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Maxwell Student Named Class of 2023 Senior Class Marshal

April 20, 2022

Michael "MP" Geiss has been named one of the University’s Class of 2023 Senior Class Marshals. Geiss will represent his graduating class and lead the student procession during the 2023 Commencement ceremony.

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Purser Appointed Co-Director of Lender Center for Social Justice

April 19, 2022

Provost Gretchen Ritter announced that Gretchen W. Purser, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been appointed co-director of the Lender Center for Social Justice.

Four Students Selected to Attend Prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes

April 13, 2022

Four Maxwell School students have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institutes. PPIA fellows are rising seniors who are committed to pursuing a master’s degree in public policy or international affairs and a professional career in public service. 

Maxwell School Honors Public Health Champion Helene Gayle for Impactful Career

April 1, 2022

She will receive the Maxwell Spirit of Public Service Award at the inaugural Awards of Excellence on April 7 in Washington, D.C.

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Maxwell School Ranks #1 for Public Affairs in 2023 U.S. News Rankings

March 29, 2022

Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ranks #1 in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Public Affairs Schools rankings. This year, Maxwell shares the top ranking with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

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Maxwell Advocate Award Posthumously Honors Sociologist, Champion of Equity

March 25, 2022
The work of the late Charles V. Willie extended well beyond academia, as he applied his scholarship to issues of equity and social justice. 

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Herrold Wins Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize

March 25, 2022

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School, has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize for her book, “Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond” (Oxford University Press, 2020). The prize was awarded in November 2021 by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

Two Maxwell Students Named 2022 University Scholars

March 24, 2022

Two Maxwell students, Gretchen Coleman and Thomas Shaw, have been named 2022 University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows.

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Man of the People

March 15, 2022

Using his degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, Jared Kraham '13 rises to become Binghamton’s youngest mayor.

Compass Award Honoree ‘Embodies the Maxwell Spirit’

March 11, 2022
First in a series of profiles of Awards of Excellence recipients is Keome Rowe ’16 M.P.A./M.A. (IR), who is currently serving as deputy cultural affairs officer for the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.

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