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Maxwell’s First Female Full-Time Professor Was an ‘Indomitable Presence’

Marguerite J. Fisher was a revered teacher known for her international scholarship and activism for domestic social issues. 

June 17, 2024

See related: Centennial, School History

Maxwell at 100: Expanding Views of Citizenship and a Wider World View

The Maxwell School has evolved to meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected world while continuing its focus on citizenship. 

June 13, 2024

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

‘We Are Not a People of the Past’: Tenth Decade Project Builds Ties with Indigenous Community

A pair of Maxwell professors are helping to lead an effort to foster a reciprocal learning relationship with the peoples of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

May 14, 2024

Elizabeth Armstrong Named Maxwell School’s New Assistant Dean for Advancement

A 2013 Maxwell alumna, Armstrong will lead the school’s advancement team to build engagement in support of philanthropic priorities that ensure student success and faculty excellence. 

March 7, 2024

Maxwell and Whitman Launch Joint Graduate Program in Sustainable Organizations and Policy

This joint program leverages the national reputations and programmatic strengths of both schools in preparing students to be versatile, multidisciplinary, forward-looking experts and leaders ready to take on the important challenges across the globe related to sustainability.

January 29, 2024

Council of Europe Agreement a ‘Gem of an Opportunity’ for Syracuse Students and Faculty

It adds internships for those studying in Strasbourg, France, as well as research opportunities for faculty and students interested in human rights, democracy and the rule of law. 

December 22, 2023

On the Eve of 100: Orange Central Attendees Hear Plans to Celebrate Maxwell’s Centennial

Dean David M. Van Slyke told the crowd that the year ahead will include celebrations and other engagement opportunities united by a theme borrowed from the Athenian Oath—‘Ever Strive.’

October 6, 2023

See related: Centennial, School History

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

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

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