WRI Advisory Board Recap – February ’17

On Wednesday, March 1st, WRI held its biannual Advisory Board meeting at the Rutgers Alumni House on Cooper Street in Camden. Gwendolyn Harris, Executive Director at WRI, opened the meeting by announcing her retirement and thanking the Advisory Board for their continued support. She then introduced Sarah Allred, WRI’s new Faculty Director, and Darren Spielman, … Read more WRI Advisory Board Recap – February ’17

WRI Selects Second New Faculty Fellow

The Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs has selected its second Faculty Fellow for the year, Dr. Michael S. Hayes. An assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden, Dr. Hayes’ WRI Fellow’s research will follow on the Institute’s well-received report Is South Jersey Getting it’s ‘Fair Share’ of Public Goods, exploring … Read more WRI Selects Second New Faculty Fellow

WRI Hires New Associate Director

WRI would like to welcome Darren Spielman, PhD, as their new Associate Director. In this role, Darren will work to continue The Rand’s growth into a premier applied research institute, harnessing Rutgers’ assets for the wellbeing of the Southern New Jersey region and beyond. Darren comes to WRI with over twenty years of leadership experience … Read more WRI Hires New Associate Director

Dr. Kris Singh, President & CEO of Holtec International – 2017 South Jerseyan of the Year (Corporate Sector)

In recognition of continued contributions to energy research, the development of a $320 million business complex, and an investment into future jobs creation in Camden City, the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs is honoring Dr. Kris Singh—Founder, President and CEO of Holtec International—as its Private Sector South Jerseyan of the Year on Thursday, May 4th … Read more Dr. Kris Singh, President & CEO of Holtec International – 2017 South Jerseyan of the Year (Corporate Sector)

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Filippi-Field

WRI’s newest student staff member is Sarah Filippi-Field.  During high school, Sarah served as a Youth Representative on the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC) and was an active member of the Vineland Break Out Group.  She assisted the group’s Realities of Technology Campaign, which oversaw 1) the design and delivery of sexting curriculum throughout Vineland High … Read more Staff Spotlight: Sarah Filippi-Field

WRI Infographics: County Profile Update

The newest updates for WRI’s county infographics (covering Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties) are live with updated data for all existing measures and the addition of new variables including: property tax, housing and population density, land use, foreclosure rates, housing affordability, crime, education attainment, Kids Count, and the University of … Read more WRI Infographics: County Profile Update