The Long Haul: How the Jones Act Impedes Puerto Rican Recovery Efforts (and What You Can Do About It)

By Rick Rivera, MBA/MPP Candidate 2018 The Long Haul: How the Jones Act Impedes Puerto Rican Recovery Efforts (and What You Can Do About It) I’ve turned a corner. In the days leading up to and shortly after Hurricane Maria, I had faith that loss of life would be minimal, given that Puerto Ricans have … Continue reading The Long Haul: How the Jones Act Impedes Puerto Rican Recovery Efforts (and What You Can Do About It)

iRAD: A Life-Saving Innovation in the Fight Against Kidney Disease

By Professor Robert Girling, Adjunct Professor of Socially Responsible Business at Mills College   Over half a million Americans are currently being kept alive by dialysis machines that make them virtual captives for hours at a time each day. Meanwhile over 120,000 patients are waiting for a transplant but only about 17,000 kidneys are available … Continue reading iRAD: A Life-Saving Innovation in the Fight Against Kidney Disease

AB 109 – Are State Inmates Really Better Off in County Jails?

By Miguel Dwin, MPP Candidate 2018 Prior to 2011, individuals convicted of a felony offense resulting in a sentence of more than one year would serve time in state prison. The state prison term was followed by an additional period on state parole supervision under the state Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO). However, under … Continue reading AB 109 – Are State Inmates Really Better Off in County Jails?

A Matter of Trust: Community Policing in the Era of Trump

By Molly Curley O’Brien , MBA/MPP candidate 2019 At the Republican Convention in July, President Donald Trump declared that “on January 20th, 2017, safety will be restored.” On President Trump’s 100th day in office, his safety restoration project has a long way to go.  Flanked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump is pushing a new … Continue reading A Matter of Trust: Community Policing in the Era of Trump

Public Policy Still Matters – Where Can We Go From Here?

By Rick Riviera, MBA/MPP Candidate 2018 The closest I’ve come to crying since November 8th was watching Last Week Tonight’s five-minute montage of people describing all the ways 2016 has been horrible (besides the election), followed by John Oliver dynamiting a giant 2016 sign in an empty stadium . It was a catharsis that I … Continue reading Public Policy Still Matters – Where Can We Go From Here?