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Trachtenberg School Ranked #10 Overall | 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report
Trachtenberg School Jumped to #10 Best Overall School of Public Affairs, Improves Some of its 9 Specialty Ratings
TSPPPA is now ranked as the #10 best overall school of public affairs by U.S. News and World Report. These rankings are determined by a reputational vote of leaders of schools accredited by NASPAA. They indicate the excellence we see in the TSPPPA community every day, for example, in the promise and quality of our students, the expertise and dedication of our faculty and staff, and the Tberg alumni making change across the globe. Our biggest jump this year was for Urban Policy, which went up eight spots to #10.  
Renewed Interest and New Opportunities for SDB Spending
Trachtenberg Capstone Students Published
TSPPPA recent alumni were published in the April edition of Contract Management Magazine. The article, "Renewed Interest and New Opportunities for SDB Spending," is a revised version of their fall capstone project, in which they completed a report pro bono for The Pulse. For more information on the Trachtenberg capstone, click here. If you would like to become a capstone client, please reach out to Kate Rosa, Director of Administration and Operations for the Trachtenberg School.
The Myth of Bureaucratic Neutrality
Bearfield Book Receives Awards
The Myth of Neutrality: An Examination of Merit and Representation, co-authored by Domonic Bearfield, Professor at TSPPPA, was selected for the 2023 Section of Public Administration Research (SPAR) Award for Best Book Published in Public Administration during 2021/2022.  
Bearfield's book also won the 2023 Best Book Award from the Section on Democracy & Social Justice of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
Trachtenberg Faculty Publish Study on Strategic Management of Social Responsibilities
Sanjay Pandey, Shapiro Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, and Michael Worth, Professor of Nonprofit Management, recently published a paper, "Strategic management of social responsibilities: a mixed methods study of US universities," in Public Money and Management. The article describes a framework for strategic management of social responsibilities that was tested on 58 universities in the USA. 
Brooks Featured in American Economic Journal
Leah Brooks, Associate Professor, was featured in the April issue of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Her article, "Infrastructure Costs," co-written with Zachary Liscow, documents "real spending per new mile over the history of the Interstate Highway System." The chart above was featured by the American Economic Association, and shows a dramatic increase in spending per mile. 
Watch: 2023 Bromley Memorial Keynote Lecture Featuring Trachtenberg Alum
Dr. Bhavya Lal, Associate Administrator at the NASA Office of Technology, Policy and Strategy (OTPS) and a Trachtenberg 2012 PhD alumna, gave the 2023 Bromley Memorial Keynote Lecture to discuss international and other policy challenges and opportunities as we endeavor to go to the Moon and then Mars. You can watch the lecture here.
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Ready to show your Tberg pride? Order Trachtenberg Student Organization (TSO) and TSPPPA merchandise here by May 1. You can purchase a t-shirt ($21), crewneck sweatshirt ($25) or quarterzip ($32).
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