Taubman Students Compete in Policy Challenge USA

Taubman Center Policy Solutions Challenge teamTaubman Center Policy Solutions Challenge team

Five Taubman policy students will compete in Policy Solutions Challenge USA on February 15 and 16, 2013 at the University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration. The team -- Matthew McCabe MPP ’14, Kelsey Sherman MPP ’14, Amber Ma MPA ’14, Gayatri Sahgal MPP ’14, and Dana Schwartz PPAI ’15 -- has prepared a policy brief on addressing childhood obesity in U.S.

(Distributed February 14, 2013)

MPA student leads Pawtucket Foundation

Aaron Hertzberg:

Aaron Hertzberg, a current student in the Taubman Center’s master of public affairs program, has been named the executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for downtown, riverfront and transportation improvements for the city of Pawtucket.

Hertzberg, who had been program director at the local nonprofit since 2008, was promoted to the executive director position by the organization’s board of directors this month.

(Distributed January 22, 2013)

Taubman Director Publishes Paper on Racial Politics in Providence

Marion Orr, director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy, co-authored a paper in the January 2013 issue of Urban Affairs Review about racial politics and the election of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras. “Anxieties of an Ethnic Transition” examines how Providence voters assessed the future of the city in the midst of an economic downturn following the election of the first Latino mayor.

(Distributed January 11, 2013)

Taubman Center on C-SPAN

Taubman Center lecture on C-SPAN:

The Taubman Center received national exposure on C-SPAN, which broadcast the Center's December 10, 2012 luncheon lecture. Michael Dimock, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center presented "Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election," a look back at the issues, events and values that shaped the 2012 presidential election.

(Distributed January 10, 2013)
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