UNH Today

Blazing a Trail

Abrita Kuthumi ’21, a political science/international affairs major from Barrington, New Hampshire, is a winner of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, one of just 41 students to earn the award in the nation, according to an announcement Monday, Dec. 13 by the British government.

Kuthumi has the added distinction of being the first Marshall Scholar in UNH’s history.

CNN: A Maine city that's 90% White now has a Somali mayor

Deqa Dhalac '13G, a graduate of the Master in Community Development program at the Carsey School and an immigrant from Somali, has recently become likely the first Somali-American mayor in the United States, according to a news report by CNN. In 2018, Dhalac joined the South Portland, Maine, City Council. Then, in November 2022, she was unanimously voted as the city's new mayor by her colleagues on the Council

E&E News: Dems' spending bill taps small banks for climate justice

As climate change concerns begin to rise, legislators in Washington have began to shift the focus of resources toward implementing clean energy, especially in overlooked communities. E&E News recently reported on the roll of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in this investment effort, interviewing Eric Hangen, a senior research fellow at the Carsey School, and Neda Arabshahi, director of Inclusiv's Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: The solution is no secret, we can fix child care

Child care accessibility and affordability continue to impact people across the U.S., and the issue has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently released an op-ed offering some solutions to the problem and how best to proceed. The article was co-authored by Carsey School researcher Jess Carson.