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Maxwell Student Named Class of 2023 Senior Class Marshal

April 20, 2022

Michael "MP" Geiss has been named one of the University’s Class of 2023 Senior Class Marshals. Geiss will represent his graduating class and lead the student procession during the 2023 Commencement ceremony.

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.

Four Students Selected to Attend Prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes

April 13, 2022

Four Maxwell School students have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institutes. PPIA fellows are rising seniors who are committed to pursuing a master’s degree in public policy or international affairs and a professional career in public service. 

Student Spotlight: Direct Route to Meaningful Impact

April 7, 2022

Students in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs can now apply directly to the school and begin taking Maxwell courses from day one. 

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Two Maxwell Students Named 2022 University Scholars

March 24, 2022

Two Maxwell students, Gretchen Coleman and Thomas Shaw, have been named 2022 University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows.

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Man of the People

March 15, 2022

Using his degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, Jared Kraham '13 rises to become Binghamton’s youngest mayor.

Lender Student Fellows Think Globally, Act Locally to Ease Struggles for Underrepresented Population

February 25, 2022
The current cohort of Lender Center student fellows, which includes two Maxwell students, bring a variety of interests from a diverse educational background. However, they all have one thing in common: a goal of making the Syracuse community and the world a better place to live.

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In Memoriam: Charles Willie G’57, H’92, A Champion for Social Justice

January 18, 2022
The legacy of alumnus Charles Vert Willie G’57, H’92 will forever be tied to that of his friend Martin Luther King Jr., making Willie’s passing a week before MLK Day 2022 especially poignant. 

Alumni Spotlight: Joining the Global Conversation

December 20, 2021

Jen Proch ’21 M.A.I.R. took advantage of an internship with the Council of Europe and the Atlantis Program, which enables students to earn master’s degrees from both Maxwell and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. 

In Memoriam: Vernon L. Greene, Pioneer in the Study of Aging

October 19, 2021
Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs Vernon Greene, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 77, saw the aging process as much more than a person getting old, and his vision helped build Syracuse University’s reputation as a national leader in gerontology, home of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS).

See related: Aging, Elderly, In Memoriam

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