Author Archives: Rose Institute

Federalism in the Trump White House

In this chapter of Federalism, Ellen Lempres ’18 explores how Trump’s presidency and other leadership changes since the 2016 election have affected issues of marijuana, the Clean Power Plan, Common Core, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration. Click here to read the publication. Continue Reading

Competitive Districts

In a revealing new report, Rose research assistants Kathryn Ridenour ’18 and Nick Fedorochko ’19 investigate campaign spending behaviors in California’s 2014 elections. Among the findings, Ridenour and Fedorochko discovered that over $132 million was spent on the 2014 races, and the candidate with the highest spending won their race 87% of the time. Fedorochko… Continue Reading

2016-2017 Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey

Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey Kosmont Companies, a well-known Los Angeles business and real estate advisory group, published the first edition of the Cost of Doing Business Survey in 1995. The publication contained a vast amount of data about fees, taxes, costs, and incentives that influence the cost of doing business in major… Continue Reading

Rose students present research at SCCUR

On Saturday, November 18, several Rose Institute students presented their research projects at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) held at Cal Poly Pomona.  Kathryn Ridenour’18 presented her research with Nick Federochko’19 on Competitive Districts; Sophia Helland’20 on the topic of Tribal Courts; Joe Noss on the subject of Criminal Justice, which he has… Continue Reading

O’Grady-Sinclair article gets published

Crashing the party: Advocacy coalitions and the nonpartisan primary Dr. J. Andrew Sinclair and Ian O’Grady first began researching the California’s nonpartisan “top-two” primary system in the fall semester of 2013. Sinclair, a visiting professor at CMC, wrote his dissertation on the topic at Cal Tech, and partnered with the Rose Institute to continue working on… Continue Reading

New Hires 2017 Bios

WELCOME THE NEW HIRES FOR 2017 This year eight freshmen and one sophomore were hired as the newest class of Rose Institute research assistants.  New Hire Project Manager Katie Hill’18 has scheduled a series of training aimed to develop their research skills.  The staff and other students at the Rose Institute welcome them! Elena Castellanos’21… Continue Reading

Class of 2017 Rose Alumni

Congratulations to CMC Class of 2017. The Rose Institute is proud to have been a part of the learning experience of these individuals during their time at CMC: Timothy C.  Plummer – Student Manager 2016-2017 Tim Plummer graduated in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Tim is from Upland, CA. At the Rose,… Continue Reading

Ian O’Grady’15 awarded the 2017 Marshall Scholarship

Former Rose Institute student manager, Ian E. O’Grady’15, has been named recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for 2017. He will be pursuing MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at Oxford University beginning October of 2017. All of us at the Rose Institute are so proud of Ian, who effectively led a staff of 35 undergraduates… Continue Reading

The Many Lives of March ARB

Written by Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben ’17 Nestled between the cities of Riverside and Moreno Valley, the March Air Reserve Base (March ARB) is one of the oldest airfields operated by the United States military. It covers some 6,700 acres and its 13,300-foot runway is the longest in California. March ARB was one of thirty-two Air Service… Continue Reading