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Posts from June 2017

In Memoriam: Professor Arnold Meltsner

from Dean Henry E. Brady.

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Professor Arnold Meltsner. Professor Meltsner was one of the founding faculty members of the Goldman School of Public Policy. He taught “Pol Org” for years and he helped generations of students learn how to think like policy analysts and to wr… More

Who’s most at risk as Senate writes health care bill in secret?

by Lauren Gambill (MPA '18)

Prefect Stone, 7, has his ear examined by Will Williams of The Children’s Health Center in Macon, Ga. Children could be among the most affected by cuts to Medicaid. Woody Marshall The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.) Right now, behind closed doors, U.S. senators are working on their version of the American … More

Getting Everyone Home

A message from Dean Henry E. Brady.

Dear GSPP Community: Here's something I wrote this morning as I thought about the violence in Washington DC. In one of his memorable comic sketches, George Carlin compares baseball to football. Football is warlike, but baseball is played on a grassy field, it has pastoral images, it is peaceful, and it is ab… More

The London High-Rise Fire

by Michael O'Hare

The inferno in London is out, mainly because the entire flammable contents of the building have burned up. Fire hoses cannot deliver water to the upper floors of such buildings, and the ladders trucks can bring to the scene don’t reach nearly high enough. Many more deaths will be recorded—I e… More