• Maxwell Alumni News

  • Rapaport Endowed Scholarship supports Maxwell undergraduates

    A generous gift from alumnus and long-time Advisory Board member H. Lewis Rapaport ’59 BA (AmSt) and his wife Susan (a 1959 graduate of Syracuse’s Whitman School of Management) has established an endowed scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance to undergraduates who have demonstrated interest in studying history or political science.

    Hedrick gift establishes Huxley/Hedrick Scholarship

    The bequest arrangement made by Robert “Ken” Hedrick, a member of Maxwell’s 1976 MPA class, which will eventually fund the Walter F. Huxley and Robert K. Hedrick Endowed Scholarship, is intended to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in the Maxwell School.

    Geo PhD student Emily Bukowski publishes paper on Dutch elm disease

    "Using the commons to understand the Dutch elm disease epidemic in Syracuse, NY," written by PhD student Emily Bukowski '14 MA (Geog), was published in Geographical Review. Bukowski argues "that elms and their pests are viewed as components of the urban commons but understanding them as such does not align with what strategies managers are able to enact in the patchwork of property ownership that occurs in cities."

    Weitzen gift establishes the Foreign Policy Scholars Fund

    A gift commitment from alumna Jill Weitzen MacDonald ’74 MPA has established the Weitzen Foreign Policy Scholars Fund, which will provide scholarship and financial assistance to Maxwell School master’s students who have demonstrated interest in foreign policy and international affairs.

    PhD student Davor Mondom discusses political legacy of Amway in WaPo

    Current PhD student Davor Mondom ’12 BA (Econ/Hist)/’15 MA (Hist)/’16 MPhil (Hist) writes about the political legacy of Amway in the wake of Richard DeVos's death in his article "The conservative business model that paved the way for the Trump presidency," published in the Washington Post.

    Alumnus Josh Aviv wins $1 million startup competition

    Joshua Aviv ’14 BA (Econ)/G’17 (iSchool), founder and CEO of SparkCharge, a company that produces a portable, fast charging battery unit for electric vehicles, has earned the top prize of $1 million at the 43North startup competition.

    Maxwell econ alum Aviv a finalist in $5 million startup competition

    43North has announced 18 finalists for its 2018 $5 million startup competition. One was created at Syracuse University. SparkCharge founder and CEO Josh Aviv ’14 BA (Econ), G’17, will compete against competitors hailing from across North America for a shot at one of 43North’s eight cash awards, which include a $1 million grand prize and seven awards of $500,000.

    Yaqi Kang '18 BA (Econ/IR) takes community seriously in the snow city

    While at Syracuse University, Yaqi Kang '18 BA (Econ/IR) embraced her role as an active representative of the Chinese student community. She worked as a mentor at the Slutzker Center for International Services and was a representative on the Internationalization Council. “Every student is a part of the community, and we all have the responsibility to make our community better,” says Kang.

    Philip Curtis '10 BA (Geo) article on forest loss published in Science

    "Classifying drivers of global forest loss," co-authored by Philip Curtis '10 BA (Geog), was published in Science magazine. Curtis et al. used high-resolution Google Earth imagery to map and classify global forest loss since 2001 and found that 27 percent of global forest loss is due to deforestation through permanent land use change for the production of commodities.

    Mary Daly '94 PhD (Econ) appointed president of SF Fed Reserve Bank

    The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Maxwell alumna Mary C. Daly to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2018. Daly has been serving as the Bank’s executive vice president and director of Research since 2017.

    Dustin Brown '01 MPA appointed senior fellow at Volcker Alliance

    Dustin Brown ’01 MPA was appointed to serve as a senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance, a nonprofit organization, established to advance effective management of government to achieve results that matter to citizens. At the Volcker Alliance, Brown will focus on efforts to increase the effective interaction of government with universities.

    Mary Lovely Named Inaugural Recipient of the Merget Fellowship Award

    The Maxwell School is pleased to announce Mary Lovely as the inaugural recipient of the Merget Fellowship award. The fellowship is made possible by generous gifts to the Astrid Merget Fund honoring two-time alumna and former associate dean of the Maxwell School Astrid Merget ’68 MPA/’73 PhD (SSc).

    Bowman Fund supports MPA and economics students

    A new fund, created by the widow of Maxwell alumnus H. Woods Bowman, will be used each year to provide scholarship and financial assistance to students pursuing either a master’s degree in public administration or a doctoral degree in economics at Maxwell.

    Bringewatts establish graduate student scholarship fund

    Maxwell School alumna Margaret Beemer Bringewatt ’68 BA (PSc)/ ’72 MPA and her husband Paul have established, through gift annuities, a fund that will provide financial assistance to graduate students across the School.

    Maxwell Advisory Board vice chair supports faculty excellence

    A major gift from Maxwell alumna Cathy L. Daicoff ’79 MPA will provide support to top faculty members across the Maxwell School. Recipients of the three-year awards will be known as Daicoff Faculty Scholars. They will be selected according to overall excellence in teaching and research, and from across the School’s departments and disciplines.