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Three NYU Wagner Students Named 2014 Presidential Management Fellows Program Finalists

Three NYU Wagner Students Named 2014 Presidential Management Fellows Program Finalists

Three outstanding NYU Wagner students have been selected as Finalists by the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, a flagship U.S. government leadership development program for advanced-degree candidates.

And the winners are...Leda Bloomfield, J. Ryan Norton, and Bianca Girault.

Under the PMF Program, created by Executive Order more than three decades ago, Finalists who assume two-year appointments with federal agencies are eligible for competitive salaries, fast-paced experience, classroom training, and potential promotion.

Out of 7,000 PMF applicants, 609 were named Finalists on April 10 – including Wagner’s very own:

Leda Kahee Noel Bloomfield - Program/Specialization: MUP/Economic Development & Housing / Expected Graduation: Spring (May) 2014.

J. Ryan Norton - Program/Specialization: MPA-PNP/International Policy & Management / Expected Graduation: Spring (May 2014).

Bianca Girault - Program/Specialization: MPA-PNP/Public Policy Analysis
Expected Graduation: Spring (May) 2014.

Congratulations!

Tierney to chair Landmarks Preservation Commission

Tierney to chair Landmarks Preservation Commission

Robert Tierney, a visiting scholar at NYU Wagner's Taub Urban Research Center in 2002, was named chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission by Mayor Bloomberg. Mr. Tierney, an expert in state and local governance, was Counsel to former Mayor Ed Koch, and later, Chairman of the New York City Water Board. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of both the Citizens Union Foundation and the Citizens Budget Commission, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives. See the New York Times story

Also, see Mayor Bloomberg's press release announcing Tierney's appointment.

Too Many Chiefs, Too Much Bureaucracy?

Too Many Chiefs, Too Much Bureaucracy?

Of all the ways that the Washington bureaucracy grows, here's a curious one: the chief-of-staff title "has spread downward in the bureacracy to where there is now a chief of staff to an assistant-aassistant secretary," remarks the Wagner School's Professor Paul Light. His comments appeared in the May 6, 2007, edition of the Washington Post. An expert on the federal government, Professor Light also shed light on the downfall of a string of VIPs in the Bush adminisration, in the May 6th New York Times. Read both articles by clicking on the links below.

Townsend Receives South Korean Commission to Build Digital City

Townsend Receives South Korean Commission to Build Digital City

Anthony Townsend, a research scientist at NYU's Taub Urban Research Center, has received a commission from the South Korean government to turn an undeveloped parcel of land on the outskirts of Seoul into a city whose raison d'etre will be to produce and consume products and services based on new digital technologies.

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