The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Internship Spotlight: Crystal Green, the Postsecondary National Policy Institute

"Public policy and higher education are closely related and play a major role in college access. One of my goals is to get a better grasp on this larger context so that I can contribute to the development of these policies in order to guide students towards the best path of success."

School of Public Policy students meeting with Rep Jim McGovern in his office

Students Connect with Legislators and Policy Makers in DC

“This trip introduced me to a variety of jobs ranging from state policy to ocean policy, proving that anyone interested in policy can find their niche in the nation's capital," said SPP student Jessica Sizer.

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Summer Online SPP Courses Announced

This summer's course offerings include a public policy seminar, public budgeting and finance, local government administration, and strategic fundraising and philanthropy.

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BBC Program Features School of Public Policy Students

The program, My Perfect Country, which examines successful public policies around the globe, spent three days with Professor Betsy Schmidt's “Making a Difference: Policies and Strategies for Social Change” class.

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SPP Announces Concentration in Nonprofit & Arts Management

The new concentration is offered in conjunction with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts' Arts Extenstion Service, the nation’s leading provider of arts management classes and publications.

SPP student Michael Crowley

SPP Student Wins Udall Scholarship

The national scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment, Native American tribal sovereignty, and health care.

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School of Public Policy to Host Alumni Reception in DC

The event, which includes a panel discussion on "Preparing the Next Generation of Public Policy Makers," is open to all UMass alumni.

Nyudlia Araeva

Alumni Profile: Nyudlia Araeva, MPPA 2009

"I feel fortunate to work at UMass at a time of institutional transformation and to contribute to making the campus a more equitable and inclusive place for all."

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Class Works with Nonprofit Fighting Human Trafficking

Students in SPP's Social & Environmental Enterprises class offered recommendations to the Freedom Café on ways to better support its mission and strengthen its sales. 

Lee Badgett

Badgett Coauthors Report Examining Sexual Harassment Complaints

The report, for the new UMass Amherst Center for Employment Equity, found that workers who file complaints often face harsh outcomes.