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From the Alumni Director: A Golden Reunion

Director of Alumni Relations Jess Murray's spring 2024 letter to alumni and friends. 

June 27, 2024

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Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship Honors ‘Admirable Life’

Zoe Tatum Best, a rising senior majoring in political science, is the recipient of this year’s Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship, which honors the life of a Maxwell School student who passed away from an undetected heart ailment while studying abroad in 2008. 

June 21, 2024

Alumna Pia Rogers to Offer Keynote at MPA Convocation

Latest cohort of graduates receive degrees as Maxwell celebrates its centennial. 

June 20, 2024

100 Together: Alumna Rosalind ‘Roz’ Rudolph Shares a Special Birthday With the Maxwell School

Born on July 30, 1924, she was just three months old when the school was founded by entrepreneur George H. Maxwell. Some 18 years later, Rudolph—whose maiden name is Millinger—left her home in New York to attend the school, which fostered her lifelong interest in world affairs, politics and government.

June 20, 2024

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Remembering a Maxwell Torchbearer: Michael O. Sawyer

The late professor was instrumental in shaping citizenship curriculum and impacted thousands of students in his more than 40 years on the faculty. 

June 18, 2024

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Maxwell’s First Female Full-Time Professor Was an ‘Indomitable Presence’

Marguerite J. Fisher was a revered teacher known for her international scholarship and activism for domestic social issues. 

June 17, 2024

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Maxwell at 100: Expanding Views of Citizenship and a Wider World View

The Maxwell School has evolved to meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected world while continuing its focus on citizenship. 

June 13, 2024

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: Doris ‘Dottie’ Payson, Advisory Board Member, Philanthropist

Doris “Dottie” Payson ’57 passed away on Feb. 12, 2024, at the age of 87. She served on the Maxwell Advisory Board from 1998 to 2013 and was a life member of the University’s Board of Trustees, which she joined in 2000.

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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Ying Shi Named William T. Grant Scholar for Research on School Victimization

The Maxwell School assistant professor will conduct two studies on school victimization and hate crimes toward Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

June 10, 2024

From Sovereignty to Mortality: Tenth Decade Awards Support Research Across Disciplines

Funded by gifts from hundreds of individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer, the project has since awarded funds for dozens of faculty-led projects that have explored topics related to citizenship—from labor policy to free speech jurisprudence to climate change.

May 15, 2024

‘We Are Not a People of the Past’: Tenth Decade Project Builds Ties with Indigenous Community

A pair of Maxwell professors are helping to lead an effort to foster a reciprocal learning relationship with the peoples of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

May 14, 2024

Johanna Dunaway Selected for Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

The professor and research director for the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship will receive funding to advance her research into the causes of political polarization.

May 7, 2024

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

Emily Thorson Receives Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research

The assistant professor of political science will make remarks at the Maxwell School Graduate Convocation on May 10.

April 29, 2024

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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

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