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  • Teaching Tuesday with Nina Brooks
    Welcome to our first 2022 edition of #TeachingTuesday with Professor Nina Brooks! Question 1: Why did you decide to become a professor?  I don’t think I ever made a conscious decision and am often still surprised! I still text my best friend from graduate school every so often to say, “can you believe we’re professors […]
    Posted on January 25, 2022
  • Favorite Course Friday: PP 5318 Financial Management for Public Organizations
    Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email for more information! This course is designed as a survey of the principles, issues, and skills of financial management in the public […]
    Posted on January 21, 2022
  • MPA Student Aims to Address Systemic Inequities
    Recently we caught up with Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Brittany LaMarr, who participated in a Department of Public Policy (DPP) Youth Car Theft in CT panel. Her involvement came from two avenues. The first was her role as a DPP student who planned to attend. The panels address the policy work she actively […]
    Posted on January 6, 2022

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