Announcing Kenneth Miller as New Rose Institute Director

Dear CMC Community: We are pleased to announce that Kenneth P. Miller, Don H. and Edessa Rose Associate Professor of State and Local Government, has been appointed Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, effective July 1, 2021. We are thrilled to have Professor Miller take on this important leadership role at… Continue Reading

Reapportionment in the Supreme Court

JACOB LEISCHNER’21 wrote this article for the Fall 2020 edition of the Inland Empire Outlook The right to vote, and have that vote heard, is one of the most fundamental principles of the American republic. Every ten years – following the decennial census – states engage in the process of redistricting, where new district lines… Continue Reading

Split Roll

The Impact of Proposition 15’s Revision on the Property Taxes of Shopping Malls in Los Angeles County by Marshall Bessey ’23 With research assistance from Naseem Nazari ’21   Background During the 1970s in California, rising property prices saddled homeowners with increasing property tax bills. By the tax year of 1977-1978, property taxes in California were fifty-two… Continue Reading

Federalism in 2020 Papers published

Federalism in 2020 Papers published

The federalism white papers were written by Rose Institute research assistants as a follow-up to the ones published in March of this year.  The federalism project is supervised by CMC Government professor, Andrew Busch, who is also the director of the Rose Institute.  We give special recognition to Sevion DaCosta ’21, who headed this year’s… Continue Reading

Press Release: Video Voter 2020

College Students Release Videos on California Ballot Measures CLAREMONT, CA (October 13, 2020): Students at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College have released videos providing brief, non-partisan analyses of the twelve propositions on California’s November ballot. Student teams at the Rose Institute have produced the “Video Voter” series every… Continue Reading

New Hires for Fall 2020

We are proud to present our Fall 2020 new hires who will be added on to our already impressive roster of Rose Institute Research Assistants: Daniela Corona ’23 Danny is from Half Moon Bay, California, and is majoring in Government with a Data Science Sequence. Her interest in government stems from her high school experience… Continue Reading

Dr. Ken Miller works with students to produce book on Texas and California politics

The Rose Institute’s Associate Director, Dr. Ken Miller, has just released Texas vs. California: A History of Their Struggle for the Future of America. This new book is a groundbreaking historical, economic, cultural, and political analysis of America’s two most powerful states — and how their rivalry is shaping the nation’s destiny. Dr. Miller is a… Continue Reading

Southern California Faces Loss of One Congressional District, May narrowly hold on to second

Southern California is in danger of losing two congressional representatives following the 2020 Census, according to an analysis by the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College using new population projections released by software and data firm ESRI. ESRI projects that California will drop from 53 to 52 congressional seats in… Continue Reading

Melia Wong’19 headed to Oxford on Barry Scholarship

We are proud to announce that Rose alum Melia Wong’19 has recently been awarded the John and Daria Barry Scholarship, a funded degree at Oxford University in Oxford, England.  In May 2019, Melia  graduated cum laude with a dual degree in government and musicology, and was awarded the Luce Scholarship for 2019-2020. Congratulations to you,… Continue Reading

Angelo Ancheta

REDISTRICTING CONFERENCE 2020 LUNCHEON SPEAKER Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Angelo Ancheta is a member and the current chair of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.  A lawyer and an academic, Ancheta was a professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law from 2005 to 2014 and has also taught at the… Continue Reading

Ray Remy, We Will Miss You

Rose Institute Board of Governors chairman Ray Remy passed away on Saturday, December 21 at the age of 82. Ray served on the Rose Institute Board since 1990 and became chair in 2017. He was also a member of the Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees since 1989. During his long and illustrious career, Ray… Continue Reading

Remembering Dr. Michael Uhlmann

Dr. Michael Uhlmann passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He was a long-time friend and a Faculty Fellow of the Rose Institute. Dr. Uhlmann joined the faculty of Claremont Graduate University in 2002, where he was a Professor of Government in the Department of Politics and Policy. He also taught courses in the Department… Continue Reading

New Hires for 2019

We would like to introduce you to the newest group of students to join the Rose Institute as research assistants: Marshall Arthur Bessey ’23 Marshall is from Darien, Connecticut and plans to major in Government and History. During high school, Marshall gained an interest in politics through the Forum discussion group and the School for… Continue Reading

2019 Rose Institute Application Now Open!

2019 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

Celebrating Outstanding Seniors 2019

During the late afternoon hours of May 17, a day before graduation, Rose Institute staff, students, friends, and family, gathered to honor this year’s seniors at a “pinning” ceremony.  Director Andrew Busch handed each member of graduating class a pin specially-designed to show the Institute’s gratitude and pride for each student’s accomplishments during their tenure… Continue Reading

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