In The News: School of Public Policy and Leadership

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 20, 2017

The information flow regarding a new bipartisan think tank to be housed at UNLV has been almost nonexistent, from both the university and the company funding the project, MGM Resorts International.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 20, 2017

In the wake of 9/11, UNLV created a master’s degree in crisis and emergency management to give students the tools to respond to threats of terrorism.

NPR
November 16, 2017

The federal conspiracy trial against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is hitting right at the heart of the country's divide over information and truth.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 6, 2017

When an active shooter turned up in Las Vegas, emergency managers were ready. Now, those same crisis managers are preparing for the Las Vegas New Year celebration and events like the Las Vegas Rock And Roll Marathon, next weekend.

City Lab
October 5, 2017

The man suspected of firing down into an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, killing at least 59 people and injuring 527, managed to haul at least 23 firearms—plus ammunition, gun stands, scopes, and other accessories—into his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay.

City Lab
October 5, 2017

The man suspected of firing down into an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, killing at least 59 people and injuring 527, managed to haul at least 23 firearms—plus ammunition, gun stands, scopes, and other accessories—into his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay.

NPR
September 12, 2017

As the world goes digital, cybersecurity is becoming more and more important. Take, for example, the recent breach of Equifax credit monitoring, which exposed personal information of more than half of all Americans.

KNPR News
September 5, 2017

It’s back to school time, including for those interested in serving on boards of education. A new class designed to boost the skills of those interested in serving on school boards is being launched by the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas, the philanthropic arm of the Metro Chamber.

NPR
August 14, 2017

Anti-government militants are using social media to promote armed protests. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on jailed rancher Cliven Bundy, his followers and Facebook Live.

NPR
July 31, 2017

In the rural West, the jailed rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia followers were early and savvy users of social media. Bundy is the man who inspired two armed standoffs against federal agents over control of U.S. public lands. Now, as a series of federal trials has begun for the 2014 standoff near the Bundy ranch, his followers are regularly using Facebook Live to do their own reporting on the cases.

WalletHub
July 10, 2017

Running a city is a tall order. The governments of large cities, especially, can be more complex and difficult to manage than entire countries. In addition to representing the residents they serve, local leaders must balance the public’s diverse interests with the city’s limited resources. Consequently, not everyone’s needs can or will be met. Leaders must carefully consider which services are most essential, which agencies’ budgets to cut or boost, whether and how high to raise taxes, among other important decisions that affect the daily lives of city dwellers.

WalletHub
July 10, 2017

Running a city is a tall order. The governments of large cities, especially, can be more complex and difficult to manage than entire countries.