Milano in the Media

August 1, 2019 • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Stepping Away from the Brink, Part II: Presidential Leadership
Alums Edward Summers, Ph.D. ’13 and Lessie Branch Ph.D. ’15, along with Adriel Hilton, on the leadership challenges within higher ed.


July 15, 2019 • CNN Business

A $15 minimum wage started as a slogan. This week, it’s set to pass the House
David Howell, professor of economics and public policy, told CNN Business: “The American problem isn’t quantity of jobs. It’s quality of jobs.”


July 10, 2019 • The Wall Street Journal

Who Needs Amazon HQ2? Not New York Real Estate’s Tech Boom
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, James Parrott, Senior Director For Fiscal And Economic Policy at the Center for New York City Affairs, noted that the top tech-job categories, which include software publishers, internet publishing and web search portals, averaged 9.6% growth annually between 2009 and 2018 in New York City.


June 27, 2019 • Essence

Fighting Gentrification And Ensuring We ‘Don’t Mute’ Black Communities
In this article, Mindy Fullilove, Milano Professor of Urban Policy and Health, discussed the impact of gentrification and displacement on black communities. Fullilove explained: “You’re losing the culture of the place, the political power you had, the neighborhood, the social connections. You cannot just put those things in a box and take them with you. The losses are extraordinarily high.”


June 18, 2019 • Roll Call

Is the census ready for its online debut?
New research by the university’s Digital Equity Laboratory was recently featured in a Roll Call story about the 2020 launch of the online Census Bureau. Greta Byrum, the Lab’s co-Director and a co-author of the report, noted that the Bureau’s outreach has not yet addressed digital illiteracy or security flaws on user devices that might capture census responses.


June 18, 2019 • International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

IRCT appoints new Secretary-General
The executive committee of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims has appointed Lisa Henry ’93 as its new Secretary-General. 


June 10, 2019 • Politifact

De Blasio claims city helped people out of poverty
Kristin Morse, Executive Director of the Center for New York City Affairs, was quoted by Politifact about the continued decline in New York City’s poverty rates. Morse, who worked who worked on the poverty measure under former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, explains that “the standards and methods set during the Bloomberg administration have continued under de Blasio.”


Special Issue 2019 • Pathways Magazine

Housing 
Darrick Hamilton and Public and Urban Policy PhD student  Christopher Famighetti find that the racial gap in young-adult homeownership is larger for millennials than for any generation in the past century. 


June 3, 2019 • New York Daily News

Insult to injury: Workers’ compensation isn’t working in New York
The New York Daily News editorial board published an Op-Ed about worker’s compensation in New York, citing a report by James Parrott and Nicholas B. Martin ’19 from the Center for New York City Affairs. According to the report, 115,000 people get hurt annually in New York State and are forced to take time off work as a result. Yet the minimum weekly payout here, a state with a high cost of living, is just $150, less than half its level in five neighboring states.


June 2, 2019 • Financial Times

Thomas DiNapoli, New York’s $200bn man
New York state comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli ’88, on climate, corruption and the shadow of Wall Street.


June 1, 2019 • Governing

As 2020 Census Looms, Citizenship Question Isn’t the Only Concern
Greta Byrum, co-director of the Digital Equity Laboratory is quoted.


May 30, 2019 • Newsday

Report: 2 LI trash-burning plants among highest mercury emitters
The article features research from a report  on U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators co-authored by Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Chair Ana Baptista and Adrienne Perovich and recently published by the Tishman Environment and Design Center.


May 29, 2019 • The Paramus Post

ACLU-NJ Welcomes New Policy Director Sarah Fajardo, Seasoned Advocate and Analyst
“When it comes to defending our fundamental rights, there is always work to be done, and I’m eager to make progress,” said Sarah Fajardo ’13. “It’s a privilege to join the ACLU-NJ team in fighting for a fairer, more just New Jersey – and I’ll carry out that responsibility with an unwavering commitment.”


May 20, 2019 • Essence

Community Leaders Gather In D.C. To Plot Way Forward For A Divided America
Maya Wiley was among the thought leaders at the Spirit of Change town hall event hosted by The Black Women’s Agenda (BWA), an organization dedicated to advancing the resources and rights of one of the country’s most marginalized groups. 


May 7, 2019 • CityLab

Which Cities Have Concrete Strategies For Environmental Justice?
The article cites the report, “Local Policies for Environmental Justice: A National Scan,” prepared by Ana Baptista, with assistance from Amanda Sachs and Claudia Rot, Research Assistants at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School.              


May 1, 2019 • nrdc.org

Industry Surrounds Newark’s Ironbound Neighborhood—But These Residents Won’t Let It Define Them
This article by Caroline Craig ’17 discusses the environmental concerns of Ironbound residents and the recently released report, “Local Policies for Environmental Justice: A National Scan”  by Chair Ana Baptista.


April 25, 2019 • MSNBC

What comes next as U.S. incarceration rates reach 20 year low
Ali Velshi talked with Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice and Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy.


April 24, 2019 • The Chronicle of Social Change

Hearings: Emergency Removals to Foster Care Have Surged in New York. Here’s One Case.
The article cites the Center for New York City Affairs report by Abigail Kramer with data analysis by Public and Urban Policy MS student Angela Butel.    


April 1, 2019 • SAFRICA24

Government has a plan to fight prejudice. But it’s full of holes
Milano PhD student Helidah ‘Didi’ Ogude contributed to this article.


March 27, 2019 • Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HR’s 2019 Women to Watch
The article spotlights Public and Urban Policy PhD student Ofronama Biu. She is Senior Research Associate at Building Movement Project and author of the recently published Race to Lead: Women Of Color In The Nonprofit Sector.


March 15, 2019 • SF Gate

New York City brokers say pied-a-terre tax is ‘class warfare’ on the rich
James Parrott,
Director of Economic and Fiscal Policies at the Center for New York City Affairs, is quoted: “Empty units mean less income tax coming in and fewer locals walking the streets and frequenting the stores that bring vitality to New York City. Pied-a-terre owners are not good for the city’s economy.”


March 14, 2019 • The New York Times
Hudson Yards Is Manhattan’s Biggest, Newest, Slickest
Gated Community. Is This the Neighborhood New York Deserves?

March 9, 2019 • The New York Times
Amazon’s Tax Breaks and Incentives Were Big. Hudson Yards’ Are Bigger.

Research by Flávia Leite ’17 and Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Associate Director Bridget Fisher on the cost of NYC’s Hudson Yards redevelopment project drew lots of press attention including these two articles in the Times.


March 9, 2019 • The New York Times
‘For Us, by Us’: Inside the New Social Spaces for People of Color

March 3, 2019 • New York Daily News
Brooklyn workspace, The Gentlemen’s Factory, provides nurturing entrepreneurial environment for men of color

Two articles featuring the Gentlemen’s Factory founded in 2014 by Milano alum Jeff Lindor ’15.


February 25, 2019 • Miami Herald

Haitian, Jamaican or American … If you’re black in Miami, odds are you’re struggling
“A new study sheds light on the yawning gap in wealth in the Miami area between white households and households of color,” writes Rob Wile in the Miami Herald. Alan A. Aja (PhD ’08) is lead author on the report, The Color of Wealth in Miami. His co-authors include Daniel Bustillo (MS ’12), Anne E. Price (MS, ’88), Gretchen Beesing, Danielle Clealand, Mark Paul, Khaing Zaw, William Darity, Jr, and Darrick Hamilton.  


February 19, 2019 • New York Daily News

The integration imperative: New York City’s public schools must mix student populations far more effectively
Op-ed by Henry Cohen Professor Maya Wiley, co-chair of the School Diversity Advisory Group, and Richard Kahlenberg, member of the executive committee of the Advisory Group. Read the Advisory Group’s recently released report, commissioned by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio  Making the Grade: The Path to Real Integration and Equity for NYC Public School Students.


February 12, 2019 • The New York Times 

New York City Public Schools Should Be Evaluated Based on Diversity, Not Just Tests, Panel Says 
A high-level panel commissioned by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and co-chaired by Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy Maya Wiley, called on the city to adopt a sweeping measure to address entrenched segregation in education.


January 30, 2019 • The Verge

Lyft will sue to block NYC’s driver pay equity law
A report by James Parrott, the director of economic and fiscal policies at the Center for New York City Affairs, is mentioned.


January 29, 2019 • Slate

Kamala Harris Is Going to Need a Better Answer for Questions About Her Prosecutorial Record
Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy, told Slate she was “excited” about Harris as a candidate, and described her as a “natural born leader.”


January 9, 2019 • Washington Post

Trump’s claim that black Americans are hurt most by illegal immigration gets pushback
Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy Maya Wiley is quoted in this analysis by Eugene Scott in The Fix, The Washington Post’s political analysis blog.


January 4, 2019 • Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR)

What does it mean to have an equitable classroom
In this post, Milano student Carrie E. Neal writes: “I believe that an equitable classroom is a place where each member remembers that each other member is a whole person.”


January 1, 2019 • Raw Story

‘We’re going to see more indictments in 2019’: Watch ex-prosecutor explain what’s next for Mueller investigation
Milano faculty member and former federal prosecutor Maya Wiley predicted more indictments by prosecutors in 2019 during a New Year’s Day appearance on MSNBC. 


January 2019  (Vol 109, No. 1) • American Journal of Public Health

400 Years of Inequality Since Jamestown of 1619
The editorial was written by Thomas A. LaVeist of Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA; Mindy Fullilove of the Milano School; and Robert Fullilove of Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY.


December 19, 2018 • Gotham Gazette

The High Stakes of Shopping Hyper Local
In this opinion piece, Chair Rachel Meltzer writes about her new research, with colleagues at the NYU Furman Center, measuring the importance of local business patronage.


December 6, 2018 • The New Yorker

How Cory Booker’s “Baby Bond” Proposal Could Transform the Reparations Debate
Senator Cory Booker’s proposal is modeled in part on Darrick Hamilton and William Darity’s work on “a ‘birthright endowment’ big enough to begin to reduce the wealth gap and its adverse effects on African-Americans.”


November 20, 2018 • HuffPost

We Can Pay for a Green New Deal
Stephanie Kelton, Milano PhD student Andres Bernal, and Greg Carlock write in this opinion piece: “We must give up our obsession with trying to ‘pay for’ everything with new revenue or spending cuts.”


November 14, 2018 • NY Daily News

NYC school desegregation plans hit snags
Discusses findings of the report, “Promising Outcomes, Limited Potential: Diversity in Admissions in New York City Public Schools,” issued by the Center for New York City Affairs (CNCYA) and co-authored by Milano PhD student Nicole Mader, CNCYA editor Abigail Kramer, and Public and Urban Policy MS student Angela Butel.


November 13, 2018 • The Wall Street Journal

Amazon Announces HQ2 Winners
James Parrott, Director of Economic and Fiscal Policies at the Center for New York City Affairs, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about Amazon’s new headquarters


November 6, 2018 • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Minorities, Younger Voters Influenced Seminal Mid-Term Elections
Maya Wiley, SVP for Social Justice and Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at Milano, recently shared her thoughts with editors at Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed about the influence and impact of young voters during the midterm elections.


November 5, 2018 • Gothamist

New School Study Uncovers Another $1 Billion In Hudson Yards Subsidies
The article prominently features research from a case study by Milano alumna Flávia Leite (Public and Urban Policy MS ’17) and SCEPA’s Bridget Fisher. 


October 29, 2018 • Pipe Dream

Thomas DiNapoli — Comptroller Race
Interview with New York State Comptroller and Milano Alum Tom DiNapoli about his latest run for state comptroller. 


October 31, 2018 • Crain’s New York Business

Budget watchdog taps health exec as new president
Crain’s New York Business announced the news that Milano alum Andrew Rein (Public and Urban Policy MS ’99) will succeed Carol Kellermann as Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) president.


October 2018 • City & State

The 2018 New York City 40 Under 40
City & State named Milano alumnus Ben Kleinbaum  (Public and Urban Policy MS ’12) to “The New York City 40 Under 40 list.”


October 22, 2018 • Bloomberg 

Lululemon Founder Considers Retaking Board Seat as Feud Simmers
Management Professor Mark Lipton told Bloomberg that founder Chip Wilson’s reluctance to step away entirely from Lululemon is characteristic of many entrepreneurs. “Here’s a guy who has got more money than he’ll ever be able to spend, but his real identity is still fused with this apparel company that he started.”


October 14, 2018 • The Hill

Female executives help firms navigate heavy regulations
California became the first state to require its publicly held corporations to include women on their boards.  Management Professor Mark Lipton discusses the implications in this opinion piece.


October 12, 2018 • Science Vs 

Gentrification: What’s Really Happening?
Chair Rachel Meltzer and senior research fellow at the Center for New York City Affairs and Milano PhD student Nicole Mader discuss gentrification with host Wendy Zukerman on this podcast.


October 3, 2018 • Business Insider

An economist has a wild proposal to give all kids in the US up to $60,000 at birth
Darrick Hamilton, a professor of economics and urban policy at The New School, believes that a good education won’t get you very far without some cold hard cash to go along with it.


September 25, 2018 • Retail Dive

Women in retail among Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful’
Retailers may need more women leaders, though, who bring their perspectives and, some say, different skills. And not just in the top ranks, but also on the board, according to Mark Lipton, graduate professor of management at The New School and author of Mean Men, The Perversion of America’s Self-Made Man.


September 21, 2018 • The Washington Post

The right to stay put
Dominic T. Moulden, Gregory D. Squires and Aristotle Theresa start their opinion piece on the right to remain in neighborhoods with these words: When anything goes wrong in a city, policymakers all too often just want to move black people around, asserted Mindy Fullilove to an audience at a 2015 conference on equitable development in the District.


September 18, 2018 • THINK, NBC News’ Opinion Section

The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are not simply a ‘he said, she said’ situation
Confirming Brett Kavanaugh under the current circumstances would undermine both his legitimacy and the integrity of the Supreme Court write Mimi Rocah, Barbara McQuade, Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce White Vance, and Maya Wiley in this opinion piece.


September 2, 2018 • New York Post

NYC schools to give priority to predominantly black and Hispanic kids
Nicole Mader, senior research fellow at the Center for New York City Affairs and Milano PhD student, spoke with the New York Post about the Centers forthcoming study of New York City’s school diversity plan. 


August 8, 2018 • The University Network

Women ‘Killin It’ In the Fight Against Climate Change
With the help of Milano Alum Molly Craft Johnson (’15), The New School has taken significant steps to advance environmental sustainability in NYC.


July 5, 2018 • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Experts: Affirmative Action May Feel Riskier Now for Colleges
The Trump administration is rescinding policy guidelines issued under the Obama administration that were intended to help schools understand how to promote diversity while complying with the most Supreme Court rulings regarding affirmative action. “The signal that it sends to colleges and universities is to be afraid to do what’s right in your admissions policies, or we may come for you or make it difficult by scrutinizing you,” said Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School. “It tells schools to be afraid of creating diverse and therefore high academically performing environments in college for students.”


July 2, 2018 • Wall Street Journal

Taxi Study Suggests Setting Minimum Wage for Drivers of Ride-Hailing Apps
A study co-authored by James Parrott, Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy at Center for New York City Affairs, on setting a minimum wage for drivers of ride-hailing apps was widely covered, including in The Wall Street Journal.


June 29, 2018 • The Washington Post 

Will Amazon pick underdog Newark for its HQ2? Experts worry the city cannot afford to win.
Newark native and Chair of Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program Ana Baptista spoke with the Post about the bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.  “People here are terrified of being gentrified,” she said. “We do not have a great track record as a city of making deals that generate wealth for the people who need it most. So I worry. And I do think we’re in a moment where we can ask for more.”


June 26,2018 • The Washington Post

Trump’s tax-cut scam will only deepen racism and inequality
In this article, Katrina vanden Heuvel references an important new report from Darrick Hamilton and Michael Linden of the Roosevelt Institute. “Far from addressing, fixing, or improving the hidden rules of the tax code that disadvantage people of color, the new law strengthened some of these rules and even added new ones,” they write. “The sum total effect of the Trump tax law is likely to further increase the economic disparities, particularly with regards to wealth, between white Americans and communities of color.”


June 20, 2018 • Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

The Impact of Refugee Presence on Host Communities in Tanzania
This desk review by Milano PhD student Helidah Ogude focuses on the impact of refugee presence on Tanzanian populations.


June 19, 2018 • The Wallace Center at Winrock International

Lifting Up Leadership: Corbin Hill Food Project
The Wallace Center at Winrock International interviewed Dennis Derryck and Erica Christensen as part of their Lifting Up Leadership series on how their personal commitment to food sovereignty and equity guides their work at Corbin Hill Food Project. 


June 17, 2018 • The New York Times

A Revival of Black Business, and Pride, in Brooklyn
Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at Milano and NSSR, discussed the revival of Black-owned businesses in Brooklyn in The New York Times


June 12, 2018 • Government Technology

Digital Equity Lab Launches in NYC
The effort, based out of The New School, is led by Maya Wiley and addresses equitable models of digital access, digital equity frameworks for online issues, and the ways that smart cities create both benefits and risks for vulnerable communities.


June 11, 2018 • Teen Vogue

Symone D. Sanders Thinks the End of Net Neutrality Is a Threat to Activists and Candidates
Following a panel discussion with the New School’s Maya Wiley and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at the Teen Vogue Summit, Sanders shared what net neutrality means to her and why everyone should care that it’s ending.


The School Diversity Advisory Group, co-chaired by Henry Cohen Professor Maya Wiley, Releases Its Report

The key recommendation of the newly released report, commissioned by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and titled Making the Grade: The Path to Real Integration and Equity for NYC Public ...

Study by Alum Flávia Leite ’17 and SCEPA’s Bridget Fisher Draws Press Attention

A case study of the Hudson Yards redevelopment project by Public and Urban Policy MS alumna Flávia Leite and Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Associate Director Bridget Fisher is in ...

Maya Wiley Discusses Broadband Access with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Milano Professor of Urban Policy and Management Maya Wiley joins FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to discuss the importance of broadband access in both rural and urban areas, digital equity and why ...

Faculty Member Maya Wiley Named MSNBC Legal Analyst

On Tuesday, Maya Wiley sat down across from Ari Melber in the studio of MSNBC’s The Beat to deliver her legal analysis of the legal drama surrounding President Trump’s former campaign ...

Alumna ‘Killin It’ In the Fight Against Climate Change

Molly Craft Johnson (’15) is Assistant Director for Sustainability Initiatives at The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center and responsible for engaging students and supporting initiatives that bolster a campus-wide culture of ...

A New Name for Milano, and an Administrative Transition

As of July 1, Milano's name is the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. The updated name reflects the programs that we teach, the research that we undertake, and the ...

Carol Lamberg Book Event

On Monday, May 7th, Milano welcomed long-time leader in the affordable housing movement, Carol Lamberg, as she celebrated the launch of her first book, Neighborhood Success Stories: Creating and Sustaining Affordable ...

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

In a new report led byProfessors Darrick Hamilton and William Darity, Jr. (Duke University) and, as explained by co-author Antonio Moore, researchers illustrate the scale of the racial wealth gap, debunk 10 commonly held myths, ...

Alex Schwartz featured in The Conversation

Professor of Public and Urban Policy, Alex Schwartz offers his take on Ben Carson's recent housing reform plans  "The Trump administration recently proposed fundamental changes to how the federal government helps low-income families ...

In the Media | Darrick Hamilton

Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at Milano and NSSR and Director of Milano's Doctoral Program, is back in the news—this time in Slate, where a report by him and ...

Sujatha Jesudason Featured as One of 10 Women over 50 Changing the World

Professor of Management at the New School and founder and Executive Director of CoreAlign, a reproductive justice organization, Sujatha Jesudason, is featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine as one of the most influential women ...

Professor Mark Lipton, Ph.D. featured in Women’s Wear Daily

Management Professor and author of Mean Men, Mark Lipton shares 5 approaches that business leaders can take as the sexual harassment charges continue. Read the full story HERE.  ...