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Monnat Comments on Increase in US Suicide Rates in Grid Article

October 14, 2022

“There might be a small drop in one or two years, but the long-term trend has been an increase,” says Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology. She was interviewed for the Grid article, "U.S. suicide rates rose again in 2021, ending a brief decline during the covid pandemic."

Taylor’s “Code of Putinism” Makes Forbes List of Books to Read About Russia and Ukraine

October 13, 2022

"An excellent place to learn more about the Russian leader [Vladimir Putin] is Syracuse University Professor [political science] Brian D. Taylor’s 'The Code of Putinism'," writes Stuart Anderson, author of the Forbes article.

See related: Politics, Russia

Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on Putin’s Strategy Regarding Ukraine

October 12, 2022

"He doesn't have many good options at this point, especially with the current posture, especially in eastern and southern Ukraine," says retired Vice Admiral Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

Gadarian Talks to The Hill About Surprises During the Final Month Before Midterm Elections

October 11, 2022

“There is still some component of the electorate that, as partisan and polarized as we are, doesn’t know who they’re going to vote for until the end," says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.

Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on Migrant Busing Crisis in Newsweek Article

October 11, 2022

"Stunts like busing and chartering flights to remove immigrants from states like Florida and Texas are not planned...for the purpose of relocating immigrants in places where they can get their bearings and begin their new lives. The purpose is to generate dehumanizing headlines and discussions," says Cohen, professor of political science.

Wilcoxen Appointed to Treasury’s Climate-Related Financial Risk Advisory Committee

October 11, 2022

Peter Wilcoxen, Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy, is one of twenty members and one government observer who have been named as part of the establishment of the committee. The new committee will provide information and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Reeher Discusses the Impact of Visa Categorizing Gun Sales in NewsNation Article

October 7, 2022

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, weighs in on Visa Inc.'s announcement that it will separately categorize sales at gun shops—a move gun control advocates say could help flag suspicious sales ahead of a mass shooting.

See related: Crime and Violence

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. 

Monnat Research on Mortality Trends Featured in New York Times Article

October 6, 2022

Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was also interviewed for the story, "‘There Are Two Americas Now: One With a B.A. and One Without’." 

Cheney Focuses on Citizenship During Maxwell Visit

October 6, 2022

"There’s a real cost to defending behavior that’s constitutionally indefensible." That was among the messages shared by Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney during a talk Monday hosted by the Maxwell School.

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