Micron in Central New York: What’s at Stake for the Local Environment, Amenities and Infrastructure?
Micron’s Technology’s development of a computer chip plant in Central New York will affect the local physical and social infrastructure and natural environment in numerous ways. Concerns have been raised about increases in traffic, water and wastewater treatment needs, and protection of endangered species in the building area. In addition, the rapid population growth that Micron is expected to generate will increase demand for local infrastructure, such as roads and the airport, and for amenities, such as restaurants and recreational venues.
Our multidisciplinary group of Maxwell School faculty experts discussed the potential implications of the Micron development on the natural, physical, and social environments of Central New York.
Faculty participants included: Rebecca Schewe (moderator), Yilin Hou, Alexander Rothenberg and Carmen Carrión-Flores.
November 6, 2023
Micron in Central New York: What’s at Stake for Property Values, Taxes, and Public Finance?
Micron Technology’s development of a computer chip plant in Central New York is expected to lead to rapid population growth in the region. In an area that is already facing housing shortages and inadequate public services, this growth will have implications for existing and new residents, alike.
Our multidisciplinary group of Maxwell School faculty experts discussed the potential implications of the Micron development for housing growth, property values and taxes, and demand for local public services in Central New York.
Faculty participants included: Shannon Monnat (moderator), Alexander Rosenthal, Yilin Hou, and Stuart Rosenthal
October 2, 2023
What’s at Stake for Colleges and Students in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s 2023 Affirmative Action Decision?
For decades, colleges and universities across the U.S. have used race-conscious admissions practices to provide students from underrepresented racial minority groups more equal access to higher education. In June 2023, the Supreme Court rendered a decision in the case Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College that rendered this practice unconstitutional.
Micron in Central New York: What’s at Stake for Education and the Workforce?
What are the implications of Micron in Central New York on education and the workforce? Micron’s historic chip plant complex is expected to generate up to 40,000 direct and indirect jobs in Central New York over the next two decades. Our multidisciplinary panel of faculty experts discussed how the employment growth has widespread implications for population growth and change and changes to the income composition of households in the area. The panel also discussed questions about Central New York’s ability to meet the demand for necessary talent.
Faculty participants included: Shannon Monnat (moderator), Yingyi Ma, Stuart Rosenthal, and Alex Rothenberg.
April 24, 2023
What’s at Stake for U.S. Food Security?
What are the implications of the White House conference on hunger, nutrition, and health? Our multidisciplinary panel of faculty experts discussed the first White House meeting on hunger in over fifty years and touched on a range of potential issues including suggestions on how the $8 billion in public-private sector commitments should be spent, the role of the agricultural sector in the discussion, and implementation challenges moving forward.
Faculty participants included: Colleen Heflin (moderator), Madonna Harrington Meyer, Michah Rothbart, and Rebecca Schewe.
November 30, 2022
What's at Stake for US Climate Goals?
What are the prospects for meeting U.S. commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA and the Inflation Reduction Act? Our multidisciplinary panel of experts discussed a range of economic, legal and political issues including the EPA’s remaining options for regulating the electric sector under the Clean Air Act, federal and state rules for new vehicles, and incentives for new technology.
Faculty participants included: Peter Wilcoxen (moderator), David Driesen, David Popp, and Sarah Pralle.
November 1, 2022
What’s At Stake Post Roe?: Implications of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs vs. Jackson Abortion Ruling
What are the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson, and how did we get here? Our multidisciplinary panel of faculty experts discussed the history of abortion in the U.S. and how the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson may affect access to abortion and other reproductive services, economic and health outcomes and inequities, political mobilization and voting behaviors in the upcoming midterm and 2024 Presidential elections, and what this decision may mean for the Supreme Court going forward.
Faculty participants included: Shannon M. Monnat (moderator), Carol Faulkner, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sarah Hamersma, Jenn M. Jackson, and Thomas M. Keck
During this event, audience members typed their questions for the panelists. Due to time limitations, not all questions were answered live. View the Answers to Audience Questions document to read those questions and answers.
July 7, 2022