The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University has selected three people for the first-ever Mondale Research Fellowships.
The fellows, who have research projects about local elected officials, are:
- Lori Sturdevant, Star Tribune, “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement”
- Ryan Lee Cartwright, American Studies, University of Minnesota, “‘Four Feathered Hats’: The First Cohort of Women in the Minnesota State Legislature”
- Jed Ipsen, associate director, Caux Round Table, “Governor Arne Carlson’s Rescue of Minnesota’s Triple A Bond Rating”
Humphrey School Dean Eric Schwartz said studies of Minnesota’s tradition of public service are important:
“We sometimes lose sight of the imperative of public service and the enormous contributions it makes to our community. Understanding and spotlighting Minnesota’s great public servants is a way to honor them and to honor the work of laboring for the common good.”
The recipients were honored this week at the Humphrey Public Leadership Awards. Former Vice President Walter Mondale, for whom the fellowships are named, was also given the Distinguished Educator Award “for his extraordinary commitment to educating students, scholars, and officials in the practice of public affairs with integrity and civility.”