Cunion Named Finalist in Washington Post Contest
October 21, 2010
Dr. William Cunion, associate professor of political science and associate dean for curriculum and student academic issues at the University of Mount Union, is one of 10 finalists inthe Washington Post’s America’s Next Great Pundit Contest.
According to the Washington Post’s website, about 1,400 people entered the contest, each sending in a short opinion piece and biography. From the entry pool, 50 contestants were chosen to move forward in the contest and the Washington Post asked its readers to help narrow down the playing field to 10 finalists. Cunion, along with the nine other contestants, have advanced to the first challenge round.
On Friday, October 22, the Washington Post will turn to its readers again to vote in regard to which candidates should advance to the next round. The ultimate winner will claim the title of America's Next Great Pundit and sign a three-month contract with the Washington Post. The winner will contribute weekly columns and occasional blogging entries, all the while influencing the national debate.
Cunion earned a bachelor of arts degree from Xavier University, a master’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s degree and doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was named Mount Union’s Great Teacher in 2006. Cunion, a member of the Mount Union faculty since 2003, has been instrumental in the growth of the political science major at the University.