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DC Attorney Credits Her Maxwell Mentor for Successful Career in International Human Rights

November 11, 2022

Zuleika Rivera ’15 B.A. (PSc/PSt) is the LGBTI program officer for the D.C.-based International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights. "It was through her [Gladys McCormick] that I discovered there are careers in the human rights field,” says Rivera.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator of the 1619 Project, Discusses Her Groundbreaking Work

November 10, 2022

The event, co-sponsored by the Maxwell School, was moderated by  Jessica Lynn Elliott, a fourth-year Ph.D. history student.

At Maxwell, George Washington Finds Company

October 7, 2022

A new exhibit, titled “A Conversation with George Washington” is part of an ongoing, wide-ranging effort to foster inclusion and elicit conversations over a central theme of importance to the Maxwell community: citizenship. 

New Research by Landes Finds COVID-19 Was Leading Cause of Death Among People with IDD in 2020

September 20, 2022

The COVID-19 mortality burden was greater for people with than without IDD during the first year of the pandemic.

Basketball Legend’s Gift Turns ‘Frustration to Hope’

August 31, 2022

The Hicker Family Professorship in Renewing Democratic Community has been established with a generous gift by Orange alumnus George Hicker ’68 and his wife, Kathy. Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, has been selected to hold a new professorship.

Research Paper Co-Authored by Purser, Hennigan Receives Working Class Studies Association Award

June 22, 2022

“Both Sides of the Paycheck: Recommending Thrift to the Poor in Job Readiness Programs," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Gretchen Purser and Brian Hennigan '13 M.A. (Geog)/'21 Ph.D. (Geog), was awarded the John Russo & Sherry Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences by the Working-Class Studies Association.

Purser Appointed Co-Director of Lender Center for Social Justice

April 19, 2022

Provost Gretchen Ritter announced that Gretchen W. Purser, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been appointed co-director of the Lender Center for Social Justice.

Maxwell Advocate Award Posthumously Honors Sociologist, Champion of Equity

March 25, 2022
The work of the late Charles V. Willie extended well beyond academia, as he applied his scholarship to issues of equity and social justice. 

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Flores-Lagunes to Lead the American Society of Hispanic Economists

December 6, 2021
Flores-Lagunes’ three-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2022. He will serve as president-elect for the first year, president for the second year and past-president for the third and final year.

A Pledge to Transform Education

November 8, 2021

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

See related: Education, Giving, Policy

Students Help Build Food System Rooted in Social Justice, Equity

July 30, 2021
Jonnell Robinson, associate professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was selected by the Lender Center as the 2020-22 Lender Center Faculty Fellow.

A Call to be ‘Audacious and Bold’

July 20, 2021
Maxwell's advisory board has a vital role in guiding the School's efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Maxwell Students Awarded Downey Scholarships

July 1, 2021
They are among 13 students who received the award from the Syracuse University Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. 

Yingyi Ma Weighs in on Lack of AAPI History Taught in Schools in South China Morning Post

May 17, 2021
Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, says it’s "actually very common" for students to complete their primary and secondary education with little, if any, attention paid to AAPI-related topics. 

Jackson talks about Black women's experiences with COVID-19 in GenForward

March 16, 2021
In their article, "This Women’s History Month, Recognize Black Women’s Efforts To Save Ourselves," published by the GenForward Survey, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jenn Jackson discusses Black women's experiences with COVID-19.

Carboni's research on giving circles cited in Nonprofit Quarterly

February 22, 2021
The study, along with previous research conducted by Carboni on giving circles, was cited in the Nonprofit Quarterly article, "Can Giving Circles Democratize Philanthropy?

Gift From SU Trustee Launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

February 10, 2021
The gift from SU Trustee Christine Larsen and Vincent Dopulos will support training for graduate students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs over the next five years. 

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