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Gadarian quoted in City & State article on Tenney's win in New York's 22nd congressional district

February 12, 2021
"If you’re a Democrat who is trying to walk the line in a kind of socially conservative district, I think having to vote on impeachment, having to take positions on budgets—those are now (votes) that your opponent can push against," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science. "It’s not just rhetoric to say that you vote with Nancy Pelosi. You’re a Democrat in Congress, you have voted with the House speaker."

Reeher talks to CNY Central about local benefits of a Biden presidency

January 25, 2021
"It might make it a little bit easier for John Katko to get the ear of the president if there's a major piece of legislation being negotiated," Reeher says. "We may be on his radar when he's thinking about the problems of small to mid-size cities. Are they getting the help from the federal government that they need? I think that is going to be a good thing for this area."

Reeher discusses New York State's first Senate majority leader, Schumer, with Democrat & Chronicle

January 14, 2021
Professor Grant Reeher says Sen. Chuck Schumer’s rise to the majority leader role would likely have "some beneficial effect" in terms of money flowing to his home state, though he suggests that could be tempered by how closely divided the Senate is. 

Monnat weighs in on Central New York COVID-19 deaths in Syracuse.com article

January 5, 2021
"To keep things in perspective, there have been 330 COVID deaths in the county over the whole year so far," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "There are still far more deaths annually from heart disease and cancer," she adds. But, "If these numbers are similar for 2020," Monnat says, “COVID will be the third-leading cause of death in the county this year."

WP 198 Retention Heterogeneity in New York City Schools

October 31, 2016
Using regression discontinuity methods, the authors find that female students are 25% more likely to be retained in their grade due to exam failure than boys. 

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Out of the Ivory Tower

June 28, 2015

Maxwell’s Kristi Andersen is part of a small cast of Central New York scholars who convene weekly to reflect on public events and issues — all for the benefit of a local television audience. This they have done now more than 500 times!

The Truths Behind the Myth of Harriet Tubman

June 23, 2008
Harriet Tubman is an American heroine, but her life story is shrouded in myth and exaggeration. Thanks to the work of Maxwell faculty members and students, the genuine contributions of Tubman’s life are coming to light.

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