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2008-09 Archive

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Policy Dialogues in DC: Emerging Trends in Emergency Management

One of the most fascinating aspects of public policy is that its effects can be felt in most areas of daily life. On November 6, Jefferson Program students were given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of emergency management during the second fall semester policy dialogue.

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Inaugural Bolin Fellowships announced

The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, the William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts have collaborated to create the Bolin Fellowship which provides tuition and a paid internship for minority students enrolled in the college's joint master of public policy and juris doctorate program.

William & Mary to host forum on healthcare reform

The Schroeder Center for Health Policy and the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy will host a forum on healthcare reform and how it may impact Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Daily Double: Jeopardy! AND William & Mary

Ever since he could answer the $200 questions at age 10, Patrick Tucker said, it's been a childhood dream of his to appear on "Jeopardy!" He did more than that recently - the soon-to-be William & Mary graduate student not only appeared on the show but took home $100,000 for winning the 2009 Jeopardy! College Championship.

Responses to the Financial Crisis

On April 3rd 2008, in their final policy dialogue for the Spring Semester, TJPPP students traveled to the District.

Policy Dialogues in DC- The Press and Public Policy

On Friday, November 7th, we were fortunate enough to sit down with William and Mary graduates working in Washington DC as press secretaries and to speak with an acclaimed investigative journalist from National Public Radio (NPR).

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PLAID receives nearly $2 million in funding

An interdisciplinary program dedicated to offering detailed, accessible information on the flow of international aid will receive some aid of its own in the form of nearly $2 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Schroeder Center symposium discusses Virginia healthcare reform

In today's economic environment, electronic health records (EHR's) offer the biggest opportunities and the biggest risks in healthcare reform, Michael Tripathi told participants at the Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy's 2008 Healthcare Symposium at the College of William and Mary.

Energy Policy Dialogue in D.C.

As policy students, it is important to learn and understand the issues that are pressing for society.

Moving up the Rankings

College administrators, parents and prospective students look in earnest each year to rankings such as those that come from U.S. News and World Report. But two William and Mary economics professors have found that there may be a better way to compare schools. When they run the numbers, the difference in outcomes is significant.

Global Electrification

Will Hausman's just published (April 2008) book is titled Global Electrification: Multinational Enterprise and International Finance in the History of Light and Power, 1878-2007 (with Mira Wilkins and Peter Hertner).

Health Policy Takes Center Stage

Beyond the general policy coursework of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, Master's candidates often pursue a particular policy field of interest. A significant number of students within the program have chosen to study health policy and a select few have been honored as Schroeder Healthcare Policy Fellows (Cory Kaufman, Geoffrey Peck, David Sitcovsky, Massey Whorley, and Stefanie Whorton).