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Scholarship Fuels Focus on Academics and Access to Rewarding Opportunities

October 25, 2022
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.

Celebrating Policy Studies and its Chief ‘Do Gooder’

October 19, 2022

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

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Saba Siddiki Named Chapple Professor

March 11, 2022

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.

A Pledge to Transform Education

November 8, 2021

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

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

October 22, 2021
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.”

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In Memoriam: Joseph Strasser, ‘Forever an Important Figure in our History’

September 27, 2021

He was among the Maxwell School’s most generous benefactors.

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Maxwell School Announces Montonna Professor, Dean’s Award Recipients

September 23, 2021
Osamah F. Khalil, associate professor of history and chair of the undergraduate program in international relations, was recently awarded the Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professorship for the Teaching and Education of Undergraduates.

Three Faculty Members Named O’Hanley Scholars

September 17, 2021
Each was selected for outstanding teaching, scholarship and other accomplishments, including success with external grant support and service to the institution.

Gift Honors Professor, Seeks to Broaden Connections to Asia

July 14, 2021
Yang Ni ’95 and his wife, Xiaoqing Li ’96 have donated $150,000 to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Manfred Stanley, professor emeritus of sociology. They’ve also given $350,000 to Maxwell to establish the Yang Ni and   Xiaoqing Li Endowment Fund for U.S.-China/Asia Relations to encourage greater connections between Maxwell faculty and scholars in China and Asia. 

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