In 2011, the College of William & Mary and the Pulitzer Center formally launched their Campus Consortium partnership. It began October 16-17 with the first session of a specially-designed Sharp Seminar, bringing together William & Mary students and Pulitzer Center journalists to promote global learning and quality storytelling in journalism over the course of the academic year. "Bringing The Story Home," a campus-wide event October 17 offered the entire William & Mary community an opportunity to hear from the journalists.
“Our partnership with the College of William & Mary offers a great opportunity to connect strong academic research with solid international journalism,” said Ann Peters, Pulitzer Center director of development and outreach. “We anticipate rich conversations between the students and the journalists over the course of these next months. We are eager to see how the students integrate the storytelling techniques they discover and build on during the seminar into new opportunities for reaching diverse audiences on a range of issues.”
“While William & Mary provides students with many opportunities to write as scholars for other scholars, this course is designed to help the students improve their abilities to write as a citizen for other citizens,” said Joel Schwartz, director of the Charles Center at the College.
2011-2012 Sharp Seminar Participants
- Morgan Barker - Seeing Disability
- Mitch Caudill - Reclassifying Chimpanzees
- Kate Furgurson - Labor Policy in the 2012 Farm Bill
- Sharon Hartzell - Peeking into Appalachia: Is the "Outsider Activist" a myth?
- Dylan Kolhoff - The Future of Democracy in China
- Ani-Rae Lovell - Full Court Press: Pursuing rights protection in state court
- Gabrielle Names - Capturing the 'I'iwi
- Jasmine Rodenburg - The Future of Xcel Energy in Colorado
- Lisa Sthreshley - Does Congo Really Need Us?
- Rachel Wallace - Exploring Mattey's Garden