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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

Elizabeth Armstrong Named Maxwell School’s New Assistant Dean for Advancement

A 2013 Maxwell alumna, Armstrong will lead the school’s advancement team to build engagement in support of philanthropic priorities that ensure student success and faculty excellence. 

March 7, 2024

New Lerner Gift Amplifies the Impact of Healthy Mondays and Public Health Initiatives

A new $2.52 million gift to the Lerner Center and the Forever Orange Campaign from Helaine Lerner will help amplify the impact of the center’s work to educate, inspire and empower a new generation of advocates for public health.

November 29, 2023

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Gift Supports Professor's Work at the Intersection of Human Nature and Political Thought

Dennis Rasmussen is the first recipient of a fellowship created with a gift from Stephen Hagerty '93 M.P.A. and his wife, Lisa Altenbernd '93 M.P.A.

November 8, 2023

‘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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Dimitar Gueorguiev Named Maxwell School Scholar in US-China/Asia Relations

The position was created with a gift by Syracuse University alumni Yang Ni and Xiaoqing Li to strengthen connections between Maxwell faculty and scholars in China and Asia.

July 26, 2023

Margarita Estévez-Abe Named McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence

The associate professor of political science specializes in comparative political economy and will oversee the MAX courses.

July 19, 2023

Azadeh Tajdar Joins Maxwell as Inaugural Cramer Family Professor of Practice in Community Impact

Seated in citizenship and civic engagement, the professorship was created with a generous gift by the Gerald and Daphna Cramer Foundation.

July 7, 2023

New State and Local Scholarship Supports Student’s Path to Local Government

Rosalyn Impink is the first recipient of the scholarship created by an alumnus who had a long career in public finance.

April 12, 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

Political Science and Policy Studies Major Grateful for ‘Life Changing’ Scholarship

“Being a Phanstiel Scholar means you’re being recognized for already demonstrating leadership in community service. It’s been a great honor, and it’s changed my life for the better,” says Maxwell senior David Bruen. The scholarship program was created by alumnus Howard Phanstiel '70 B.A. (PSc) /’71 M.P.A./’22 Hon. and his wife, Louise Phanstiel.

February 9, 2023

Scholarship Fuels Focus on Academics and Access to Rewarding Opportunities

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.
October 25, 2022

Celebrating Policy Studies and its Chief ‘Do Gooder’

Colleagues and alumni came together recently to mark the 45th anniversary of the undergraduate program and its founder, Professor Bill Coplin.

October 19, 2022

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Basketball Legend’s Gift Turns ‘Frustration to Hope’

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.

August 31, 2022

Paying it Forward

Louise Gartner Birkhead ’52 M.P.A. has made a gift to help ease the financial burden of current and future students.

June 15, 2022

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Saba Siddiki Named Chapple Professor

Saba Siddiki has been named the Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy at the Maxwell School. She is the fourth faculty member to hold the professorship, created in 2006 with a gift from alumnus and Maxwell School Advisory Board member John H. Chapple ’75 B.A. (PSc)/’11 Hon.

March 11, 2022

Gift Supports Professorship to Inspire Generations of Engaged Citizens

Shana Kushner Gadarian has been named the inaugural Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking, a position funded with a generous gift by its namesake.
January 31, 2022

From the Dean: Winter 2022

One of the joys of being the dean is sharing the myriad ways the Maxwell community is making a difference. In this edition you will read about graduates who broadened human rights in Afghanistan over the last 20 years, faculty research that is shaping national health care policy and students who are active in their communities here in Syracuse and around the world.

January 2, 2022

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A Pledge to Transform Education

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

November 8, 2021

See related: Giving, U.S. Education

Couple’s Gift Seeks to Ease the Burden of First-Generation Students

Kenneth ’80 and Mindy Sosne ’81 have pledged $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship at their alma mater. The Kenneth and Mindy Sosne Scholarship will be awarded to first-generation students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. “We’ve made a path for ourselves, professionally and financially, and now we want to give back,” says Mindy. “We want to make others’ lives easier.”
October 22, 2021

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