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Awards of Excellence Honoree: Maxwell Has Been ‘a Guiding Hand’ in Public Service Career

Bernard Rostker G’66, G’70 was one of four alumni honored at the Washington, D.C., event emceed by CNN anchor Boris Sanchez '09.

May 9, 2023

See related: Awards & Honors, Centennial

In Memoriam: A. Dale Tussing, Revered Professor and Activist

Tussing '64 Ph.D. (Econ), professor emeritus of economics, passed away on March 25, 2023, at age 88. He was a revered teacher, scholar and an activist .
May 2, 2023

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Maxwell School Ranks #1 for Public Affairs in 2024

Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is ranked #1 overall in a survey of its peers and is highly ranked in ten subspecialties, according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Public Affairs School rankings. The school has received the top honor in 12 of the 13 years in which the peer surveys have been conducted; this year, the honor is shared with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

April 25, 2023

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David Van Slyke Reappointed to 5-Year Term as Maxwell School Dean

“The Maxwell School has thrived under David’s leadership,” says Provost Gretchen Ritter. “He has strengthened an already strong school in numerous areas ranging from undergraduate enrollment to external funding. I am grateful for his continued service to the school and the University.”
March 23, 2023

Moynihan Institute’s Longtime Leader Says She Was ‘Honored to Be Part of the Mission’

Recent retiree Margaret ‘Peg’ Hermann greatly expanded the institute’s global reach and served as a mentor to countless students.

March 22, 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

Syracuse’s Black History Maker: DC Community Organizer Charles ‘Chuck’ Hicks ’69

The Maxwell School alumnus became the first Black president of the Student Government Association and helped form the Black Student Union.

February 10, 2023

Maxwell Partners with Newhouse to Launch Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship in DC

A joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools, the institute will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.

December 14, 2022

David Bennett Knows America

Probably no one knows American history like David H. Bennett. He’s been teaching it at Maxwell for more than 50 years.
Though retired, he will teach his recent-history course one last time this fall.
. . . Because David Bennett sees history being made before our very eyes.
June 21, 2020

University website features the history of Maxwell’s VIP visitors

As part of its ongoing initiative to highlight historical content during SU’s 150th anniversary year, the Syracuse University website now includes a report on well-known figures from politics and public life who have visited and spoken at the Maxwell School.

February 6, 2020

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