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    Maxwell students Marcus Lane, Taj Harris receive Clements Awards

    Tajanae (Taj) Harris '20 BA (Anth) and Marcus Lane '19 BA (PSt) were among the 2018 recipients of the Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award. The award is intended to enable Syracuse University students to undertake unique internships that wouldn't be possible without financial help.


    Maxwell celebrates graduates, faculty at Commencement Weekend 2018

    Service. Leadership. Citizenship. The core values of the Maxwell community were on display at the 164th Syracuse University Commencement weekend celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of 2018 graduates and faculty.


    Maxwell students selected for 2018-19 Fulbright awards

    Luke Chadwick, a senior majoring in economics and international relations, and Sara Schleicher, a senior majoring in political science, were selected to participate in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program. Chizobam Nwagwu, a senior majoring in policy studies, was selected to receive a Fulbright research grant.


    Maxwell students selected as 2018-19 Remembrance Scholars

    Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2018-19 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.


    Maxwell students Eldawy, Letona receive prestigious Truman Scholarship

    Dina Eldawy, an international relations and citizenship and civic engagement major, and Crystal Letona, a policy studies major, have been named as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to 59 exceptional college juniors in recognition of their community service, academic accomplishment, and commitment to a career of public service.


    Maxwell students named as finalists for prestigious Truman Scholarship

    Dina Eldawy, an international relations and citizenship and civic engagement major; and Crystal Letona, a policy studies and communications and rhetorical studies major, have been named as 2018 finalists for the Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship is awarded in recognition of community service, academic accomplishment and commitment to a career of public service.


    Baldanza gift supports undergraduate research

    The Baldanza Endowment for Undergraduate Excellence will meet expenses associated with undergraduate research and experiential learning. It will also help fund Maxwell’s annual Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship, an event held near the end of each academic year to share and reward undergraduate research projects.


    Maxwell alums featured in US News article on college prep for veterans

    Nicholas Armstrong '08 MPA/'14 PhD (SSc) and Mitchell Forbes '16 BA (PSt), current EMPA student and 2017-18 SoldierStrong scholar, were interviewed for the U.S. News & World Report article "Prepare for College as a Veteran."


    Inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs graduate scholars named

    The Maxwell School has named two graduate students as the inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs Graduate Scholars: John R. Barruzza, a PhD candidate in the history department, and Chelsea M. Thomas, a student in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.


    Maxwell students named as 2017-18 SoldierStrong scholars

    Maxwell graduate students Mitch Forbes and Chris Tonsmeire, both U.S. military veterans, have been named as this year’s SoldierStrong scholars, under terms of a scholarship the SoldierStrong Foundation provides to veterans at the School. Forbes is pursuing an Executive MPA and Tonsmeire is a first-year MA student in international relations.


    Public policy fellowship puts Maxwell senior on path to grad school

    Chizobam Nwagwu ’18 BA (PSt) spent an intensive seven weeks as a Public Policy and International Affairs Program fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The summer institute program cemented her goals for her future.


    Policy studies student Marcus Lane reflects on Syracuse experiences

    Marcus Lane Jr. is a rising junior studying policy studies at Maxwell. He is also a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. This summer, Lane is one of four university students from around the United States engaged in the prestigious Montgomery Fellowship at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.


    Maxwell students selected for 2017-18 Fulbright awards

    Rachel Brown-Weinstock ’17, sociology, citizenship and civic engagement, and policy studies; Frederick Cieri ’17, international relations; and Hasmik Djoulakian ’17, citizenship and civic engagement, were selected to participate in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program.


    Dante Moss ’18 PSt/PSc reflects on his time at Syracuse University

    Dante Moss, a junior policy studies and political science dual major, reflects on his experiences on campus, in Florence, and most recently in New York City where he is a teacher interning at the High School for Leadership and Public Service.


    Maxwell students win big at New York Business Plan Competition

    Josh Aviv '15 BA (Econ), Ryan Brinkerhoff '16 BA (PSt), and Khalid Bin Ayaz Khan '17 BA (Econ) were among the Syracuse University student entrepreneurship teams that dominated the eighth annual New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) on Friday, April 28.


    Four Maxwell students named 2017 Syracuse University Scholars

    Farrell Brenner, Rachel Brown-Weinstock, Hasmik Djoulakian, and Soleil Young are among the 12 graduating seniors named 2017 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.


    2016-17 Remembrance Scholars to be honored at Convocation Oct. 28

    The 2016-17 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding students from this year’s senior class, many of whom are Maxwell scholars, will be held Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.


    Barkun comments on the escalation of conspiracy theories

    Barkun points out that "particularly with the rise of the Internet, it’s possible to both generate conspiracy theories and proliferate them with extreme rapidity."

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