Is airline travel about to get even more expensive in 2014?
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe names TJ Board of Advisor, Paul Reagan, his chief of staff.
Round two of the EVMS/W&M Collaborative Grant program is now open to all full-time faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Selected from more than 100 applicants, three W&M students participated in the prestigious Governor's Fellows Program in Richmond, Va., this summer.
Ten research projects involving faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School will each receive $10,000 in funding as part of a program to foster collaboration between researchers at the two institutions.
Thirteen recent William & Mary graduates have been awarded Fulbright U.S. student grants, tying an institutional record set in 2010
Professors Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Robert Sanchez help students understand the nuances of immigration policies.
Jack Cooper, MPP '14, is the first recipient of the Brenna Jean Vorhis Summer Internship Award.
Among scholars, analysts, and observers, there is general agreement that our current education system requires major improvements.
The Schroeder Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural Health Policy Awards for Student Scholarship program.
Meredith Dost, a Public Policy major and member of the class of 2013, has won Texas A&M University’s 2013 Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Latino Politics.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today unanimously elected alumnus Todd A. Stottlemyer '85 as William & Mary’s next rector.
Despite being an outstanding student at William & Mary, student commencement speaker Devin Braun believes that standing out may not always be the best way to accomplish goals.
This spring, the Schroeder Center awarded its first set of Small Grants Program awards to four faculty members for research in health policy. The new program will increase support for faculty-led health policy research projects at William & Mary, an important objective of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy.
Government Professor John Gilmour discusses the 2013 sequestration battle.
Junior Niall Garrahan's report, "Open Land Utility: A Study of Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Recreation in Boise, Idaho," has become a valuable reference for both state and local officials in Idaho.
This press release highlights the outstanding work by the TJPPP Policy Research Team of Devin Braun, Ryan Endorf, and Stephen Parker engaged to examine the prospective impact of higher fuel efficiency standards on the federal Highway Trust Fund.
The Federal Reserve could be charting a course that leaves the highly profitable central bank with no extra income to hand over to the U.S. Treasury for several years.
President Barack Obama nominated Mary Jo White ’70 to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has an instrumental role in implementing Wall Street reform.
In recognition of the United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week, William & Mary will host a one-day conference, “The Importance of Multi-Faith Understanding and the Dangers of Religious Intolerance,” on Feb. 3.
A report prepared by Isabelle Cohen, Thomas Freiling and Eric Robinson (MPPs class of 2012) is cited in Nate Silver's article entitled "What is Driving Growth in Government Spending?"
Today, Rick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, released his 2013 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, which attempts to recognize university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education.
"Health Affairs," a national health policy journal, features study by William & Mary economists in Nov. issue.
Advice for the winner of next week's election.
The William & Mary news staff recently wrote a piece on Professor John Gilmour's article in the November issue of Public Administration Review which has garnered attention from other media sources.
William & Mary study finds competition in state races down, putting uncontested seats at a 10-year high.
This TJPPP study shows a decline in state legislative competition.
With the approach of the second presidential debate, Correspondent Peter Maer speaks with veteran political observer Professor John McGlennon of the College of William and Mary.
TJPPP Interns at The Consumer Federation of America
TJPPP Interns at The Nature Conservancy
Professor finds intergenerational impacts of long-term lease agreements can be significant.
Harrison (MPP '10) is the new business development and research manager at the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development.
David Feldman, professor and chair of the department of economics, received the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' 2012 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Schroeder Center faculty affiliate, Melissa McInerney, Ph.D., is one of five recipients of a 2012 Steven H. Sandell Grant.
The Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
Sarah Stafford, professor of economics, public policy and law, will take the reins as director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy this summer.
Public policy program announces appointment of two new Program Board members.
Hamline University is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Eric R. Jensen as its provost.
Seven entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the College while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy has achieved much in the 25 years since its inception. Programs are really about people, however, and this occasion is a chance to celebrate the contributions of committed faculty, nurturing advisors and other friends of the Program, and talented students. Please join us in celebrating our first quarter-century of public policy education at the College of William and Mary.
Molly Bulman '12 will receive the Monroe Prize for Civic Engagement during William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony.
Paul Manna, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, was recently named one of the nation's top 100 education policy scholars.
W&M Law School announces 2011 Anderson Scholars.
Business, law and government faculty shared their views on the state of the economy for the fourth annual Economy Forum. All five professors agreed the recovery will take more time.
Jefferson Program announces new board members.
A grant will allow researchers from the Schroeder Center for Health Policy to study the impact of Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) on health services.
The Association of Governing Boards announced today that Jeffrey B. Trammell ’73 has been appointed to its Council of Board Chairs.
After two successful hiring seasons, William & Mary Law School welcomed four new full-time professors to its ranks in 2010 and 2011. Sarah L. Stafford joined the law school as the Paul R. Verkuil Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Law, a joint appointment between the Law School and the Department of Economics.
William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy receives grant to study medicare payment systems.
Program announcement on new departmental board members.
On April 28, the Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program welcomed E.J. Dionne to speak at its seventh annual alumni event in the W&M Washington Office.
Twenty exceptional William & Mary faculty members have received prestigious Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence this year.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors recently appointed several faculty members to distinguished and designated professorships during the board's April meeting in Williamsburg.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today unanimously elected alumnus Jeffrey B. Trammell '73 as the College’s next rector.
“Our students come here looking for opportunities to discover new things and to work closely with faculty and share ideas. The SHIP project helps give them that,” says Professor Mellor.
A compromise between Democrats and Republicans would help avert the confrontation looming over the budget. In the current atmosphere, however, compromise is seen as a sell-out, not a crucial element of governing. Tea Party adherents admire Ronald Reagan and scorn compromise, but Reagan understood the need for compromise.
In his new book "Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities," Paul Manna details the successes and failures of No Child Left Behind.
William & Mary lost a great friend and mentor, Lee Rawls.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy announced new board members in November.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine spoke with students in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy Nov. 15.
For the majority of Americans, higher education is more affordable today than it was a decade ago, according to Robert Archibald and David Feldman, professors of economics and public policy at William & Mary.
What happens when federal officials try to accomplish goals that depend on the resources and efforts of state and local governments?
Founder, Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
President, Richmond Tea Party
It's the first national title for '03 alum and volunteer assistant coach of Tribe track and field.
L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr. HON '08, Edward L. Flippen M.B.A. '67, J.D. '74, and Laura L. Flippin '92 have been appointed to William & Mary's Board of Visitors, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday. Additionally, Charles A. Banks III HON '05 has been reappointed to a second term on the College's governing body.
That's one finding in a new study by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy at the College of William & Mary.
A study conducted by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy shows a direct correlation between childhood obesity and the proximity of a child's home to fast food restaurants.
Professor Jennifer Mellor has won a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
Every year, the Economics Department gives out the Robert A. Barry award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior.
Alan Meese '86, Ball Professor of Law, and Sarah Stafford, the Paul Verkuil Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, co-taught two courses during the fall 2009 semester.
Lou Rossiter is a research professor at the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary. He is former Secretary of Health and Human Resources for Virginia and has written a book on Medicare reform.
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.
Seniors stand to benefit from expanded long-term services and medication discounts in the proposed health reform legislation, panelists said during a forum Thursday.
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.
TJPPP International Interns
TJPPP Interns at GAO
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.
It is no secret that the hot topic in Washington DC right now is health care reform.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy at the College of William & Mary has started the 2009-2010 academic year with a new name and a new director.
Christina Romer ('81) often is asked whether she likes her new job as chair of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. In retrospect, she may, she said, just as she came to love her alma mater.
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.
On April 3rd 2008, in their final policy dialogue for the Spring Semester, TJPPP students traveled to the District.
On Friday, February 27th students from TJPPP went to DC for their first Policy Dialogue of the Spring Semester.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy hosted a campus lecture Oct. 31 by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller.
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).
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.
As Sen. Hillary Clinton's concession speech echoed through Washington last week, pundits and analysts continued to debate whether the lengthy Democratic primary fight will help or hurt the party in the fall.
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.
As policy students, it is important to learn and understand the issues that are pressing for society.
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.
How Should Virginia's Healthcare System Be Reformed? 2008 Topic: State Health Policy and Health Information Technology
Indiana raised $3.8 billion for road improvements by leasing its toll road to a private company. New Jersey has been considering privatizing the New Jersey Turnpike and raising tens of billions to erase state debts.
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).
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).
A new report reveals that when it comes to access to health care, the rich stay well and the poor get sicker. The Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy at the College of William & Mary released grim results from a survey on access to physician care in greater Williamsburg.
(Williamsburg, Va.) - Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt, has appointed College of William and Mary faculty member, Louis F. Rossiter, Ph.D., to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The appointment is effective immediately and runs through July of 2011.
This bold statement, made by Robert Hess, opened the most recent Friday in D.C. policy talk.
According to a study conducted by the SchroederCenter for Healthcare Policy at the College of William & Mary, Virginia will need up to three new care centers to meet the projected long-term care needs of Virginia veterans.
Each year, graduate students in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy (TJPPP) have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. once a month and engage in a dialogue with policy experts.
All students in the Thomas Jefferson Program for Public Policy (TJPPP) complete a compulsory internship between their first and second year in the program. These internships give students real-world policy experience, encourage them to explore potential future employers, jobs, and locations, and also help them to grow as individuals and professionals.
The Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary selected York for a class project in 2006. The analysis judged York to have the best climate for business among its peers, equal to that of Albemarle and Hanover.
'99 TJPPP Alum, Michael Cassidy, and 2nd year MPP student, Cory Kaufman, collaborated over the summer to produce a report which reveals that Virginia is headed toward a potential budget deficit of $1.2 billion as soon as 2008-2010.
Ed Moran, MPP class of '05, added another chapter to his storied career when he captured the gold medal in the 5,000-meter event at the 15th Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 23.
As the House and Senate debate the future of U.S. immigration policy, Research Professor Harriet Duleep of W&M's Jefferson Program in Public Policy was asked to testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Immigration.
Often times a class is simply that - something that you go to, read for, and potentially even contribute to. But what happens when a class goes well beyond that?
For the second time in the past year, the College's administration will receive a proposal aimed at making the school more environmentally friendly.
Will Federspiel's experience in the working world informed his decision to pursue a joint degree in law and public policy. As an undergraduate at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, he majored in political science.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy has been bringing the best minds together in the pursuit of creating and changing policy since 1987.
In the morning session with Harry Patrinos of the World Bank, the students learned of the success of education projects conducted in rural areas of Mexico.
After obtaining a degree in sociology from Poland's Warsaw University, international student Joanna Conder knew she wanted to study in America.
Working as a broker in Minneapolis, Amanda Elkin asked herself, "Is this something I want to do for the rest of my life?" Her answer was "no," which led Amanda to William & Mary's public policy program.
One of the few students studying both public policy and marine science, Geoff Wikel's path to graduate school has been "a circumambulatory process."
Louis F. Rossiter has been named director of the Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy, a division of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy.
For the next six months, the Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy will be focusing their attention on the health services required by Virginia's nearly 3/4 of a million veterans.
Given the high-level positions of our two distinguished guests, the speakers engaged the group in a surprisingly informal conversation about American foreign policy.
A College of William and Mary study rates the city tops because of many factors.
College campuses are touted as an oasis of contrasting ideas. But is there a way to chart ideological candor?
For an academic who was so integrally involved in the research behind the United Nations' January discussions to upgrade its Environmental Programme (UNEP) at the expense of creating a more potent organization, Maria Ivanova, assistant professor of government and environmental policy at the College, seemed curiously ambivalent about the pending decision.
The following first-person essay is written by Banan Malkawi ('05) concerning her introduction to doing business in Iraq. She serves as an international development consultant for TransOcean International, a corporation founded by William and Mary alumni and TJPPP Board of Advisors Douglas R. Cook ('81) and William E. Pommerening ('80).
The Center for Public Policy Research reports on the results of a study that involved collaboration between the College of William and Mary, the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health, and the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Occasionally, professors from the Jefferson Program in Public Policy have the opportunity to present their research or share their expertise in their field with other academics and policymakers.
This publication assesses the performance of UNEP as the mandated anchor institution for the global environment.
Students from the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy took their second and final fall semester in D.C. policy discussion panel trip on Friday, November 3, 2006.
A study, released this week by the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William and Mary, shows the number of contested state legislative seats are on the rise. The report examined all 6,000 state legislative contests up for election nation-wide Nov. 7 and found more than 100 additional contested seats than in 2002.
Every year, first year students (First Years) in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy (TJPPP) participate in a two-day trip to Washington, D.C. The trip has become a rite of passage in years past, and is a hallmark of the program.
Promising new tactics in the government's attempts to reign in environmental polluters are no substitute for tough enforcement of existing regulations, Sarah Stafford, associate professor of economics at the College, said during the College's Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled "Environmentalists in the Boardroom" on Oct. 8.
This report examines a federal performance budgeting initiative, the Performance Assessment Rating Tool, or PART, that was launched five years ago by the Office of Management and Budget.
One of the most unique aspects of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy (TJPPP) is its informal access to the policymakers, lawmakers, and analysts in Washington, D.C.
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the College of William and Mary, Carl Strikwerda, presents the 8th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "Environmentalists in the Boardroom: Using Public Policy to Encourage Corporate Responsibility" by Sarah Stafford, associate professor of economics, Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.
The Center for Public Policy Research of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William and Mary is pleased to announce that researcher Christine Jensen has received a $25,000 grant from the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF) to study the relationship between Alzheimer's patients, their families and their doctors.
Each year, the International Political Science Association's Research Committee on the Structure of Governance sponsors the Levine Prize.
Following his lecture at the law school, Gen. Anthony Zinni (U.S.M.C., ret.) met with the public policy students at an informal luncheon here in our own MPR. He spoke to the students about his lecture titled "America's Role in a Changed World" and followed up with a Q&A session.
In School's In, Paul Manna looks over forty years of national education policymaking and asserts that although Washington's influence over American schools has indeed increased, we should neither overestimate the expansion of federal power nor underestimate the resiliency and continuing influence of the states.
Violence between Palestinians and Israelis in the Middle East has a deep and long history, but the popular notion that both sides are engaged in a never-ending cycle of attacks and counter-attacks may be wrong, according to a recent report by David A. Jaeger, associate professor of economics and public policy at the College, and M. Daniele Paserman, assistant professor of economics at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
There are no shortcuts for faculty members as they strive for excellence in the classrooms at William and Mary.
Incursion this summer by Israeli military forces into southern Lebanon represents only "the most recent indication of failed policies in the Middle East," Lawrence Wilkerson told a gathering of the James City County Democratic Committee Aug. 17.
Sandra Day O'Connor's first appearance - albeit unofficial - as chancellor of the College occurred when she spent 20 minutes meeting with first-year graduate students in The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy who were in Washington, D.C.
Louis F. Rossiter, research professor of public policy at the College of William and Mary, was named to a working group of Virginia's Government and Regulatory Task Force.
President Bush recommended sweeping health-care reform and urged Congressional action this year in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Noted health economist Louis Rossiter, director of the College's Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy, former Secretary of Health and Human Resources in Virginia discussed the proposals and their likely impact on the country, the health-care industry and for the state of Virginia with the W&M News.
Ron Rapoport's long research career has resulted in a book that details the impact of third parties on U.S. politics, Three's a Crowd: The Dynamic of Third Parties, Ross Perot, and Republican Resurgence.
Immigration is woven deep into the history of the United States, a nation that was founded by immigrants and always has had a rather liberal policy regarding legal immigration. Today, however, the country is facing increasing challenges concerning illegal as well as legal immigration.
William and Mary has been selected as one of 15 contract recipients nationwide by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct Medicare and Medicaid research and demonstrations.
The government department at the College was awarded three grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $371,807 for the coming school year.