In the Media

According to a study by Associate Professor Yingling Fan, Research Fellow Andrew Guthrie, and other University faculty members, the environment at public transportation stations—including pollution, dirty surroundings, and the number of nearby trees—impacts how long riders perceive their wait to be. 

The Atlantic
August 18, 2015

This article features a Q&A with Professor Larry Jacobs about his new book, “Who Governs? Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation.”

The Washington Post
August 9, 2015

University of Minnesota professor Morris Kleiner found that wages of designers in regulated markets are between 9 percent and 15 percent higher than wages of those in unregulated states. Additionally, an Institute for Justice study concluded that interior design firms in regulated states earn, on average, a total of $7.2 million more (in a city with a population of 1 million people) than do firms in unregulated states. 

The Federalist
August 6, 2015

Professor and fellow at the Economic Research Forum in Cairo, Ragui Assaad comments on the economic situation in Egypt.

The New York Times
August 5, 2015

The certificates are defined as “a special kind of revenue bond, with a fuzzy guarantee,” said Jerry Zhao, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

Star Tribune
August 1, 2015

Humphrey School faculty member Carrie Oelberger published an article in openGlobalRights about the impact of professionalization on international human rights organizations. The piece received important discussion and a direct response from the former director of human resources at The International Committee of the Red Cross, Jacques Stroun.

July 30, 2015

Professor Samuel Myers, Jr. provides some valuable insight into the myth that "minorities don't swim."

Pioneer Press
July 29, 2015

Last week the Humphrey School's 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows enjoyed an inspirational visit to Mayo Clinic. Learning about Mayo's current integrated medicine practice and the faith traditions among patients and visitor, the Fellows now have another Minnesota-special experience to take back with them to Africa.

July 27, 2015

In a story about friction among Golden Valley officials, Assistant Professor Kathy Quick says that "disagreement among city officials isn’t necessarily a sign of dysfunction." Quick explains the importance of healthy debate. 

Star Tribune
July 22, 2015

Associate Professor Greta Friedemann Sanchez authors an article in this Open Democracy article about women’s empowerment.

July 21, 2015

Professor Larry Jacobs comments on what needs to be done next with MNSure.

July 21, 2015

Minnesota Rising and the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships is supporting Humphrey School Student Brooke McManigal in researching how North Central and West Central Minnesota communities might better attract and retain young professionals.

July 21, 2015

Ryan Allen remarks on his view of a solution to this problem in PBS News hour article.

July 21, 2015

University Professor Myron Orfield is quoted and his research is cited in the contents of this Pioneer Press article.

July 21, 2015

Associate Professor Greta Friedemann Sanchez authors an article in this Open Democracy article about women’s empowerment.

July 21, 2015

Associate Professor Ryan Allen is quoted, “If we have a well-established and strong central bank in Somalia, if we have a banking sector that is capable of doing assurances on who’s getting money and keeping tabs on where the money’s going, that’s the best long-term solution to this problem.”

PBS Newshour
July 18, 2015

Jay Kiedrowski weighs in on the increased wages of Governor Dayton’s state commissioners and others.

Star Tribune
July 12, 2015

Professor Sherry Gray authors a piece in the Star Tribune about the rise of China and what that means for U.S. interests abroad.

Star Tribune
July 4, 2015

"A year from now, at the ripe old age of 21, Hodge will become one of the first three people in the country to obtain a graduate degree specifically designed to prepare her to work in charter school accountability." 

July 2, 2015

OpenGlobalRights, a multilingual, online forum for debating human rights efforts worldwide, launches a short series of articles on public opinion and human rights. Humphrey School Associate Professor James Ron collaborated with colleagues for this first piece about data-driven optimism for global rights activists.

June 29, 2015

Professor Larry Jacobs co-authors an opinion piece  about healthcare and the GOP's.

New York Times
June 25, 2015

Dean Eric Schwartz sheds some light onto the reasons why Minnesota legislators have been so active on Cuban politics.

June 22, 2015

Dean Eric Schwarz sheds some light onto the reasons why Minnesota legislators have been so active on Cuba politics in MinnPost.

June 22, 2015

The Humphrey School would like to publicly recognize Dean Eric Schwartz for his appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom for 2015. He will serve alongside Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser as Vice Chair to Chairman Dr. Robert P. George. He was first appointed to the commission by President Obama in April 2013 and was reappointed in 2014. 

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
June 11, 2015