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Internship Spotlight: Clare McGladrigan, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus

"Every elected official has the potential to create meaningful change in their community, regardless of the position. While presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial races are exciting, paying attention to state and local elections can bring substantive changes in your community, too."

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SPP Faculty, Students Organize International World Commons Week

The event included dozens of locally organized events on five continents, as well as a twenty-four-hour series of webinars led by speakers from across the globe.

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Alumni Profile: Raija Vaisanen, MPPA 2010

"The best part of my job is working with the community of partners across the state on the shared goal of connecting workers to good jobs that help keep businesses competitive in Massachusetts."

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Internship Spotlight: Pamela Eisner, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

"I would like to play a role in helping people both individually and systemically. I believe that policy, when done right, is the best avenue for helping large numbers of people and creating a better future."

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SPP Hosts New Student Chapter of International City/County Management Association

The UMass Amherst student chapter will introduce students to the local government management profession and will organize activities such as talks, panels, webinars, and group field projects.

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Remembering Professor George Sulzner

 “He was an outstanding professor, but, more important, George Sulzner was a living example of the greater principles he taught," said alumnus Larry Kocot. "The UMass community will be less without him.”

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Alumni Profile: Ted Harvey, MPPA 2011

"A lot of my job is being a good communicator. This includes writing and speaking, things which SPP definitely prepared me for. Also, the Housing class I took with Carol Heim definitely got me interested in housing and community development."

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Brian Sargent Joins SPP Faculty

Sargent’s research interests include race, racism, economic sociology, policy implementation, housing and urban sociology, and organizational studies.

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Deadline to Apply for SPP Graduate Programs is April 15

The School of Public Policy offers generous grants that make the program one of the most affordable in the region.

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

Ash's New Book Looks at the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8

In "Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder and the System that Caused Crisis," Michael Ash and co-author Francisco Louçã  consider the surprising resilience of the systems that led to the financial collapse.