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Winter 2022 Magazine Cover Image Uncertainty and Heartbreak

Uncertainty and Heartbreak


Following the U.S. withdrawal, alumni reflect on their work to transform Afghanistan

Evacuation in afghanistan. People getting into plane

Maxwell alumni wonder whether the changes they worked for in Afghanistan will endure after the ‘heartbreaking’ U.S. withdrawal. 

Joseph Strasser at the Alumni Awards

Maxwell alumnus Joseph Strasser was among the school’s most generous supporters, having donated more than $7 million to benefit its students, faculty and schoolwide priorities. Strasser devoted himself to causes close to his heart: education, homeless pets, parks and recreational programs. He died at age 89 following a lengthy illness.  

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Scholars across the School are analyzing data, conducting surveys, and examining policy initiatives, often in collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines, to better understand the true impact of the pandemic—and to inform more effective policy. 

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Read the latest messages from Dean David M. Van Slyke and Jessica Murray, director of alumni relations.

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Greatly Missed

In Memoriam: Vernon L. Greene, Pioneer in the Study of Aging

October 19, 2021
Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs Vernon Greene, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 77, saw the aging process as much more than a person getting old, and his vision helped build Syracuse University’s reputation as a national leader in gerontology, home of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS).

See related: Aging, Elderly, In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Joseph Strasser, ‘Forever an Important Figure in our History’

September 27, 2021

He was among the Maxwell School’s most generous benefactors.

See related: Giving, In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Montgomery Meigs, Retired General and Former Bantle Chair

July 29, 2021
Montgomery C. Meigs, a retired four-star general who commanded U.S. Army forces in Europe and served as the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy at the Maxwell School, died on July 6, 2021, in Austin, Texas. He was 76.

See related: In Memoriam, Veterans

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