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Posts from October 2013

Oh, SNAP: The Real Costs of Food Stamp Cuts

Nora Gilbert, Miranda Everitt and William Haar

On October 16, Congress ended the government shutdown, bringing to a close a two-week distraction from critical issues facing the country. During this period of partisan politicking, some may have forgotten about the House Republicans’ plan to gut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), often r… More

Here Comes the Neighborhood

by David L. Kirp

Suburbia beckons many poor and working-class families with the promise of better schools, access to non-dead-end jobs and sanctuary from the looming threat of urban violence. But many suburbanites balk at the prospect of affordable housing in their midst. They fear that when poor people move next door crime, drug… More

Graduate Peer Advising Now Available

2014 MPP Applicants: Need help with your Statement of Purpose?

The Goldman School of Public Policy and Students of Color in Public Policy (SCIPP) are dedicated to increasing diversity within the program. As part of our mission, a group of graduate students in SCIPP is offering assistance to all prospective students in the application process.  More

Alumni: Stuart Cohen

Stuart Cohen (MPP ’97) is the Executive Director of Transform, which advocates for public transportation and walkable communities. He spoke with Policy Notes about coalition building, how transportation is linked with opportunities for low income people and the lessons learned from surviving his first year at GSPP.

You co-founded Transform in 1997. What was your initial vision for starting the organization? As a cyclist, I had come to understand how 60 years of subdivisions, strip malls and highway-exit corporate parks were devastating our country. Planning for all this sprawl meant public transportation was being bled dry… More