Render Unto Trenton by Jared Hunter

Thanks to Jared Hunter for his latest, a look at how the Economic Opportunity Act stacks up against the best practices of local tax policy. I am currently taking a public budgeting and finance course at Rutgers Camden and while this topic doesn’t usually gather a massively engaged crowd, I find the content compelling, especially … Read more of Render Unto Trenton by Jared Hunter

Students Demand an Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Some of my favorite Rutgers-Camden Students are at it again. Last week I highlighted the Underground’s podcast: Rooted In. This week, they’re gathering to discuss Rutgers-Camden’s need for an office of Diversity and Inclusion. I’m extremely impressed by both this event, and the maturity/wisdom being brought by the Underground. Those throughout our region running meetings … Read more of Students Demand an Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Second Annual: State and Local Economic Development Policy Graduate Student Conference

Want to make sure to invite our readers to this. Here’s the blurb:  Doctoral students in the Public Affairs–Community Development Ph.D. program and the Department of Public Policy and Administration invite you to the Second Annual State and Local Economic Development Policy Graduate Student Conference on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at … Read more of Second Annual: State and Local Economic Development Policy Graduate Student Conference

How Do Camden Communities Hold Their Local Government’s Feet to the Fire? by Jared Hunter

Thanks to Camden resident Jared Hunter for this guest post. Jared lives and works in the city, and is a graduate student at Rutgers-Camden.             I grew up in the boondocks of southern Gloucester County; my father worked and my mother was a homemaker; there were seven of us crammed into an extremely tiny three-bedroom apartment for … Read more of How Do Camden Communities Hold Their Local Government’s Feet to the Fire? by Jared Hunter

From Rio to Camden, what #LochteGate and XTU show us about white privilege across the globe by Alexis Wilson

I’m thrilled to host this guest post by recent Rutgers-Camden graduate Alexis Wilson. I first met Alexis through her #blacklivesmatter work on campus: “Eat, play, leave” is a twist on the book title by author Ekizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love). This interesting turn of phrase is a quirky way of highlighting the sometimes insidious side of … Read more of From Rio to Camden, what #LochteGate and XTU show us about white privilege across the globe by Alexis Wilson