History Professor Addressed County League of Women Voters

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, spoke about the Electoral College at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Lawrence County League of Women Voters.

Cuff's topic, "The U.S. Electoral College: History of a ‘Weighted' System," focused on the creation and evolution of the national system of electing a U.S. president.  His talk addressed some of the perceived problems/issues with the system and efforts around the country to modify or eliminate it in favor of a system by which the presidency would be awarded to the candidate who received the most popular votes.

Cuff was invited and hosted by Dr. Dewey DeWitt, Westminster professor of chemistry emeritus.

Cuff, a 1978 Westminster graduate who joined the faculty in 2000, earned a master's from Bowling Green State University and master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact Cuff at (724) 946-6152 or e-mail cufft@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. Tim Cuff