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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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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

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

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

Maxwell School Ranks #1 for Public Affairs in 2024-25

Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is ranked #1 overall in a survey of its peers and is highly ranked in ten subspecialties, according to the 2024-25 U.S. News & World Report Best Public Affairs Schools rankings.
April 9, 2024

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Centennial Scholars Named in Honor of the Maxwell School’s 100th Anniversary

In addition to receiving a stipend to support their studies, the six students have been invited to attend an anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2024

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

Council of Europe Agreement a ‘Gem of an Opportunity’ for Syracuse Students and Faculty

It adds internships for those studying in Strasbourg, France, as well as research opportunities for faculty and students interested in human rights, democracy and the rule of law. 

December 22, 2023

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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‘Time, Talent and Treasure’: Alumna Phaedra Stewart Gives from the Heart

The veteran human resources executive turned social entrepreneur shares her philosophy on life, work and the transformative power of positivity. 

November 3, 2023

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Senior Erykah Pasha Strives to Uplift Others

They have taken advantage of opportunities to learn and help others, including work with the local organization Layla’s Got You.

October 20, 2023

On the Eve of 100: Orange Central Attendees Hear Plans to Celebrate Maxwell’s Centennial

Dean David M. Van Slyke told the crowd that the year ahead will include celebrations and other engagement opportunities united by a theme borrowed from the Athenian Oath—‘Ever Strive.’

October 6, 2023

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Maxwell School Joins Volcker Alliance to Bring Next Generation Leadership Corps to University

The program will provide training and experiential learning for future public servants across Syracuse’s schools and colleges. 

September 7, 2023

In Memoriam: Life Trustee Allan D. Sutton ’55 BA (PSc)

Through his generosity to Syracuse University, he had a profound impact on the reputation of the Department of Philosophy and advanced the careers of some of the nation’s brightest philosophy scholars. Sutton passed away on May 31, 2023, in his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, at the age of 90.

June 29, 2023

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Sean O’Keefe ’78 MPA Joins Government Hall of Fame

The University Professor and Phanstiel Chair in Leadership was recognized for his public service roles, including four presidential appointments. 

May 31, 2023

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