Bruno Youn selected to deliver commencement remarks

Last Friday, May 17, the front page of The Los Angeles Times featured a story of one of our research assistants, Bruno Youn, who overcame the difficulties of having autism as a child, was determined as a freshman, and came up being selected by his fellow seniors to deliver this year’s remarks at graduation. Read… Continue Reading

The Press-Enterprise picks up on Census 2020 Report

The Press-Enterprise’s Jeff Horseman wrote an article, Census 2020: Los Angeles County’s Loss Could be the Inland Empire’s Gain in 2021 Redistricting, in response to the recent report published by the Rose Institute titled “Winners and Losers: The 202 Census and California’s 2021 Redistricting.”   Continue Reading

Rose Institute Award given to Zev Yaroslavsky on April 11

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, the Board of Governors of the Rose Institute conferred the Rose Institute Award for Excellence in Public Service to former Los Angeles Board of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky with a reception and dinner held at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.  The event was attended by members of the board, Institute staff… Continue Reading

Melia Wong Selected 2019-2020 Luce Scholar

The Rose Institute congratulates Melia Wong ’19 on her selection as a 2019-2020 Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to help future American leaders gain a better understanding of Asia.  Each year, the program selects a small group of scholars and provides them stipends, language training,… Continue Reading

Time Served White Paper released

Time Served in State Prisons for Serious Offenses 1981-2009  was researched and written by Lane Corrigan’17 and Wesley Whitaker’18 before each graduated.  Since then, the report has gone through some editing by faculty lead and supervisor, Professor Joe Bessette. This report focuses on the severity of the punishment inflicted by measuring the length of time served in state… Continue Reading

Tribal Courts White Papers Released

A Broken Justice System: Examining the Impact of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and Public Law 280 started as a new hire project by Sophia Helland’20. With directions from senior staff, she researched and wrote this paper that aims to examine how the Tribal Law and Order Act has been implemented in California… Continue Reading

New hires for 2018

The Rose Institute proudly introduces our newest group of research assistants: Katherine P. Adelman ’21 Katherine is from San Antonio, Texas, studying Government and Economics with a Public Policy Sequence. On campus, she is involved in Claremont Women in Business and CMC Survivor, which one can find airing on YouTube this fall. From a young… Continue Reading

2018 Rose Institute Application Now Open!

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

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

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