By Matthew Lardner, MPP Candidate 2018 Historically, the federal government has never included questions about sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) in vital surveys like the US Census or the American Community Survey (ACS). Government officials depend on the information gathered from these types of surveys to deliver services to underserved and unserved communities. … Continue reading Stand Up and Be Counted: Why We Need the LGBT Data Inclusion Act
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
By Rick Rivera, MBA/MPP candidate 2018 Welcome to a new year with the Policy Forum. We are so glad to be back, reorganized and energized after a long summer hiatus. While, as a student-led publication, we’re closely tied to the academic year, a large part of why we’ve been gone so long is the transition … Continue reading The Dog Days Are Over: a Letter From the Editor
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
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?