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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Humphrey Alumna Joins Center for a New American Security

The Center for New American Security (CNAS) announced that Humphrey School Alumna Loren DeJonge Schulman (MPP '05) has joined the Center as the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Studies. Loren was former Senior Advisor to National Security Advisor Susan Rice. In this new role she will be responsible for ensuring CNAS continues to produce rigorous and innovative policy research, and as the Panetta Senior Fellow, she will produce her own work on national defense strategy and reform. Read more.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Young African Leadership Initiative Fellows Are Inspired by Mayo Clinic Visit

Last week the Humphrey School's 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows enjoyed an inspirational visit to Mayo Clinic. Learning about Mayo's current integrated medicine practice and the faith traditions among patients and visitor, the Fellows now have another Minnesota-special experience to take back with them to Africa.

Read more about their experience in this Mayo Clinic excerpt.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

University Starts Online Election Program

Following a White House report urging universities to take on a role in training election officials, the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs is launching a new online program that provides a certificate in election administration. Read more in the MN Daily.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our MNsure reality check

Professor Larry Jacobs comments on what needs to be done next with MNSure. Read here.

University, millennials collaborate for talent research in Greater Minnesota counties

Minnesota Rising and the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships is supporting Humphrey School Student Brooke McManigal in researching how North Central and West Central Minnesota communities might better attract and retain young professionals. Read about it.

Minneapolis top officials up for big raises

Jay Kiedrowski weighs in on the increased wages of Gov. Dayton’s state commissioners and others in the Star Tribune. Read here.

How U.S. regulation may keep remittances from some Somali families

Ryan Allen remarks on his view of a solution to this problem in PBS News hour article. Read here.
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