Charles, associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny, during a program Feb. 6 at Penn State Behrend in which he discussed his study of the FBI and its handling of sensitive information.

A dark side of communication: Solitary confinement

Vicaro argue​s​ that the development and proliferation of “supermax” prison cells used to induce long-term solitary confinement allow practitioners to produce conditions tantamount to torture while typically evading the legal and moral prohibitions associated with that term.

Book Discussion on Hoover's War on Gays

Dr. Douglas Charles discusses his book, Hoover's War on Gays.

Mary Ellen Higgins

Mary Ellen Higgins

Penn State Greater Allegheny Associate Professor of English Mary Ellen Higgins, author of "Hollywood’s Africa After 1994"