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Posts from 2012

Shootings mark an end of innocence

by David Kirp

Until Friday morning, Newtown, Conn., pop. 27,560, was known, if at all, as the place where Scrabble was invented. Its residents - well-off - liked it that way. Then came the massacre: 26 dead, including 20 elementary schoolchildren. The event changes everything, not just for Newtown but for America. In recent ye… More

Red Versus Blue in a New Light

by Avi Feller and Andrew Gelman

The basic question driving the 2012 campaign was always clear: could Mitt Romney gain enough of the vote among older, upper-income white Americans to overcome President Obama’s overwhelming advantage among young, low-income and minority voters? As in previous elections, richer voters leaned Republican while… More

Finances bleeding Cal State system dry

by David Kirp

To educators from around the globe, the California State University system is lauded as a triumph of mass higher education. Its 23 campuses enroll more undergraduates - 426,000 - than any other four-year higher education system in the United States. For CSU students, many of them the first in their … More

PPIA 2012

GSPP welcomes 30 outstanding college juniors

The Goldman school once again welcomes 30 outstanding college juniors from across the nation to the Public Policy International Affairs Junior Summer Institute, a seven-week, intensive immersion into the world of public policy. The program, with its focus on empowering and better serving historically under-se… More