Milano in the Media

June 30, 2020 • The Hill
Injustice by design: Confronting the embedded racism of America’s cities 
Public and Urban Policy PhD students Bart Orr and Veronica Olivotto co-wrote this op-ed with Associate Professor of Urban Ecology and Director of the Urban Systems Lab Timon McPhearson on how urban planning and policy decisions created the current racial segregation and injustice in America’s cities.

May 15, 2020 • The Appeal
The Case for Universal Rental Assistance
Even before the pandemic, millions of households spent far more on housing than they could afford. Now the crisis has reached millions more. As it turns out, the US already has a tool that can help remedy the problem write Professor Alex Schwartz and Kirk McClure.

April 30, 2020 • Gotham Gazette
Max & Murphy Podcast: Job Loss and New York City’s Coronavirus Recession
The Max & Murphy Podcast interviewed James Parrot, Director of Economic and Fiscal Policies at The Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA), on job loss and COVID-19 in New York.

April 29, 2020 • The New Yorker
The Uncertain Life of New York’s Immigrant Uber Drivers During the Pandemic
The research of James A. Parrott, director of economic and fiscal policies at Milano’s Center for New York City Affairs, and Michael Reich of the University of California, Berkeley, is featured in this story about New York City’s immigrant Uber drivers.

April 29, 2020 • Caribbean American Weekly
Tough Test Ahead: Bringing Racial Diversity to New York’s Specialized High Schools
Editorial advisor at The Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA) Bruce Cory and PhD candidate and data analyst at the Center Nicole Mader discuss new research by the CNYCA on racial diversity in specialized high schools in New York.

April 23, 2020 • The Conversation
Renters still left out in the cold despite temporary coronavirus protection
Professor Alex Schwartz discusses the effects of COVID-19 on the affordable housing crisis and calls for a more viable solution.

April 21, 2020 • Newsday
State, local governments can slide into fiscal black hole
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (MS ’88) writes in this op-ed that there is a pressing need for the federal government to do more to help state and local governments hit hard by the coronavirus.

April 2, 2020 • Los Angeles Times
The coronavirus is straining government services. So these neighbors are stepping up to help
Read how Milano Alum Annie Bickerton (MS ’14) is rallying her Los Angeles neighbors.

March 31, 2020 • New York Daily News
Major shortcomings in the feds’ coronavirus aid package
Will the unprecedented $2.2T federal aid package supply the needed economic safety net? Yes and no, writes James Parrot, director of economic and fiscal policy at the Center for New York City Affairs.

March 26, 2020 • The New York Times
Outbreak Ravages N.Y. Budget; Governor Calls Aid Deal ‘Terrible’ for State
The city could bleed 750,000 jobs in the cultural, restaurant, retail, airline and other sectors, according to James Parrott, director of economic and fiscal policies at the Center for New York City Affairs

March 17, 2020 • The Rye Record
Blanca Lopez, Westchester’s Champion of Fair and Affordable Housing
The Rye Record says of alumna Blanca Lopez (MS ’02), “Her wide range of work, from affordable housing issues to the 2020 Census and criminal justice reform, is conducted with the compassion, drive, and expertise to improve lives.”

March 17, 2020 • New York Daily News
How to slow the bleeding: The action the coronavirus-infected economy needs
“Our safety net has been getting more frayed all the time — but it was never designed for a time when face-to-face services can’t be provided,” writes James Parrott, director of economic and fiscal policy at the Center for New York City Affairs.

February 26, 2020 • SHRM
City of New York Takes Innovative Approach to HR and EEO Practices
Part-time Assistant Professor Raj Persaud co-authored this article on how the work of New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) can serve as a model for other governments.

February 24, 2020 • WalletHub
2020’s Hardest-Working Cities in America
Professor David Howell was one of the experts consulted for the new WalletHub study on the hardest-working cities.

January 30, 2020 • The New York Times
Tax System Favoring Central Park Co-ops and Brooklyn Brownstones Could End
The New York Times interviewed James Parrott, Senior Director For Fiscal And Economic Policy at the Center for New York City Affairs, regarding a new tax plan proposing a major overhaul that would end the practice of lower taxes for multi-million dollar residences in places like Park Slope, Brooklyn compared to lower-valued homes in other parts of the city.

January 22, 2020 • Vox
Chris Hughes wants another chance
Vox reporter Dylan Matthews paid a visit to David Howell‘s Political Economy and Public Policy Analysis I class, where Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and one of the founders of the Economic Security Project, was a student this fall.

January 21, 2020 • PolitiFact California
Fact or Fiction? A Look At Claims About SB 50, One Of California’s Most Controversial Housing Bills
Professor Alex Schwartz, one of the housing experts interviewed, told PolitiFact California under SB 50 “increasing the supply could under some circumstances moderate some of the price pressures in some markets, but it’s by no means guaranteed.”

January 21, 2020 • Benzinga
Born Free USA Launches Expert Honorary Council to Lead Global Change for Animals
The internationally recognized leader in animal welfare and compassionate conservation, Born Free USA, named Ginny Tranchik (MS ’04) as a member of its newly-formed Honorary Council.

January 5, 2020 • Politico
Wasted Potential: The consequences of New York City’s recycling failure
A report by Chair Ana Baptista last May concluded that Newark’s incinerator emits “the largest total amount of lead of any MSW [municipal solid waste] incinerator in the country.”

December 30, 2019 • PolitiFact
The facts on housing affordability in the United States
“After inflation, incomes have barely budged, and real rents have been increasing over time,” Professor Alex Schwartz told Politifact. “At the same time, you’ve had very little increase in rental subsidies.”

December 19, 2019 • Gothamist
Excelsior! New York Will Start 2020 $6 Billion In The Hole
“This is a crisis that came up really quickly because the budget office wasn’t being very forthcoming about what was percolating under the surface,” said James Parrott, the senior director for economic and fiscal policies at the Center for New York City Affairs.

December 10, 2019 • Return on Information
Leading the way: Jersey City’s executive branch achieves uncommon distinction — gender parity
Stacey Flanagan (MS ’01), director of health and human services for Jersey City since 2013, is featured in this article about gender parity in the executive branch of the government of Jersey City, New Jersey.

December 6, 2019 • Wall Street Journal
Amazon Leases New Manhattan Office Space, Less That a Year After HQ2 Pullout
The article cites the analysis of James Parrott, Senior Director For Fiscal And Economic Policy at the Center for New York City Affairs.

December 5, 2019 • The American Prospect
Toxic Injustices
“Everyone wants to get to zero carbon emissions, but can we agree on how to do this while addressing inequality?” asks Chair Ana Baptista.

November 29, 2019 • Next Economy Now
Dennis Derryck: Building Wealth and Ownership for NY’s Marginalized Communities [Ep. 180]
Professor Emeritus Dennis Derryck talked with Andrew Baskin of LIFT Economy.

November 22, 2019 • Coop News
‘Fire the bosses’: Platform co-ops set out their radical stall
The article features Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture and Media and founding director of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy.

November 19, 2019 • Vice
Worker-Owned Apps Are Trying to Fix the Gig Economy’s Exploitation
In an interview, Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture and Media and founding director of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy, noted that the “goal is to create ‘concrete alternatives’ for workers ‘who are not protected, and actually assaulted by deteriorating labor rights that were hardly there in the first place.’”

November 16, 2019 • Dallas Voice
Equality Texas taps Ricardo Martinez as new CEO
Equality Texas announced that Ricardo Martinez (MS ’09) has been chosen as the statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization’s new chief executive officer.

November 3, 2019 • Business Insider
There’s an under-the-radar job crisis hurting millions of Americans
In this opinion piece, David Howell, Professor of Urban Policy, and co-author Arne Kalleberg say that while the US is creating jobs, the quality of these jobs is worsening and the crisis is hitting young, less educated workers. They document the job-quality crisis in “Declining Job Quality in the United States,” published in The Russell-Sage Journal of Social Sciences.

October 28, 2019 • The Center for Public Integrity
How our data can help you dig into disasters
Chair Ana Baptista told The Center for Public Integrity adding a disaster to  “communities that are already suffering and already vulnerable and… it just puts people in a much more dire situation.”

October 25, 2019 • The Bond Buyer
Ritta McLaughlin named 2019 Freda Johnson Award winners
Alumna Ritta McLaughlin ’95 is this year’s public sector winner of the Freda Johnson Award for Trailblazing Women in Public Finance.

October 24, 2019 • The Pilot
A Road Map for Revitalization
Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Heath, led a participatory planning session

October 18, 2019 • The Daily Targum
Rutgers School of Public Health hosts event on reducing youth involvement in criminal justice system
The conference was developed in partnership with the 400 Years of Inequality initiative organized by Mindy Fullilove and her team at The New School.

October 16, 2019 • ProMarket Blog
The Lousy Job Economy: Young People Bear the Brunt of a Long-Term Decline in American Job Quality
David Howell finds a steady decline in the quality of American jobs between 1979 to 2017, even as GDP has grown. This decline has been particularly severe for young workers and catastrophic for young workers without a college degree.

October 16, 2019 • Quartz
The impact of workspaces for people of color go beyond feeling welcome
“I realized there weren’t enough spaces that spoke to the unique experiences of black men in this country and even in the world,” Jeff Lindor ’15 says. “There aren’t really spaces designed with us in mind and I want to help solve the isolation problem.”

October 9, 2019 • City & State New York
Are business improvement districts the future of NYC?
Chair Rachel Meltzer talked with City and State New York about the role business improvement districts have played since the 1980s in neighborhood development.

October 2019 • Planning
Justice for All?
“There’s a lot of racism that was embedded in our land-use decisions,” says Ana Baptista, chair of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program. “None of it is a happenstance coincidence. It really is a byproduct of housing segregation, redlining, racialized zoning, exploitation in the banking and real estate systems.”

October 3, 2019 • Politico
Cause of poverty decline in NYC fuzzier than de Blasio claims
James Parrott, Senior Director For Fiscal And Economic Policy at the Center for New York City Affairs, discussed with Politico the varied causes of poverty decline in New York, including the minimum wage increase.

September 27, 2019 • BuzzFeed News
Opinion: Impeach William Barr
“As a former assistant US attorney, I thought Barr’s past service as attorney general meant he would respect the rule of law. I was wrong,” says University Professor Maya Wiley.

September 23, 2019 • New York Daily News
Changing admission policy at specialized NYC high schools will dramatically change ethnic and racial makeups: study
The new plan isn’t “a simple matter of winners and losers, like a lot of people assume,” says Nicole Mader, Milano PhD candidate and senior research fellow at the Center for New York City Affairs. “It’s not a zero-sum game.”

September 19, 2019 • Corporate Secretary
How CEOs are challenging boards on risk
Professor of Management Mark Lipton co-authored this article on how boards can adapt to the new behavior and ways of thinking now believed to be required of CEOs

September 17, 2019 • New York Daily News
What NYC’s preschool teachers deserve: Unionization would cement their salary parity gains
James Parrott, Senior Director For Fiscal And Economic Policy at the CNYCA, welcomed Mayor de Blasio’s salary parity agreement with Local 205 AFSCME, which marks a public commitment to greater investment in quality early childhood education.

September 16, 2019 • Sunday Standard
US Embassy Leads Efforts to Shift Botswana NGOs Towards Social Entrepreneurship 
Associate Professor and Chair of Management Programs Latha Poonamallee examines the concept of “social entrepreneurship,” which is replacing traditional non-profit funding models.

September 12, 2019 • New York Amsterdam News
Candis Tolliver named 32BJ’s new political director
Candis Tolliver ’09 has been named political director of 32BJ SEIU, the largest property services workers’ union in the country.

September 10, 2019 • The New York Times
Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018
Professor of Urban Policy David Howell says Democrats and Republicans alike have tapped into the sense among many voters that the economy is not working for them.

September 10, 2019 • Fast Company
What people get wrong about our recommendation to eliminate Gifted & Talented programs
Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy Maya Wiley on the recommendation by the NYC School Diversity Advisory Group regarding G&T programs.

August 20, 2019 • City Limits
Many Reasons Drive City’s Storefront Vacancies, Report Says
Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Chair of the MS Public and Urban Policy Program Rachel Meltzer says the new Department of City Planning report helped identify the myriad forces at play when it comes to store vacancies.

August 15, 2019 • MR Online
The Modern Money Movement with Andrés Bernal
Interview with PhD student Andrés Bernal about his history with political organizing and the critical role he has come to play in the Modern Money movement, including the struggle for a Green New Deal.

August 14, 2019 • Crain’s New York Business
Bogus claims about minimum wage and restaurants
The article mentions the Center for New York City Affairs  report New York City’s $15 Minimum Wage and Restaurant Employment and Earnings.

August 12, 2019 • Vanity Fair
“Why the Hell Is He Doing This?”: The Real Reason Stephen Ross Can’t Quit Donald Trump
Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy Maya Wiley is quoted.

August 12, 2019 • Sound Cloud
Minimum wage increase effects
James Parrott, Senior Director of Economic and Fiscal Policies at the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, and Michael Kink, Executive Director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition, weigh in on the findings of the Center’s new study New York City’s $15 Minimum Wage and Restaurant Employment and Earnings.

August 8, 2019 • am New York
NYC restaurants are ‘flourishing’ despite minimum wage hikes, study says
“I think the data we compiled is proof that businesses can adapt to a minimum wage and succeed and prosper,” says James Parrot, Senior Director For Fiscal And Economic Policy at the Center for New York City Affairs and one of the report’s co-authors.

August 7, 2019 • Gothamist
NYC Restaurants ‘Thriving’ While Paying $15 Minimum Wage, Study Finds
Despite warnings from restaurateurs that a $15 minimum wage would ruin business, a new study from the Center for New York City Affairs found that higher earnings for employees at the city’s eateries haven’t actually hurt the hospitality industry—in fact, restaurants are “thriving,” according to Gothamist.

August 6, 2019 • Shareable
How the ICDE is working to advance platform cooperativism: Q&A with Trebor Scholz
Interview with scholar-activist Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture and Media.

August 2, 2019 • KyForward
United Way of the Bluegrass selects Timothy Johnson as newest president and CEO
Alum Timothy Johnson (MS ’09) is the new President and CEO of The United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG).

August 2, 2019 • Grist
A scrappy solution to the fashion industry’s giant waste problem
Alum Donna Maione ’15 gives her Parsons fashion students a lesson on sustainability.

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 26, 2019 • The New Yorker

The Latest Dreams of Barbara Hillary, the First African-American Woman to Travel to the North Pole
Barbara Hillary, who graduate from Milano in 1981 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The New School in 2017, is profiled.

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

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 •

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.

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.

Hetrick-Martin Institute Welcomes Milano Alumn Joe Pressley as CEO at their LGBTQ+ youth organization

Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the country’s oldest and largest organization serving LGBTQ+ youth of color has named Joe Pressley as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 3, 2020. Joe’s leadership record across nonprofits ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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