Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

By David DeWeaver In the summer of 1990, before “self-care” became a catchphrase, 22-year-old Alex Counts saw first-hand what burnout looked like. He was in Washington, D.C. working as the legislative director for an anti-hunger advocacy nonprofit called RESULTS. It was, in his words, “a preposterously senior role” for someone who’d just graduated from college the year prior. So it made sense that on a … Continue reading Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

Panelists confront issues of trafficking and forced labor

By Ambriah Underwood Trafficking is an issue that can affect anyone, anywhere, said a panelist on May 3 at the University of Maryland during a discussion about how forced labor and trafficking currently take shape. The Saul I. Stern Professorship of Civic Engagement hosted its annual symposium, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Emerging Labor Policy Issues,” where guest speakers talked about trafficking on a local and … Continue reading Panelists confront issues of trafficking and forced labor

UMD releases its first ever journal of public policy

Jess Feldman The School of Public Policy released its first and only public policy journal, titled the University of Maryland Public Policy Review, on March 29. The founders and co-editors of the journal, Dan Meier and Connor McHale, hosted a release celebration with graduate students and faculty at the School of Public Policy to celebrate their accomplishment. About 30 people came out to support Meier and McHale … Continue reading UMD releases its first ever journal of public policy

Renowned scientist John Holdren visits School of Public Policy

by Cody Branchaw John Holdren, the former assistant to President Barack Obama for science and technology, visited the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy Monday. He spoke to students about the history of science and technology within the government and what the future holds for researchers and scientists over the next few years. Holdren is renowned as one of the most respected scientists in the … Continue reading Renowned scientist John Holdren visits School of Public Policy