HVCC part­ners with Rock­e­feller In­sti­tute’s Cen­ter for Law & Pol­icy So­lu­tions

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Record staff

TROY, N.Y. >> Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege has joined the Rock­e­feller In­sti­tute’s Cen­ter for Law & Pol­icy So­lu­tions (CLPS), a col­lab­o­ra­tive ini­tia­tive that stud­ies how de­ci­sions of law and pol­icy af­fect or­di­nary peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent news re­lease.

Of­fi­cials said the new part­ner­ship opens the rig­or­ous, re­ward­ing CLPS un­der­grad­u­ate re­search in­tern­ship to Hud­son Val­ley’s dy­namic and di­verse stu­dent body.

The in­tern­ship part­ners un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents with Rock­e­feller In­sti­tute ex­perts to re­search a sin­gle pol­icy ques­tion of press­ing state or na­tional im­por­tance each se­mes­ter.

A re­cent CLPS re­port on ac­cess to re­pro­duc­tive ser­vices in New York State won mul­ti­ple aca­demic awards and gar­nered statewide me­dia cov­er­age.

“The paid CLPS in­tern­ship has proven it­self to be a chal­leng­ing, re­ward­ing op­por­tu­nity for un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents as well as an im­por­tant source of pol­icy anal­y­sis and guidance,” said Rock­e­feller In­sti­tute Pres­i­dent Jim Mala­tras in the re­lease. “This new part­ner­ship with Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege taps a huge pool of tal­ent and di­ver­sity and of­fers Hud­son Val­ley stu­dents a truly unique in­tern­ship ex­pe­ri­ence. I thank Pres­i­dent Roger Ram­sammy for his en­thu

sias­tic par­tic­i­pa­tion, and I look for­ward to work­ing with re­search in­terns from the Cap­i­tal Re­gion’s largest com­mu­nity col­lege.”

“This is an out­stand­ing op­por­tu­nity for our stu­dents to get real-world ex­pe­ri­ence in the un­der­stand­ing and anal­y­sis of pub­lic pol­icy,” added Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege Pres­i­dent Roger A. Ram­sammy. “It’s es­pe­cially sig­nif­i­cant that our stu­dents will get this kind of re­search ex­pe­ri­ence at this stage of their un­der­grad­u­ate ed­u­ca­tion.”

Robert “Sid” Whi­taker, as­so­ciate professor of his­tory, phi­los­o­phy, and so­cial sciences at Hud­son Val­ley, will serve as a fac­ulty ad­vi­sor to the Cen­ter for Law & Pol­icy So­lu­tions. Al­ready, the fall 2019 co­hort of CLPS re­search in­terns in­cludes two of the Troy com­mu­nity col­lege’s stu­dents.

The Cen­ter for Law & Pol­icy So­lu­tions is a col­lab­o­ra­tion among the Rock­e­feller In­sti­tute of Gov­ern­ment, the Gov­ern­ment Law Cen­ter at Al­bany Law School, the Rock­e­feller Col­lege of Pub­lic Af­fairs and Pol­icy at the Univer­sity at Al­bany, and the Univer­sity at Buf­falo School of Law.

The CLPS in­tern­ship pro­gram has pro­duced analy­ses of drug treat­ment courts in the con­text of the opi­oid cri­sis, ac­cess to re­pro­duc­tive ser­vices in New York State, and col­lege-in­prison pro­grams in New York. Learn more here.

The Rock­e­feller In­sti­tute of Gov­ern­ment is the pub­lic pol­icy re­search arm of the State Univer­sity of New York. The In­sti­tute con­ducts cut­ting-edge re­search and anal­y­sis to in­form last­ing so­lu­tions to the prob­lems fac­ing New York State and the na­tion.

NI­CHOLAS BUONANNO- MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

The cam­pus at Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

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