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Jackson Speaks with TheGrio About the Jan. 6 Insurrection

October 31, 2022

“Jan. 6 was one of the most palpable, visible and clear challenges to organized government that we’ve seen in the past few generations,” Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, tells TheGrio.

Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on How Voters Respond to Major News Events in Newsweek Article

October 31, 2022

Voters often respond to major news events and how those events are framed in the media, however, the news around abortion and immigration were very different events, Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, tells Newsweek.

See related: Politics, U.S. Elections

Montez Discusses New Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates With NBC News, USA Today

October 28, 2022

If states had adopted liberal policies across the board, University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez and her co-authors calculated that 171,030 lives would have been saved in 2019 alone; on the flip side, conservative policies in all states would have led to an additional 217,635 working-age deaths.

See related: Health Policy, Longevity

Khalil Quoted in USA Today Article on Biden’s Meeting With Israeli President Herzog

October 28, 2022

Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history, tells USA Today the meeting between the leaders could have an impact on the United States' efforts to garner more support for Ukraine.

McDowell Talks to BBC World News About China’s Push to Internationalize the Yuan

October 27, 2022

"It hasn't reached the potential that I think many folks thought it might have, especially given China's overall economic size and role in world trade," Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, tells BBC World News.

See related: China

Maxwell Undergraduate Student Forges a Rich Academic Path

October 26, 2022

Dominic Chiappone is making the most of his undergraduate experience. A member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, he is a double major in history at the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences and broadcast and digital journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. 

See related: Student Experience

Banks Discusses Claim That Trump Ordered National Guard Troops to Deploy on Jan. 6 in AP Article

October 26, 2022

The online claims “make no sense at all,” William C. Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, tells the Associated Press.

See related: Congress

Hamersma Article on Scaling Up the Social Good Published in Comment Magazine

October 25, 2022

"What happens when we think of social goods—those that contribute to human thriving? Is scale just as problematic in those cases, or might we use its powers for good?" asks Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

See related: Wellbeing

Training Fiscal Leaders for the Department of Defense

October 25, 2022

Students in the program complete coursework to earn an executive master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a master of business administration degree with a concentration in business analytics from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

See related: Student Experience

Scholarship Fuels Focus on Academics and Access to Rewarding Opportunities

October 25, 2022
A dual major in international relations and television, radio and film, David Barbier Jr. is taking advantage of academic opportunities and seeing the world—thanks, in part to the generosity of those like Jeff Scruggs.

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