Virtual Open House for prospective MPP students, December 15

The Bloustein School will host a Virtual Open House for prospective Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) students on Tuesday, December 15. Users can log in from 12 noon until 1pm to ask Bloustein school faculty, student services staff, and current graduate students questions about attending graduate school and to learn more about the program, the […]

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Do public double dippers help or hurt taxpayers?

That’s the dilemma before New Jersey taxpayers, said Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director at the Rutgers University Bloustein Local Government Research Center: “(Taxpayers) may be getting a bargain, but the price of that bargain is that you might have individuals who seem excessively compensated, either on a day-to-day basis or for pension purposes.” Courier Post, April […]

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EJB policy grad students participate in “bottom up” health care reform simulation

Second year MPP students Becky Kelleman and Sayan Kundu recently participated in NASPAA’s 2015 Inaugural Student Simulation Competition, held at the end of February. The teams were asked to provide a locally led “bottom up” approach to health care reform. Nationally, 45 teams in five different regional locations—representing 93 participating schools—explored more than 4,400 different […]

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Nations Reach Deal with Iran as Islamic Republic Continues Mideast Power Play

Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi—a professor of planning and public policy at New Jersey-based Rutgers University and a candidate in Iran’s 2013 presidential race—argued that while the Houthis are Shi’a Muslims, as is the Iranian regime, the Houthis should not be equated with Hezbollah, a Shi’ia terror group that has much closer ties to Iran. Breaking Israel […]

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Faculty members analyze PARCC standardized test

The PARCC test is detrimental to student learning because educators feel forced to teach lessons with the purpose of ensuring students pass, said Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.   Rutgers Daily Targum, March 27

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EPA mercury regs head to high court

Detractors of the rule say a Supreme Court ruling in favor of industry could also leave the Obama administration in a sort of tail-spin, in the position of having to re-issue a rule – a process that could take significant amounts of time. But other legal minds say that’s not true. “The broader implications could be […]

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