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From Sovereignty to Mortality: Tenth Decade Awards Support Research Across Disciplines

Funded by gifts from hundreds of individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer, the project has since awarded funds for dozens of faculty-led projects that have explored topics related to citizenship—from labor policy to free speech jurisprudence to climate change.

May 15, 2024

Faulkner Discusses New York State’s Adultery Law in Washington Post Article

Laws criminalizing adultery are on the books in a handful of other states but are rarely enforced. In most cases, they were put on the books at a time when adultery was among the only ways to obtain a divorce, according to Carol Faulkner, professor of history.

March 26, 2024

New Knowledge - Tapping Into Maxwell’s Scholarly Distinction

Undergraduates at the Maxwell School now have almost limitless opportunities for research and deeper study.
February 24, 2023

Enforcing Gender at the Polls: Transing Voters and Women’s Suffrage before the American Civil War

Andrew Wender Cohen, Carol Faulkner

Between 1800 and 1860, individuals deemed female by society donned male attire, represented themselves as men, and tried unlawfully to vote, thus challenging the gender binary at the foundation of U.S. democracy. The history of their confrontation with an electoral system reserved for men suggests a more porous and inclusive history of gender and citizenship before the Civil War.

September 26, 2022

Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

July 20, 2022

Maxwell Students Awarded Downey Scholarships

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

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Tenth Decade Fund supports new scholarly projects

The Maxwell School’s Tenth Decade Project provides seed funding for worthy scholarly projects that have the potential to produce significant external research funding and high-impact publications. Since it was created, the Tenth Decade Project has attracted nearly $850,000 in gifts from 267 individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer.

October 2, 2019

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A Bachelor’s in Maxwell

This is a boom time for undergraduates at the Maxwell School—new majors, expanded research programs, diverse experiential opportunities, enhanced advising, and more. It all builds on a tradition of undergraduate education that goes back to Maxwell’s beginning. There has never not been a “Maxwell undergrad.”

September 1, 2019

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95-Year-Old Maxwell School Welcomes its First Freshman Class

Beginning this fall, for the first time ever, students planning to major in the social sciences applied and were admitted directly to the Maxwell School. Prior to this, students applied to A&S, and they became a Maxwell student only if they declared a Maxwell major, usually sometime around the end of their sophomore year.

August 27, 2019

Faulkner quoted in The Nation piece on origins of the American boycott

Lucretia Mott, a feminist activist who was involved in the slavery abolition movement, believed that "you have to change the way people think and feel about slavery, not the way that they vote" analyzes Carol Faulkner, associate dean and professor of history. 

August 15, 2019

First Class

Maxwell always served undergraduate social science students. But, for this fall’s incoming class, admission to Maxwell is direct and the “Maxwell freshman” is official.

June 1, 2019

Maxwell celebrates graduates, faculty at Commencement Weekend 2018

Commencement weekend for graduates of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University began on Friday, May 11 in Hendricks Chapel with Maxwell’s 2018 Graduate Convocation honoring Master’s and doctoral degree candidates across the school’s scholarly and professional programs.
May 18, 2018

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Maxwell students Eldawy, Letona receive prestigious Truman Scholarship

The Truman award has become the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States. The scholarship seeks to fund students who possess the leadership skills, intellect and passion that will make them “change agents” for the public good in any field. 

April 17, 2018

VIDEO: Faulkner a featured scholar at women's suffrage celebration

Maxwell Associate Dean and Professor of History Carol Faulkner was one of the featured scholars on day one of the VoteTilla voyage. VoteTilla is part of a year-long celebration recognizing 100 years of women’s voices and suffrage in New York state.

July 20, 2017

Broad Mission

The Tenth Decade Scholars award demonstrates how citizenship cuts across the disciplines.

June 1, 2016

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