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 Adelman “Working alongside such a talented… 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

Outstanding Senior Class Recognized at Commencement 2021

The Rose Institute is so proud to recognize the class of 2021 for their outstanding accomplishments.  Each of them has contributed to the Rose Institute through the projects they have been involved in through their tenure at the Institute.  We only hope that we have contributed to their overall experiences at Claremont McKenna College. Katherine… Continue Reading

Federalism 2021: COVID-19 Mandates

Photo Credit: Frauke Riether from Pixabay Released March 14, 2021 COVID-19 Mask Mandates & Vaccine Mandates: Does the federal government have the power to implement these policies? by Sevion DaCosta ’21, Tara Mehra ’22, Marshall Bessey ’22 As President Joe Biden assumes office after a contentious election and transition, the focus shifts back to two… Continue Reading

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