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Krieger, White Internship Programs Fund Policy Internships for Undergraduates

The new Noah Krieger Internship Award provides funding for a policy student who is particularly interested in public service to pursue an unpaid summer internship. This year’s awardee, Taylor Ross '17 (above, with Taubman Center Director James Morone), is in Washington, DC this summer working at the U.S. Department of Education in the office of academic improvement. She will be working within the High School Group on an initiative to grant AP test fee waivers to disadvantaged students.

(Distributed July 27, 2015)

Taubman Center Sponsors First Rhode Island Family Impact Seminar

The Taubman Center hosted the first Rhode Island Family Impact Seminar, “Economic Well-Being of Rhode Island Families: The Promise and Practice of Two-Generation Approaches” in March. The seminar, attended by Rhode Island state legislators and local policy makers, was organized by public policy professors Valerie Cooley and Kenneth Wong and held at the Rhode Island State House. Rhode Island state senator Louis DiPalma praised Cooley and Wong for their work in organizing the seminar.

(Distributed July 27, 2015)

Steve Cohen ’75 on How to Get Op-Eds Published

One of the most effective tools to influence public opinion and ultimately, public policy, is the opinion page of major newspapers. Steve Cohen ’75 — a lawyer with a background in publishing and teaching — has had remarkable success in writing opinion pieces for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Over the past two years, Cohen has placed ten opinion pieces on education, national defense, and law in those two publications. Last semester, he shared insider tips for translating policy ideas to publication-worthy opinion pieces.

(Distributed July 27, 2015)

PawSox Stadium Forum Draws Sell-Out Crowd

“A Providence Stadium: Strike-out or Home Run,” a public forum to discuss the pros and cons of building a 10,000-seat minor league ballpark in Providence, drew a filled-to-capacity crowd to Friedman Auditorium on June 9. The forum, jointly sponsored by the Taubman Center and Rhode Island Public Radio, featured a panel discussing the Pawtucket Red Sox’s proposed relocation from their current home in Pawtucket to a new riverfront stadium to be built in Providence’s Jewelry District. Political reporter Ian Donnis moderated the discussion.

(Distributed July 27, 2015)
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