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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

Awards of Excellence Honoree: Maxwell Has Been ‘a Guiding Hand’ in Public Service Career

Bernard Rostker G’66, G’70 was one of four alumni honored at the Washington, D.C., event emceed by CNN anchor Boris Sanchez '09.

May 9, 2023

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In Memoriam: A. Dale Tussing, Revered Professor and Activist

Tussing '64 Ph.D. (Econ), professor emeritus of economics, passed away on March 25, 2023, at age 88. He was a revered teacher, scholar and an activist .
May 2, 2023

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Maxwell School Ranks #1 for Public Affairs in 2024

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 U.S. News & World Report Best Public Affairs School rankings. The school has received the top honor in 12 of the 13 years in which the peer surveys have been conducted; this year, the honor is shared with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

April 25, 2023

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David Van Slyke Reappointed to 5-Year Term as Maxwell School Dean

“The Maxwell School has thrived under David’s leadership,” says Provost Gretchen Ritter. “He has strengthened an already strong school in numerous areas ranging from undergraduate enrollment to external funding. I am grateful for his continued service to the school and the University.”
March 23, 2023

Moynihan Institute’s Longtime Leader Says She Was ‘Honored to Be Part of the Mission’

Recent retiree Margaret ‘Peg’ Hermann greatly expanded the institute’s global reach and served as a mentor to countless students.

March 22, 2023

NBA Legend and Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing: ‘We Need to Support Each Other Much More Than We Do’

The Maxwell School alumnus reflected on his life experiences and efforts to uplift others during a recent Renewing Democratic Community talk with Professor Chris Faricy.

March 2, 2023

New Knowledge - Tapping Into Maxwell’s Scholarly Distinction

Undergraduates at the Maxwell School now have almost limitless opportunities for research and deeper study.
February 24, 2023

Syracuse’s Black History Maker: DC Community Organizer Charles ‘Chuck’ Hicks ’69

The Maxwell School alumnus became the first Black president of the Student Government Association and helped form the Black Student Union.

February 10, 2023

Maxwell Partners with Newhouse to Launch Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship in DC

A joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools, the institute will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.

December 14, 2022

Win-Win-Win Situation

Maxwell School’s X Lab is helping the City of Syracuse collect overdue property taxes by redesigning their letters with a graphic, attention-grabbing message that has resulted in nearly $100,000 of unlikely payments. The X Lab, created a year and a half ago, has the potential for other scholars, offering students real-world sandboxing opportunities and working with public and nonprofit clients at a lower cost than private consultants.

October 2, 2020

David Bennett Knows America

Probably no one knows American history like David H. Bennett. He’s been teaching it at Maxwell for more than 50 years.
Though retired, he will teach his recent-history course one last time this fall.
. . . Because David Bennett sees history being made before our very eyes.
June 21, 2020

University website features the history of Maxwell’s VIP visitors

As part of its ongoing initiative to highlight historical content during SU’s 150th anniversary year, the Syracuse University website now includes a report on well-known figures from politics and public life who have visited and spoken at the Maxwell School.

February 6, 2020

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