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Pew's Michael Ettlinger Named Founding Director Of Carsey School Of Public Policy


  The University of New Hampshire has named a Founding Director for its new Carsey School of Public Policy. 

Michael Ettlinger comes to Durham from Washington D.C., where, he is a senior director of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ fiscal and economic projects. 

Before arriving at Pew, Ettlinger was vice president for economic policy at the left-leaning think tank, Center for American Progress. However, Ettlinger says, he believes academics should be apolitical:  

Certainly we’d be doing a disservice to the students and the research if we took a particular point of view at the Carsey School. 

The new Carsey School is scheduled to open later this summer.  It was created by a $20 million gift from UNH alum and Emmy Award-winning TV producer, Marcia Carsey.