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‘An Incredible Endeavor’

In Harriet Tubman’s bicentennial year, alumni and faculty reflect on their role preserving her legacy and take stock of new milestones, including a national park designation, a book and the $20 bill. 

June 15, 2022

‘We are a New Generation of Young and Enthusiastic Leaders’

Jahongir Aminjanov ’22 shares refugee experience in his Graduate Convocation address.

May 17, 2022

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A Day to Celebrate Public Service

The Maxwell School celebrated four champions of public service at the inaugural Awards of Excellence in Washington, D.C. 

May 2, 2022

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A Pledge to Transform Education

A gift by Ben ’84 and Marcia Baldanza ’86 inspires a joint initiative aimed at closing the achievement gap by diversifying teachers. 

November 8, 2021

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Action for a Sustainable Future

An internship with Syracuse University’s Sustainability Management team provided hands-on experience and complimented Naomi Weinflash's majors in policy studies and citizenship and civic engagement. 
January 31, 2022

Alum Nick Armstrong Uses Data to Help Veterans Achieve Their Goals

Nick Armstrong '08 M.P.A./'14 Ph.D. (SSc) directs IVMF’s multi-disciplinary team of applied social scientists, evaluators, and data engineers to crunch the numbers and conduct applied research that empower government, industry and philanthropic decision making on veteran- and family-related issues.
November 15, 2021

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Basketball Legend John Wallace '12 Says Tubman Field Study 'Was an Awesome Experience’

The former NBA player is among the many athletes who participated in the summer course at the Harriet Tubman Home.

June 15, 2022

Canada Bound

Student Maggie Sardino has been selected as a recipient of a 2022 award through the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program. 

June 15, 2022

Chilean President Travels Coach—Right Next to a Maxwell Student

The lucky coincidence was a highlight of Rohan Popenoe’s research trip to Chile, made possible by several Syracuse University programs and people.

May 10, 2022

Counting Clicks

Researchers in the Maxwell X Lab are gauging the effectiveness of various student recruitment tools.  

June 14, 2022

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Four Maxwell Alumni Named NAPA Fellows

U.S Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, Nuria Esparch, Amma Felix and Shiro Gnanaselvam are among 39 public administration leaders who have been named 2021 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellows.
November 19, 2021

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Four Students Selected to Attend Prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes

Four Maxwell School students have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institutes. PPIA fellows are rising seniors who are committed to pursuing a master’s degree in public policy or international affairs and a professional career in public service. 

April 13, 2022

France’s Highest Civilian Honor

Ralph Hockley ’49 was honored with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian accolade.

June 15, 2022

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From the Alumni Director: Recognizing Excellence

Jessica Murray, director of alumni relations, reflects on Maxwell’s inaugural Awards of Excellence that brought our community together in Washington, D.C. to celebrate public service in all of its forms and honor our 2022 awardees.

June 15, 2022

From the Dean: The Convergence of Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

In light of the heartbreaking crisis in Ukraine, Dean David M. Van Slyke writes to alumni about the importance of Maxwell’ work to foster engaged citizens who seek to advance civil discourse and improve understanding on a range of national and international issues.

June 15, 2022

Geography and the Environment Department Welcomes Two Scholars

At the start of the spring 2022 semester, the Maxwell School’s Geography and the Environment Department welcomed two new faculty members, one of whom was hired as part of the University’s research clusters initiative.

February 17, 2022

Gift Supports Professorship to Inspire Generations of Engaged Citizens

Shana Kushner Gadarian has been named the inaugural Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking, a position funded with a generous gift by its namesake.
January 31, 2022

In Memoriam: Longtime Economics Professor Susan Gensemer

Susan Gensemer, who retired from the Maxwell School as an associate professor of economics, died on Nov, 10, 2021, at the age of 68.
December 16, 2021

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In Memoriam: Peter T. Marsh, ‘Gifted Teacher, Accomplished Scholar’

Peter T. Marsh, professor emeritus of history, died at home in Birmingham, England, on Jan. 4. Marsh joined the Maxwell School in 1967 and served as department chair from 1968-70.
February 4, 2022

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Man of the People

Using his degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, Jared Kraham '13 rises to become Binghamton’s youngest mayor.

March 15, 2022

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