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In Memoriam: Frank Tripepi

Frank Tripepi, who was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1947, is a leader in civic management and a longtime member of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government Board of Governors.  He passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the age of 74. Frank joined the Rose Institute board in 2008, bringing with… Continue Reading

Q&A: CA’s Top-Two Election System

June 1, 2022 The Rose Institute published today the first in a series of Questions and Answers about politics.  This first offering is on California’s top-two election system, written by  J. Andrew Sinclair, an assistant professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a faculty advisor of the Rose Institute.  This report is a culmination… Continue Reading

Rose Institute California population change map

California continues to lose population, according to recent estimates by the California Department of Finance (DOF).  After posting its first annual population loss in 2020 (down 182,083), the state lost another 117,552 in 2021.  California’s population has now fallen to 39,185,605. This map, produced by Rose Institute researcher Thomas Short using DOF data, shows that… Continue Reading

2022 Graduates say goodbye to the Rose Institute (for now)

The Rose Institute congratulates these outstanding seniors for completing their academic work at CMC.  As they bid goodbye to undergraduate research, we welcome them into the Rose Institute Alumni Society. Here are portions of their farewell messages, what they have accomplished at the Institute, and their short-term plans. Katherine Paige Adelman “Working alongside such a… Continue Reading

Spring 2022 IEO and Rose Review published

The most recent issues of the Inland Empire Outlook and the Rose Review have been published, in time for the Institute’s Board of Governors meeting on April 21, The Inland Empire Outlook Spring 2022 edition features articles submitted by four research assistants as their new hire project proposal and, with assistance from senior staff of… Continue Reading

New Hires for 2021

This year, we selected eight sophomores and five first-years out of a strong pool of applicants from the five colleges. It was an interesting challenge for the Rose Institute student managers and senior staff but we believe we found good students to add to our already impressive group of research assistants. Congratulations to the lucky… Continue Reading

Bessette-Sinclair article in Real Clear Policy on Capital Punishment

CMC professors Joseph Bessette and Andrew Sinclair recently released the results of two Rose Institute-sponsored national surveys of public attitudes toward the death penalty.  The surveys, conducted in 2019 and 2020, polled approximately 5,000 respondents. The surveys provide evidence that Americans hold nuanced views regarding capital punishment, and that by some measures their support for… Continue Reading