School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

100th Graduate of SPA's MPAP Program

Nicole Laible completed her online Master of Public Administration and Policy degree with the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) in August 2018. She is the 100th graduate of the program. The 28-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in marine science and coastal environmental studies in 2012 from Stony Brook University and serves as the environmental project manager in the Division of Environmental Resources for the County of Rockland in Pomona, New York. She talked with SPA recently about her experience.
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Family separations. Deportations. ICE crackdowns. In 2018, the Trump administration unveiled a set of sweeping changes, aiming to prosecute for federal immigration crimes every migrant apprehended crossing illegally into the United States. But immigration has been a major issue among political debates for quite some time.

SPA Associate Professor Matthew Wright talks about where immigration policy stands today and how a compromise might be needed to move forward.

22 books published by SPA faculty in 2017-18

131 published academic journal articles written by SPA faculty in 2017-18

7,000 plus SPA media mentions in 2017-18

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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2015—2017.

President H. W. Bush with Bill Reilly

Environment ·

'It's Pretty Hard to Say No to a President'

Bill Reilly, who has been instrumental to the direction of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy and its William K. Reilly Endowment, recently reflected on his time as EPA Administrator under President George H. W. Bush.
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Announcement ·

She Votes. She Leads.

New poll from American U. reveals what mattered to women in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Olivia Ivey

On Campus ·

The Project on Civil Discourse: Finding Truth in a Divided World

Associate University Librarian Olivia Ivey shares her perspective on truth and civil discourse in this first story by The Project on Civil Discourse.
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A Closer Look at SPA

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