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Schwartz discusses New York City school bus service in Gotham Gazette

"Although cutting school bus service may seem like an 'easy' way to save money, educators and policymakers should wield the budget knife carefully," write Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, and her co-authors. 

August 26, 2020

Thompson discusses local congressional races with CNY Central

"There is always higher turnout in a presidential election year, but what that will mean in any given district is less clear," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. 

August 19, 2020

Bennett discusses prejudice during NYC's cholera outbreaks in Truthout

According to David Bennett, professor emeritus of history, immigrants "drew hostility because of their poverty; the diseases they brought with them after the perilous ocean voyage; [and] the slum housing they were forced to live in."

May 26, 2020

Monnat comments on impact of COVID-19 on minorities in Daily Gazette

"This is just another example of the negative health impacts of structural racism," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Across all institutions, blacks are disadvantaged."

April 29, 2020

Dennison quoted in article on hospital closures, COVID-19

"The health care system is a utility," says Tom Dennison, professor of practice emeritus of public administration and international affairs. "We can’t starve it between crises and expect it to be viable when the time comes when we need the services."

April 13, 2020

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Executive Education alumni respond to need for masks in Syracuse

“We always imagine that our programs have global reach. So many of our students come here from around the world. But this amazing response to the coronavirus emergency confirms Maxwell’s belief in global community,” said Xueyi Chen, who directs Executive Education’s China Program, after 100 Chinese alumni of the program shipped medical masks to Central New York.

April 9, 2020

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Pudles, AnswerNet play an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic

Gary Pudles '84 B.A. (PSt) is the president and CEO of AnswerNet, a call center outsourcer operating throughout North America. AnswerNet was awarded a large contract to make outbound calls for the State of New York to book appointments for COVID-19 testing. 

April 7, 2020

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Lovely comments on future of US-China trade deal in Washington Post

"Ultimately the question is, does the president have the political incentive to push this before the election?" says Professor Mary Lovely. "And I think the answer to that is pretty clearly no." Lovely was interviewed for the Washington Post article "Businesses were already hurting under Trump’s trade war. Then came coronavirus."
March 17, 2020

Reeher comments on 2020 NY presidential primary in Daily Star

Professor of Political Science Grant Reeher likens the 2020 Democratic primary to the 2016 GOP primary when several rivals of then-candidate Donald Trump kept their campaigns alive for as long as possible in hopes of stopping the eventual nominee's rise.

February 20, 2020

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