Rutgers University-Newark Debate Team Reaches New Midseason High

After a fall semester of heated debates centered on the theme of climate change, the Rutgers University-Newark Debate Team, housed at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), has outdone its stellar performance last season with a record peak in the midseason rankings.

Currently, the Cross Examination Debate... read more

SPAA's Oldest Undergraduate Student Advocates and Practices Continuing Education

At age 66, Joyce Tucker is the oldest undergraduate student at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA). She enrolled at SPAA in the summer of 2015 after almost five decades of focusing on her family as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Tucker attempted to earn her bachelor’s degree in the fall of... read more

Newark Residents, Rutgers Students Illustrate the Meaning of Public Service

Being a public servant is a privilege and a responsibility, and public servants work hard to make life better for us all. Unfortunately, public service does not always receive the recognition that it deserves.

In celebration of the Newark 350th and Rutgers 250th anniversaries, the School of Public Affairs and Administration at... read more

Jane Sharp Discusses Mount Olive as New CPM Host Site on WRNJ

Jane Sharp, Director of SPAA’s New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program (CPM), was on the WRNJ radio airwaves on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 9:10 a.m. with Morning Mike to discuss Mount Olive... read more

SPAA raises almost $7,000 for Giving Day!

On Rutgers Giving Day, SPAA alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends made gifts, posted social media updates, shared gift boxes, and spread positivity and kindness in a frenetic 24 hours on November 29.... read more

Scholarship Fosters Student's Desire to Give Back

“Giving back and helping people is something that I’ve always wanted to do, from a very early age,” said Rehtul "D.J." Jordan, an undergraduate student at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA... read more

Professor Rachel Emas Wins $1000 for SPAA on Giving Day!

Dr. Rachel Emas was up at midnight ready for Giving Day to begin! At approximately 12:30 a.m. (EST) Emas participated in the Giving Day Kickoff Selfie social media challenge asking participants to show their excitment for the event! One winner would be randomly selected to receive $1000 toward his or her favorite cause. 

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Three SPAA Doctoral Students Honored at ARNOVA Conference

Three Ph.D. students at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) have been recognized as distinguished doctoral candidates by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). They will be honored at the 45th Annual ARNOVA Conference in Washington, D.C., November 17-19, 2016.... read more

SPAA Distinguished Practitioner in Residence James M. Davy Wins Public Administration Award in Father’s Namesake

by Jade McClain

The New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA) has awarded its annual Dr. Thomas J. Davy Academic Achievement Award to James M. Davy, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA). The award, given to outstanding educators in public administration... read more

‘Experiential Philanthropy’ Program Empowers Students to Help Nonprofits

When Christopher Hercules’s class was given the opportunity to award $2,000 to a deserving nonprofit, he advocated that Covenant House receive the donation.

Hercules invited his cousin, Jermaine Reid, to... read more


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