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Michael Ash

Ash Releases New Environmental Indexes

The reports, from the Political Economy Research Institute, rank companies on their emissions related to climate changes and their polluting.

Professor Charlie Schweik and members of the World Librarians Kenyan Chapter

UMass World Librarians Program Launches Initiative in Kenya

School of Public Policy Professor Charlie Schweik and alumna Pammy Eisner were among the founders of the project, which brings educational resources to schools and libraries in Malawi.

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Schmidt Considers the Changing Face of Capitalism

In a new article, the scholar of socially responsible companies looks at the ways consumers, employees, and investors are influencing corporate behavior. 

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Alumni Profile: Krista Solie, MPPA 2013

As early learning services program monitor at the Minnesota Department of Education, Solie works to improve the quality of early learning programs and increase access for all children.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Michael Ash

Ash Coauthors Report on Link between Incarceration Rates and Overdose Deaths

The report is the first to examine the link between the expansion of the jail and prison population and overdose deaths at the county level.

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Badgett to Chair Committee on Status of LGBTQ+ People in Economics

The newly formed American Economic Association committee will monitor the status and support the advancement of LGBTQ people in the profession.

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SPP Hosts Talk on Ranked Choice Voting

Laurie Johnson of the Economics Department and Adam Friedman, executive director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, will speak about efforts to bring the electoral reform to Massachusetts.

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Public Policy Student Elected to Town Council

Jessica Sizer will serve a three-year term as an at-large councilor on the Palmer Town Council.

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Internship Spotlight: David Wasielewski, Stockbridge PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) committee

"What surprised me the most was the complexities of town politics in smaller rural municipalities. Every nuance of professional and personal relationships in these close-knit communities affects the outcome of an issue."

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SPP Students Chosen for Inaugural Civic Action Project Fellowships

The new program provides internship experience, training, and mentoring for the next generation of public service leaders.