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Harrington Meyer quoted in Christian Science Monitor article on working parents, COVID-19

"A lot more grandparents are deciding to burst their bubble," to see or care for their grandchildren.
July 10, 2020

Yingyi Ma quoted in South China Morning Post article on Trump's visa rules for foreign students

"A large majority of Chinese students [are] coming to study in the U.S. not for political reasons," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "What they really want is quality education opportunities, so that they can improve their career prospects, or they can broaden their horizons and really enjoy being in the process of cultivating their global citizenship."

July 8, 2020

Heflin study on childhood injuries, SNAP benefits published

Colleen M. Heflin, Irma Arteaga, Jean Felix Ndashimye & Matthew P. Rabbitt
July 8, 2020

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Popp discusses green investments, post-COVID recovery in SPI blog post

"Our research shows that green investments can help smooth the transition to a green economy, but must be used carefully," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs.

June 26, 2020

Siddiki Article on Inclusion in Collaborative Governance Published in Policy and Society

Saba Siddiki, Christopher Ansell, Carey Doberstein, Hayley Henderson, Paul Hart
June 25, 2020

Ma comments on order to stop visas for skilled immigrants in Politico

Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, assesses that Trump's executive order suspending the entry of foreign workers seeking H1-B visas "seriously undermines American leadership in fields such as technology and medicine where skilled immigrants serve as the backbone."

June 25, 2020

Dean’s Office, CPR fund summer project assistantships

Eleven faculty members will receive awards from the Maxwell School to support emerging research projects this summer.
June 24, 2020

Ma quoted in South China Morning Post article on BLM movement, Asian-American community

Those of an older generation, whether in China or the U.S., generally prefer to circumvent discussion of politics and socioeconomic issues, says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "They have memories of the Cultural Revolution and they understand how divisive and how difficult it was and how much destruction it caused," she says.

June 17, 2020

Hou quoted in Bloomberg article on balanced-budget loopholes

"The rules are not ironclad," says Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs. "The simple reason being that state governments must operate to provide the services demanded by citizens, however harsh the rules are." 

May 26, 2020

Rothbart recommends a new GI Bill for COVID-19 workers in The Hill

"This will help veterans of the COVID-19 crisis recover from their combat and will reflect well on how we treat our battle-tested heroes," writes Michah Rothbart, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, about the need for a new GI Bill.

May 18, 2020

Flores-Lagunes gives advice to 2020 graduates in Syracuse.com

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, says that graduate school is generally a smart option for students graduating during an economic downturn, provided they balance the added debt with demand for jobs in their desired profession. He added that students should look for programs that help them build connections and network with future employers. 

May 12, 2020

Rosenthal paper on employment density and agglomeration economies published in RS&UE

Crocker H. Liu, Stuart S. Rosenthal & William C. Strange
May 10, 2020

Burman weighs in on Trump's payroll tax cut proposal in CNBC article

"The main problem with the proposal is that it would go to the people who least need help," says Professor Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

May 5, 2020

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