About the Blog

An insider's look at the Institute

You're weighing pros and cons, you're waiting to hear on financial packages, and you're trying to find the graduate program that fits you best. We understand. And we think you need all the information you can get.

So, at the Humphrey Institute, we want to provide you a deep look into our community and the work we are passionately pursuing in the interest of the public at large. At this weblog, you'll hear from individual. Humphrey faculty about why you should take the particular courses they'll be teaching next semester.

In a collaborative effort with the Public Affairs Student Association, we'll try to give you a look at student life at the Humphrey. If you want, you can check out their weblog, where they keep the student body up-to-date with the latest happenings among the student body.

Another site to check out is the Institute Insider, the Humphrey's internal newsletter blog. There you'll get an idea of all of the great events (talks, workshops, discussion circles, dinners, etc.) that you will have the opportunity to take part in as a student at the Humphrey. For further reading, check out some of the work of our various research centers at their weblogs.

Smart Politics by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance tracks the shifting political landscape as we head towards the November general election.

By the People from the Center for Democracy and Citizenship is a blog about public achievement, civic engagement, and making democracy work for real people.

The Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy is in the process of launching Policy Catalyst, which will serve as a platform for the discussion of potential solutions that might be able to be drawn from the increasingly complex interplay among public policy problems, technical industry advances, and the ongoing scientific research and discovery.

Other blogs will be coming online during the semester. You can check them out at our central blog directory, blog.hhh.umn.edu.

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Stone Arch Bridge by coolgates. Used under the terms of the photographer's Creative Commons license.

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