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Four Maxwell Students Will Participate in Highly Competitive Public Affairs Experiences This Summer

Isabella Brown and Madelin DeJesus Martinez, both policy studies majors, will attend the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Alexandria Johnson, an international relations major, will participate in the summer enrichment program through the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. Erykah Pasha, a political science and sociology major, will participate in the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at the University of Michigan.

April 27, 2023

Maxwell Senior Francis Tang Honored by Overseas Press Club Foundation

The political science and international relations major hopes to bring ‘meaningful news to readers across the world.’ 

April 18, 2023

Maxwell Student Iona Volynets Selected as 2023 Truman Scholar

The Truman Scholarship was awarded this year to 62 exceptional college juniors in recognition of their community service, academic accomplishment and commitment to a career of public service. Volynets, majoring in history and international relations, was among 199 finalists selected from more than 705 candidates nominated by schools and colleges from around the country.

April 17, 2023

PhD Student Curtis Edmonds Found Community, Cultivated Political Passions on Campus

Last summer, Edmonds's involvement went from volunteering his time and his expertise to assisting his fellow Black students, especially incoming Black students, with facilitating their transitions to campus, to a paid position as 119 Euclid’s Graduate Scholar-in-Residence, an inaugural position in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

April 14, 2023

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Maxwell Student Named Class of 2024 Senior Class Marshal

The Student Experience Division announced the selection of Lucio Maffei, a junior majoring in political philosophy as a Class of 2024 Senior Class Marshal. He will spend his senior year serving as one of the all-University representatives for his class and conclude his experience by leading the student procession during the 2024 Commencement ceremony.

April 13, 2023

New State and Local Scholarship Supports Student’s Path to Local Government

Rosalyn Impink is the first recipient of the scholarship created by an alumnus who had a long career in public finance.

April 12, 2023

Humphrey Fellows Hone Crisis Leadership Skills

This was the 11th year the Maxwell School has hosted, and Executive Education has administered, the “Leadership and Governance During Times of Crisis” workshop for Humphrey Fellows, midcareer international professionals pursuing professional enrichment and non-degree graduate study at designated U.S. campuses. 

April 4, 2023

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Art Museum Faculty Fellow Heather Law Pezzarossi Weaves Indigenous Baskets Into Lesson Plan

The assistant professor of anthropology has provided her students with a unique research opportunity. 

April 4, 2023

Maxwell-in-Washington Graduate Student Mario Marquez Joins in Call to Repeal War Authority in Iraq

The Iraq War veteran is director of national security for The American Legion and is pursing an executive master’s in international relations degree.

March 31, 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

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