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Media Mention March 28, 2019

Cory Booker's blend of personal and political could catch fire

The political contradictions between a moderate past and a progressive future that the candidacy of Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)  faces also impact the entire Democratic Party field, from veteran politicians such as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to fresh-faced newcomers such as Beto O'Rourke, writes LBJ School Professor Peniel Joseph.

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News March 27, 2019

A look back at #LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni were among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

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Media Mention March 26, 2019

Stacey Abrams: ‘I don’t know whether this Is the moment for me’

Rare is the politician who will say “I don’t know” about something and mean it, including her own future. That is one reason why I despise the question, “Are you running?” It generally wastes the time of journalists everywhere; candidates rarely say “yes,” even if they secretly intend to launch a campaign later on, with the proper pomp and circumstance.

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Media Mention March 26, 2019

What should Stacey Abrams do?

To borrow from Irving Berlin, there was nothing Beto O’Rourke did that LBJ School alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) didn’t do better in her historic campaign for governor of Georgia.

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News March 25, 2019

LBJ School student team named a regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student simulation competition

A team of seven LBJ School of Public Affairs students was named regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23. The LBJ School was one of 11 global sites to host the competition, a partnership between the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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Group of LBJ students wearing medals as regional winners at the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
News March 24, 2019

'Extending the power of the people:' The 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Citizenship and power were central to the theme of the 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, the signature, student-led weeklong program that pays tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan. This year's celebration, on the theme "Extending the Power of the People," took place Feb. 18–22, and was inspired by Jordan's words: "We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power; that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted." Take a look at some of the week's events. 

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LBJ students Sarah Gonzalez Claytor and Hanna Munin, LBJ Professor Michele Deitch, Dallas Co. DA John Creuzot, LBJ student Joel Carter and LBJ Dean Angela Evans
News March 21, 2019

Policy on Purpose: A Research-Based Approach to Criminal Justice

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is a retired judge and award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including as a felony district court judge, Dallas County assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor, as well as a criminal defense lawyer in private practice. He talks with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans about taking a research-based approach to criminal justice, and the challenges in trying to move the system away from the idea of jail as a default to the idea of a model based on treatment, reducing crime and reducing recidivism.

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Dallas County DA John Creuzot speaks at the 2019 BJNF
News March 20, 2019

Universities are battleground for Trump administration directives on transgender students

Under the Obama administration, the scope of Title IX was broadened. The administration issued robust guidance regarding procedures for sexual misconduct investigations, expanding services for students with disabilities, and laying out expectations for how universities accommodate transgender students. In February 2017, the Trump administration quietly rescinded those policies

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News March 20, 2019

LBJ's Olmstead on a team awarded a $2.8M grant to study HIV testing intervention

African-American and Latina women, as well as women living in poverty, are at disproportionate risk for contracting HIV. Prevalence is increased further in these women if they have other risk factors, including substance use, history of intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Despite the relatively high prevalence rates in these populations, many of these women have never been tested — and knowledge of one's HIV status is crucial for rapid access to treatment and reducing its spread.

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LBJ School Professor Todd Olmstead and image of test tubes
Media Mention March 17, 2019

What's next for Stacey Abrams?

Stacey Abrams for …. governor? Senator? Veep? President?! New York magazine's Rebecca Traister profiles LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) — the Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future.

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