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2021 Robertson Fellows Committed to Public Service

September 21, 2021
Paul-Donavon Murray and Jacob Emont joined the graduate student ranks at the Maxwell School, pursing dual master’s degrees in public administration and international relations.

MPA grad turned Excelsior Fellow: 'It’s an honor to work with the state'

September 20, 2021
Ari Epstein ’14 M.P.A. was accepted into New York’s two-year Excelsior Service Fellowship Program.

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Humphrey Fellows Kick Off Syracuse Experience

September 10, 2021
During orientation in early August, 11 Maxwell Humphrey Fellows from nine countries broke into small groups to get to know each other. Activities that build relationships and other orientation events set the stage for the 2021-22 cohort’s 10-month program of professional development, academic study and cultural exchange at Syracuse University.

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Maxwell School Announces New Chairs, Faculty

September 9, 2021
The Maxwell School welcomes several new faculty members and announces the appointment of four department chairs.

Lisa Gordon '90 MPA to be honored at Orange Circle Awards ceremony

September 2, 2021
Lisa Y. Gordon ’90 M.P.A., president and chief executive officer of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, is among the 2021 Orange Circle Award winners honored during Coming Back Together 2021.

See related: Awards & Honors

At Maxwell, NY’s 57th Governor Was ‘All Competence and Hard Work’

August 28, 2021

Kathy Hochul ’80 B.A. (PSc) is the first woman to hold the state’s highest office. 

Jay Golden Named Inaugural Pontarelli Professor

August 24, 2021
The professorship is funded with a gift from Kenneth A. Pontarelli ’92 B.S. (Econ) and his wife, Tracey.

Leonard Lopoo Named Volcker Chair at Maxwell School

August 19, 2021
A faculty member since 2004, he additionally serves as the director of the Center for Policy Research and director and co-founder of the Maxwell X Lab. 

Students Help Build Food System Rooted in Social Justice, Equity

July 30, 2021
Jonnell Robinson, associate professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was selected by the Lender Center as the 2020-22 Lender Center Faculty Fellow.

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