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AU Policy Solutions Team Places Second in National Competition

Left to Right: Tracey Livingston, Haile Dagne, Kency Nittler, Kellen Grode, and team adviser Daniel Puskin

Congratulations to the American University Policy Solutions Team of Haile Dagne, Kellen Grode, Tracey Livingston and Kency Nittler and their faculty advisor Daniel Puskin

The team placed second in the finals of the AU Policy Solutions Challenge, which was hosted by AU on the weekend of March 21 and 22. The team from the University of Utah MPA Program won first place. Policy Solutions Challenge USA is a national competition among teams of students from U.S. schools of public policy, public affairs and public administration to develop innovative solutions to the most important policy problems facing the country.

For more information, visit "The team spent countless hours preparing for the competition and it showed," said Associate Professor Alison Jacknowitz. "They did a fantastic job and represented AU well."