Following a trip to Washington DC, Upasna Saha of Roosevelt @ Columbia reflects on the challenges of policy making: Ultimately, the future of policy depends on what it has always needed: passionate people with a variety of political allegiances, with knowledge of specific issues and the inner workings of the process. Passion may have become

In the wake of President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, Emerging Fellow for Energy and Environment issued the following statement:                         Full text of statement below: President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline is a win for climate, agriculture,

Connecticut College features Margaret Sturtevant’s policy of the year on their website: “It’s one thing to sit at a computer and construct this ideal world where everything will fall into place like it should, but that is never going to actually happen. For a policy to serve the community, you’ve got to work with the

Roosevelt @ Denver University chapter head Morgan Smith responded to the second GOP debate in the Denver Post: The only question that had real direct impact to young people was about the student debt burden. Both Gov. Kasich and Gov. Bush, who answered it, focused on mitigating the costs of universities and alternative ways to

Joelle Gamble on the importance of addressing policy proposals in the second GOP debate: From our survey, we know that young people have a set of policy priorities they want candidates to cover in an economic debate. Young people are concerned about economic inequality and the ever-increasing role of the financial sector in our economy.

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Roosevelt @ Amherst joined the Bill Newman show on WHMP to talk about their Rethinking Communities project. Listen to the show here:

Emerging Fellow for Healthcare Shauna Rust writes a Letter to the editor in response to Joe Nocera’s Op-ed on E-Cigarettes: While e-cigarettes may present fewer health risks than traditional cigarettes, there is little evidence that e-cigarettes are effective in helping smokers quit. In fact, several studies have shown that even after a year of e-cigarette

Trevor Dolan on the importance of voting for University of Michigan students. People aged 18 to 29 composed 19 percent of the electorate in the 2012 election. This 19 percent had enormous sway, and 60 percent of them voted for President Barack Obama. Our capacity to affect our country’s political future is significant, and we

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THE PROBLEM Historically, colleges and universities have played a passive role in the prevention and education directly relating to sexual assault and rape on their campuses. Common statistics are all too real for far too many students embarking on a path towards higher education. One in five women in college will be sexually assaulted at

Emerging Fellow for Healthcare Shauna Rust was featured in News & Observer: North Carolina should be doing more, not less, to promote adolescent health and reduce teen pregnancies. While teen pregnancy rates have declined over the past decade, tens of thousands of teens still become pregnant in North Carolina each year. The U.S. has one