SPAA Student, Once Imprisoned, Urges Community Involvement

Terrell Blount, student in Rutgers University-Newark's School of Public Affairs and Administration, forged his goal of higher education during five years in prison.

See below for his perspectives.

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Former U.S. Surgeon General to Address the Rutgers Council on Public and International Affairs

Rear Admiral Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH, former Surgeon General of the United States, will address the Rutgers Council on Public and International Affairs, a student-run nonpartisan organization sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

SPAA Dean and Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Marc... read more

Norma Riccucci is Named Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Public Administration

Norma Riccucci, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N), has been named to the highest academic rank at Rutgers: Board of Governors Professor. The announcement was made April 2 by the Board of Governors.

Riccucci’s distinguished career spans more than three decades. She is... read more

Polish Statesman Antoni Macierewicz Inaugurates the Rutgers Council on Public and International Affairs' World Leaders Forum

(NEWARK, NJ) — Russian military intervention in Ukraine could have been avoided had the international community heeded late Polish President Lech Kaczynski’s warnings, Polish parliamentary leader and former Minister of Internal Affairs Antoni Macierewicz told an audience at the Rutgers Council on Public and International Affairs (CPIA... read more

Rutgers SPAA Ranked 5th Most Innovative Public Service School in the Nation

(NEWARK, NJ) — The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark has been ranked 5th nationally in the 2015 Best Value Schools ranking of the 50 most innovative public service schools in the U.S.

According to the Best Value Schools website, Innovative Public Service Schools were evaluated... read more

Rutgers SPAA Launches New Exhibit at Virtual Museum: Straus Family Legacy of Public Service and Philanthropy

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark, in partnership with the Straus Historical Society, is pleased to announce the addition of a new exhibit room to the Virtual Museum of Public Service (VMPS). Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University-Newark Department of History, the exhibit, entitled:... read more

Rutgers University-Newark Publishes Municipal E-Governance International Survey Ranking 100 Cities

(NEWARK, NJ) — For the sixth consecutive time since 2003, a global survey of city websites has identified Seoul, South Korea as the top-ranked city in the performance of municipal e-governance. This research study was conducted by the E-Governance Institute in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-... read more

Rutgers SPAA Faculty Heavily Represented in Public Administration Review’s 75 Most Influential Articles from its 75-Year History

(NEWARK, NJ) — Four out of the 75 most influential articles appearing in Public Administration Review (PAR) over its 75-year history have been authored or co-authored by Rutgers SPAA faculty and alumni.

SPAA doctoral alum Patria de Lancer Julnes and Dean Marc Holzer authored “Promoting the Utilization of Performance Measures... read more

Rutgers-Newark Debate Team takes top honors at University of Kentucky Debate Tournament and the Shirley Classic (Wake Forest University)

Rutgers-Newark has taken top honors at the Henry Clay Debates at the University of Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments of the season.

The Rutgers teams, including champion debaters Elijah Smith and Christopher Randall, and novices Kevon Haughton and Hannah Stafford, competed against over a hundred... read more

Rutgers-Newark Report: Superstorm Sandy Recovery Short $28.3 Billion; Pain Spread Across NJ

(NEWARK, NJ) — On the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey towns and residents across the state still face $28.3 billion in unmet recovery needs, according to a new report from Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration.

The report finds that the storm cost New Jersey more than $37.1 billion... read more


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