Students Take on Local Challenges in Economic Development, Education, Health Care, and More in Roosevelt’s 2015 10 Ideas Journals

By Roosevelt Institute |

New York, NY: Today the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network announced the release ofthe 2015 edition of 10 Ideas, its annual undergraduate policy journal series. Drawn from hundreds of submissions from college campuses across the country, 10 Ideas showcases the top student-generated policy solutions to a wide range of issues in the fields of economic development, education, health care, defense and diplomacy, energy and the environment, and equal justice.
The Campus Network, which recently received the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, seeks to elevate innovative student ideas that have the potential for real impact on their campuses and in their local communities.
10 Ideas is the Campus Network’s premier publication, but we believe that policy matters most when we take it beyond the page,” said Joelle Gamble, National Director of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network. “While the federal government remains gridlocked, our students are connecting with decision-makers in city halls and state capitols to improve their communities and inject fresh solutions into the public debate.”
Contributors are required to submit plans for turning their ideas into actionable policy, and this year’s authors have already committed to tackling projects on issues including preventing campus sexual assault, rethinking the drug war, regulating fracking, improving health care access, and closing the educational achievement gap.
For media inquiries, please contact Marcus Mrowka or Tim Price. A full list of schools whose students have submissions published in this year’s 10 Ideas follows.
City College of New York
Connecticut College
Cornell University
CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Hunter
Emory University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Goucher College
Hendrix College
Michigan State University
New York University
Northwestern University
The University of Louisville
University of Georgia
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
Wake Forest University
Wheaton College (MA)
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