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Milano School Dean Michelle DePass is a City and State 2017 CSR Responsible 100 Honoree

Original story published on Tishmancenter.org. In 2014, the Tishman Environment and Design Center was re-launched with a new mission to foster bold design, policy, and social justice approaches to environmental issues. The Tishman Center was active in Climate Action Week, which culminated in the participation of more than 200 students, faculty, and staff in the People’s Climate ...
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Social Enterprises Founded by New Challenge Winners Receive Grant

   Amy Chasan, Executive Director and Founder of Sweet Generation    Jordyn Lexton, CEO and Founder of Drive Change   Congratulations to Amy Chasan (NPM ’14), Executive Director and Founder of Sweet Generation Bakery, and Jordyn Lexton, Founder and CEO of Drive Change, who were awarded grants totaling 5.3 million dollars from the Manhattan District Attorney’s ...
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Prof. Maya Wiley Responds To Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Professor Maya Wiley responded to the controversial plan to repeal Net Neutrality Rules. The following  excerpt is from the NY Daily News. Broadband expert Maya Wiley, senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School, said the FCC “is setting the country on a path to information inequality.” “Even now, in the digital age, ...
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Milano & SGPIA Students Present at Clinton Global Initiative

            Magdiela Rivas and Oscar Romero created ESID, Educational Services for International Development, as a project that seeks to reduce young unemployment in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and the United States through the promotion of virtual internships, on site mentorship and international exchange programs for senior university students.  They were accepted to present their project at The Clinton ...
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Dr.Aida Rodriguez is Appointed Professor Emeritus

Michelle DePass, Dean  Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy   Dear all,  I write to share with you that Professor Aida Rodriguez, who retired this past summer, has been awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.  During her time here, Aida has been an integral part of the Milano School and the community ...
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Milano Professor Sujatha Jesudason and Alumni Rachelle Suissa Featured in NACC Newsletter

Sujatha Jesudason, Ph.D. Joins the faculty at the Milano School  of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy atThe New School. She has worked as an activist, organizer and scholar for over 25 years in a range of social justice movements. Dr. Jesudason is a leading voice on new practices in movement building, the ethics of reproductive genetics, gender ...
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Celebrating Eduardo Galeano with Amy Goodman

The Nation Books & The Studley Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School present “Celebrating Eduardo Galeano.” On the occasion of the publication of Eduardo Galeano’s last work, “HUNTER OF STORIES,” Amy Goodman will chair a celebration of the master’s life and work with a distinguished panel of journalists, artists and academics who ...
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MILANO ALUMNI AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: MONIQUE JEFFERSON (‘02)

Milano alumna Monique Jefferson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP received The Network Journal’s 2012 “40 under 40” achievement award for her 20+ years as a human resources leader in the areas of financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance, and professional services. A graduate of Milano’s M.S. in Human Resources Management in 2002, Monique currently works for Hogan Lovells international law firm, ...
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Urban Matters | If At First You Don’t Rezone…

  By Flávia Leite The New York City Council recently approved by a vote of 43-0 the de Blasio Administration’s East Midtown rezoning plan. It marked the final step in a torturous journey begun when, in the waning days of his mayoralty four years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg put forward, then withdrew for lack of political ...
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Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico Illuminates Long-standing Inequity for American Citizens, And How You Can Help

The original article was published by the Tishman Environment and Design Center and is linked here. By Aida Rodriguez “Que dios te bendiga hija.” (“God bless you daughter.”) Those were the last words I heard from my 83-year-old mother at 1:30 am on September 20, 2017. It was very late but we decided to stay on the ...
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Milano School Partners with Roosevelt Institute to Examine Digital Inequity in New Case Study

The original article was featured on the New School blog and is linked here. Each day, millions of Americans use the Internet to apply for jobs, sign up for health care, and register to vote. But many people — a whopping 55 million of them — lack this basic, but essential, convenience. That’s because they don’t have ...
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Milano Students in Conversation on Race in the U.S. with Maya Wiley

Be part of an intimate half-hour conversation in which a small group of students discuss race — and why it matters today — with Professor Maya Wiley, The New School’s senior vice president for social justice.  Share your thoughts using #raceintheus This timely subject is also the focus of a semester-long class, “Race in the ...
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Curriculum Disruption: 400 Years of Inequality

The original article was featured in the New School News and is linked here. In 1619, the first Africans arrived in the United States, in Jamestown, where they were sold into bondage. The tragedy marked the beginning of centuries of persistent inequality in the United States. Starting now, The New School is preparing for this ...
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Tale of Two Cities: Public housing and family poverty in New York and Chicago

Chicago tore down its high-rises, but what did the city do to build up the people who lived there?  The New York City Housing Authority has done better than most in providing decent, affordable homes, yet many residents live in deep poverty. Join us for a discussion about public housing and the needs of resident ...
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SGPIA Student Selected to Present at Clinton Global Initiative University

Oscar Romero is a graduate student in the MA International Affairs at The New School. He is currently in his final semester, writing his thesis on Internet access in Cuba. In 2016, Romero and Magdiela Rivas (MA Non Profit Management candidate at The New School) began exploring international exchange programs in higher education, particularly in ...
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SGPIA Alum Launches App to Help Brooklyn Small Business Owners

Stuypend is an alternative payment processing system designed to help small independent businesses avoid the high fees of processing credit cards. Think of it like Venmo, but for buying stuff in stores. It’s a mobile app that interacts with a device given to merchants. Customers tap their phone to the merchant device at checkout, or ...
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SGPIA Faculty Start New Alum Working Group, “UNAnalyzed”

Faculty Professor Michael Cohen and Assistant Professor Peter J. Hoffman are founding a new SGPIA initiative that brings together alumni who currently work at the United Nations (UN). Called “UNAnalyzed,” the title connotates both the intent to analyze the UN, and how, too often, the Organization is taken as a given without careful systematic research ...
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Rachel Meltzer is Appointed Chair

Dr. Rachel Meltzer succeeds Alec Gershberg as the Chair of Milano’s newly named Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy program.  Rachel commented on her appointment, “Thank you, Alec, for leading the program for the past five years and for supporting the students and the faculty in the important work we do.  I’m excited ...
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Master’s Program Announces New Name: Public and Urban Policy

MASTER'S PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW NAME:  PUBLIC AND URBAN POLICY Milano School’s Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management is changing its name to the Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy.  This change is effective August 2017.  Now more than ever, there is a need for sound, data-driven public policy that upholds ...
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