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e.polis Volume VI, Winter 2014

50th Anniversary Issue of e.polis

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Urban Studies Programs (USP) is celebrating 50 years of innovative urban research and teaching. As one of the original four “peaks of excellence” at UWM, USP helped establish the campus in the 1960s as a premier urban university, and continues its commitment to fostering cutting edge urban research and the rigorous training of students to meet the challenges facing urban communities in the United States and around the world.

This anniversary year marks a number of speaker events and urban summits, alumni reunions and oral histories as we reflect on the past 50 years and map out the future ahead. The current issue of e.polis continues in that tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship and problem-focused research, as well as looking back and forward in assessing the field. Enjoy this issue and we invite you to join us in our year of celebration.

Gestina Sewell, MS Student
e.polis Production Editor
e.polis Editorial Board
Jasmine Alinder, Ph.D.
Urban Studies Director
Jamie Harris, Ph.D.
Urban Studies Associate Director

Inside this Issue

Interview with UAA's Director, Dr. Margaret Wilder
An Interview with Dr. Margaret Wilder, Urban Affairs Association Director
Interviewed by Gestina Sewell, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 1-7.

Winner of the 2013 Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research
Making News in Milwaukee: Two Newspapers’ Coverage of Police Brutality
Ronald Smith, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 8-29.

2013 USP Student Forum Article
The “Cultural Deprivation” of Milwaukee’s Youth: An Analysis of the Black History Protests in Milwaukee’s Public Schools
Lucas John Wolff, History Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 30-59.

Book Review I
The City That Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control by Frank E. Zimring. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 272 pages.
Scott R. Letteney, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 60-63.

Book Review II
Understanding Cultural Globalization by Paul Hopper. Cambridge; Malden: Polity Press, 2007, 233 pages.
Mehdi Nejatbakhsh, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 64-68.

2013 USP Senior Capstone Seminar Paper
Housing: Affordable, Adequate, and Accessible
Samantha Fleischman, Urban Studies Undergraduate Major, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 69-80.

e.polis 2013 Open Submission
Off-Track: The Failure of Light Rail in Milwaukee
Neal A. Johnson, MS Student in Urban Studies Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 81-101.

Scholar Profile
An Interview with Dr. Paru Shah, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Interviewed by Katie Witz, Urban Studies Programs Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
e.polis 2014 6: 102-112.