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Centennial Scholars Named in Honor of the Maxwell School’s 100th Anniversary

In addition to receiving a stipend to support their studies, the six students have been invited to attend an anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2024

Maxwell to Honor Alumni, Celebrate 100th Anniversary at Centennial Celebration in DC

Alumni and friends are invited to the celebration planned for May 31 at the Smithsonian’s iconic National Portrait Gallery. 

March 29, 2024

Barton Discusses the Root Cause for Political Dysfunction in the US on NFRPP Webinar

"The vast majority of members of Congress...come from safe districts that are decidedly red or decidedly blue. And so the primary election is the only consequential election that those members run in and if those elections are determined by nothing but their partisan base, it's a pretty clear through line to how that really distorts our politics," says Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 13, 2024

New Degree Program Explores the Intersection of Law, Society and Policy

The interdisciplinary integrated learning major offered at the Maxwell School capitalizes on faculty expertise and widens student career pathways.

March 4, 2024

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Examining the Smart City Generational Model: Conceptualizations, Implementations, and Infrastructure

Austin Zwick, Zachary Spicer

"Examining the Smart City Generational Model: Conceptualizations, Implementations, and Infrastructure Canada's Smart City Challenge," co-authored by Austin Zwick, assistant teaching professor of policy studies, was published in Urban Affairs Review.

January 8, 2024

In Memoriam: Chris Snow, NHL Manager and Advocate

Chris Snow ’03 B.A. (PSt) passed away on Sept. 30, 2023, at the age of 42. He had a successful career in professional hockey and publicly lobbied, fundraised and raised awareness to help find a cure for ALS. 

December 4, 2023

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Maxwell Students Among Those Named 2023-2025 Lender Center Student Fellows

Two Maxwell students are among the five selected as Lender Center for Social Justice student fellows and will work on a research project that examines American news media coverage and United States policymaking related to the war on terror.

November 20, 2023

Barton Article on Alaska’s Nonpartisan Primary System Published in Governing

"The state’s new election system, combining nonpartisan primaries and instant-runoff general election voting, makes elections more competitive and encourages cooperative governance," writes Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs.

October 30, 2023

Trio of Maxwell Alumni Athletes Honored at Letterwinner Event

Kristyn Cook, Clothilde ‘Clo’ Ewing and John Wallace were celebrated for their athletic and career achievements.

September 25, 2023

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Coplin Examines the Approach to Liberal Arts Education in New Book

Bill Coplin

Bill Coplin, professor of policy studies, has written “The Path to Equity: Inclusion in the Kingdom of Liberal Arts” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023). In the book, Coplin argues that the approach to liberal arts education that prioritizes academic scholarship and learning for its own sake does not fully equip students with the practical, career-oriented skills for which many people enter college. 

September 14, 2023

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