Heinz Voices

A mix of opinion, politics, and policy, Heinz Voices is where you can find columnists talking about the issues of the day as only a Heinz student can. Smart, thoughtful commentary, interesting policy ideas, and perhaps a soupçon of the quantitative chops that Heinz College loves.

Kenya’s Vision 2030: A visionary plan plagued with systemic failures

Kenya’s Vision 2030: A visionary plan plagued with systemic failures

From time to time, THJ is blessed by Heinz students and alum that wish to offer a series of columns for our Voices column. This fall, the opportunity was presented to us by Heinz-Tepper dual degree alum Nathan Jayappa. He has been spending the last 5 months throughout Kenya with an organization called...

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Why Immigration Reform Makes Sense

Why Immigration Reform Makes Sense

BY EMILY SALE I would never have expected John McCain to say it so eloquently: “The status quo is totally unacceptable…Nobody’s going to round up the 11 million undocumented people and deport them. And those who think we are obviously don’t understand the logistics”. If this is the case, as...

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Reforming the Senate in the Age of Gridlock

Reforming the Senate in the Age of Gridlock

By Brad Van Arnum For the last several years, there has been no shortage of indicators underscoring the disillusionment surrounding the United States Congress. Most telling, however, is the public approval rating of Congress, which by one measure stood at 15% in the middle of April. Much of this disapproval...

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Is China Responsible for Food Crisis?

Is China Responsible for Food Crisis?

by Ahmet Umit Sucu Introduction Food prices started to increase in 2006 due to the high price level of some basic foods and grains. As a result lots of people living in poverty began to experience hunger. China was often seen as one of the most important reasons of food crisis. There are basically...

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The Dany Diaz Ideas Of Life, Part 3: Hugo

The Dany Diaz Ideas Of Life, Part 3: Hugo

  By Dany Diaz Mejia, MSPPM 2013   The newly elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, claimed that late President Hugo Chavez appeared to him as a little bird and told him that he needed to achieve victory in the April elections. While Mr. Maduro’s claim challenges our current understanding...

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Incorporate Student Self-assessment in Higher Education Learning Assessment System

Incorporate Student Self-assessment in Higher Education Learning Assessment System

By Huiwen Li Huiwen Li: instructor of Chinese at Modern Languages Department, current MPM student at Heinz College, and current Ed.D student at Duquesne University Assessment (Suskie, 2004) is the ongoing process of Establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning; Ensuring that...

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