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2018 Rose Institute Application Now Open!

Do you hope to gain experience working in a professional, team-oriented environment during your undergraduate career? Are you interested in working closely with faculty who are leading experts in public policy, conducting research in the areas of fiscal policy, legal analysis, political science, and other areas relating to state and local government? If so, we… Continue Reading

Wes Whitaker ’18 named Jesse M. Unruh Fellow

The Rose Institute congratulates Wesley Whitaker ’18 on his selection as a 2018-19 Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow.  Established in 1957, the Assembly Fellowship is one of the nation’s most selective and prestigious government fellowship programs.   Each year, the program selects a group of 18 Assembly Fellows to serve for a year in the… Continue Reading

Thank you and Farewell, Mr. Cramer

It is with deep sadness that we bid farewell to Richard Cramer, a longtime friend of the Rose Institute and a member of the Board of Governors for two decades.  Mr. Cramer passed away on June 20, 2018. Mr. W. Richard Cramer is an alumnus of Claremont McKenna College, class of 1953. The Rose Institute… Continue Reading

Katie Hill receives the 2018 George Blair Award

Katie Hill has been selected as the recipient of the George S. Blair Award for State and Local Government for her aptitude for, and her written thesis on, state and local government. This award is noted in the Commencement Program. She earned this award for her major contributions in many Rose Institute projects including the… Continue Reading

Class of 2018 Rose Alumni

Katherine R. Hill ’18 New Hire Projects Manager 2017-2018 Government honors/Economics | Redmond, Washington At the Rose, Katie worked on the County Election Questionnaire, Southern California Almanac, Kosmont, and Three Strikes Projects. Outside of the Rose, she played for the CMS lacrosse team and volunteered at local schools through the Center for Civic Engagement. Katie… Continue Reading

Melissa Muller named Fulbright Scholar

The Rose Institute is  proud to announce that former Student Manager Melissa Muller ’18 has been named the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant to Germany for 2018-2019. She will be moving to Heidelberg, Germany  to research constitutional patriotism in German political rhetoric from reunification to today. Melissa graduated Phi Beta Kappa with… Continue Reading

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