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From the Dean: An Enduring Commitment to Citizenship

Dean David M. Van Slyke writes to alumni about Maxwell's 100th anniversary and our commitment to engaged citizenship.

June 12, 2024

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In Memoriam: Ralph Hockley, Defender of Democracy

Ralph Hockley ’49 B.A. (RusSt) passed away on Nov. 8, 2023. He was 98. He fought valiantly to defend the U.S. and other allied countries against Nazis and threats to democracy through two wars and beyond. 

June 12, 2024

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In Memoriam: Roland Droitsch, Devoted Public Servant, Champion of Education

Roland Droitsch ’65 M.A. (PSc), who served as the deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Jan. 26, 2024. He was 82.

June 12, 2024

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Record Number Receive Awards Through Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Five Maxwell students and alumni are among the 14 Syracuse University students and alumni who have been named as 2024 recipients.

May 6, 2024

Alumna Contributes to Anthology About the Trials and Triumphs of Women of Color

Tyra Jean ‘20 B.A. (Soc)/’21 M.P.A. is one of 29 co-authors featured in “Our Stories Belong in History” (Ingram Sparks, 2024), which was conceptualized and developed by Elizabeth Leiba.  

May 3, 2024

New York State Legislature Adopts Resolution Celebrating Maxwell’s Centennial

The resolution was sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Rachel May and in the Assembly by Assemblymembers William Magnarelli '70 B.A. (Hist), L'73, Pamela Hunter and Albert Stirpe.  

April 25, 2024

‘Engaged and Accomplished’ Alumni Honored With Maxwell Centennial Awards

Four remarkable individuals will be among the honorees at the Maxwell School’s centennial celebration planned for May 31 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. 

April 22, 2024

Two Maxwell Alums to Receive Honorary Degrees at 2024 Syracuse University Commencement

Jim Boeheim ’66, G’73, former Syracuse men’s basketball coach and special assistant to the director of athletics; and William “Bill” Brodsky ’65, L’68, chairman of a specialized investment firm and an investment management firm, will be recognized with honorary degrees from Syracuse University at the 2024 Commencement on Sunday, May 12.

April 19, 2024

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Boris Sanchez ’09 Named 2024 A&S | Maxwell Convocation Speaker

The award-winning CNN anchor will provide the keynote address at the May 11 event.

April 18, 2024

ASPI Welcomes SU Graduate and Local Writer, Debbie Urbanski

Debbie Urbanski '04 visited ASPI to discuss her first novel "After World." The book, released last December, is receiving increasing attention and appraise from across the literary world.

April 10, 2024

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Maxwell to Honor Alumni, Celebrate 100th Anniversary at Centennial Celebration in DC

Alumni and friends are invited to the celebration planned for May 31 at the Smithsonian’s iconic National Portrait Gallery. 

March 29, 2024

Alumna Describes Working on the Hill as ‘Deeply Fulfilling’

A congressional policy advisor, Miranda Peterson earned an executive master’s degree through Maxwell’s Washington, D.C., programs. 

March 28, 2024

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Maxwell History Alumna to Share Career, Advocacy Experiences During April 17 Talk

Sandhya Bathija leads the communications efforts for Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C.

March 21, 2024

Pollster Joins Maxwell School Panel to Explore Super Tuesday and Beyond

John Zogby ’74 M.A. (Hist) joined political scientists for the State of Democracy lecture to examine voter turnout and other top issues affecting the 2024 election.

March 8, 2024

Elizabeth Armstrong Named Maxwell School’s New Assistant Dean for Advancement

A 2013 Maxwell alumna, Armstrong will lead the school’s advancement team to build engagement in support of philanthropic priorities that ensure student success and faculty excellence. 

March 7, 2024

History Professor David Bennett’s Ties to Men’s Basketball Program Span Generations

He’s been in attendance for the home coaching debuts of the last five Syracuse head coaches.

March 4, 2024

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Maxwell Students, Alumni Named Finalists for the 2024 Presidential Management Fellows Program

Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the fellows program is a flagship leadership development opportunity for advanced-degree candidates who, if selected, receive two-year appointments within federal agencies. 

February 20, 2024

Maxwell Students Take Honors in City of Syracuse’s Inaugural Open Data Day

Encouraged by Associate Professor Michiko Ueda-Ballmer, the group of mostly MPA students used public data to address city transportation challenges.

January 10, 2024

From the Alumni Director: Mapping Our Impact

Director of Alumni Relations, Jess Murray's fall 2023 letter to alumni and friends. 
December 13, 2023

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Ukrainian Students Find Refuge in a Community with a History of Supporting Those Impacted by War

Nearly two years after the full-scale Russian invasion, Ukrainian students find refuge in a community of scholars with a long history of supporting those impacted by war.

December 13, 2023

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