According to the U.S. president’s Council of Economic Advisers, women make up about 47 percent of the labor force. Women also hold 49.3 percent of jobs, therefore making them equal or primary breadwinners in the American household. That difference – often referred to as the gender wage gap – is a controversial topic in America and brings about strong arguments about its potential causes.
It's not often school-age kids swarm for a taste of cabbage. But that's what happened at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School, as students eagerly flocked to a cafeteria cart serving cooked samples of bok choy.
Four organizations, including the U.S. Tennis Association, name Tribe club tennis national club of the year for 2016.
Debate team members Ben Marks and Venu Katta take home the top prize in the prestigious competition featuring 35 other schools.
It takes a research university to bring together the resources required to address big questions, but the term “research university” takes a bit of unpacking in the context of an institution that, as the charter mandates, "shall be called and denominated, for ever, the College of William and Mary."
This year's class of outstanding student fellows of the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS) will present and field questions on their original policy research at the PIPS Annual Symposium in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2016.
More than 150 grad students from the arts and sciences presented their research March 18-19 at the Sadler Center
More young adults are benefiting from non-emergency hospital care under the Affordable Care Act, student researchers said Friday, but the legislation has resulted in scant improvements to primary care physician access or to reducing emergency room use for non-emergency conditions.
Professor of government John J. McGlennon recently joined William & Mary News to discuss the upcoming 2016 New Hampshire primary, which is scheduled to take place February 9.
Amy Sebring will begin her work at William & Mary in January 2016.
Thomas Arthur Vaughn Professor of Economics Alfredo Pereira and Dr. Rui Pereira were instrumental in the design and implementation of green fiscal reform in Portugal. Based on their recommendations, a new tax on carbon dioxide, indexed to the price of carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union Emissions trading system was approved by Parliament, and enacted on January 1st, 2015 through Decree-Law n.o 82-D/2014.
Joe Mondoro was appointed chief financial officer (CFO) and director of the Department of Management and Budget (DMB) by the Board of Supervisors today at its meeting. He has been the acting CFO and director of DMB since April and prior to that was deputy director of DMB since 2004.
Professors Daifeng He and Peter McHenry recently published an article in Health Economics entitled "Does Formal Employment Reduce Informal Caregiving?"
Former W&M Public Policy Director, Eric R. Jensen, has just been named the 19th President of Illinois Wesleyan University.
Collaborative program between W&M and Eastern Virginia Medical School is teaching that the stories behind the illness are important for good healthcare, too.
Program adds international development and policy curriculum.
Mariana Navarrete Morales, MBA/MPP '16, is a digital marketing intern with Chatabl, a start-up company founded in 2014 by a team of French and American entrepreneurs and based in Paris, France.
They've been assigned to departments within USAID bureaus in Washington, D.C.
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability has announced its Spring 2015 Green Fee Awards.
Elizabeth Pelletier, a Public Policy major and 2014 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of William & Mary, has received the Best Undergraduate Poster Award for her poster presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA).
Medicaid Health Plans of America Flexes Its Policy Chops, Hires Medicaid Expert Ashley Gray (MPP'14)
The Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center March 20-21, 2015.
W&M News talks with Assistant Professor of Economics Nicholas Sanders about his new study and how a team's participation in the Super Bowl can lead greater transmission of flu among their fans.
The College of William and Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy traces its roots to the leadership and passion of this nation’s Founding Fathers. The competitive program only admits 25 students a year into it’s Master’s in Public Policy program, ensuring that the brightest and most ambitious students develop a close-knit community and close relationships with faculty. The public service school places 73rd on U.S. News’ list of best programs, and offers such innovative opportunities as the Friday Policy Dialogues, Policy Research Seminars, and an Alumni Mentoring Program. Bachelor’s degree students will also be happy to hear that the department encourages and provides many resources for undergraduate research.
Major party competition for the nation’s more than 5,800 state legislative seats up for election has dropped again this year, falling to its lowest level in the past seven federal election cycles.
An active partnership between the U.S. State Department and William & Mary, the Diplomacy Lab continues this year with multiple projects sponsored by the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, including the Project on International Peace & Security (PIPS), AidData, Reform Incentives and the Center for African Development (CAD).
Graduate student Isaac (Ike) Irby of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently returned from Washington D.C. where he spent his summer working with the nation’s top scientists within the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
As a joint degree student working towards an MPP at the Thomas Jefferson Program and a PhD at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, I am interested in science advisory and the process of science policy development at the national and international levels.
This past summer I worked with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts.
According to scholars on both sides of the health aid debate, the debate is over. Those who declare that health aid works and those who maintain that health aid fails both claim consensus. How can this be?
City officials have known for years that the state's monthly unemployment figures overstated unemployment in Williamsburg. Now, thanks to a study by students at the College of William and Mary, they know why.
Several awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members during the 2014 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
This tour of the nation’s capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district.
Across the fifty U.S. states, systems of education governance vary.
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) released a new infrastructure report prepared by W&M TJPPP students Sarah Beason, Irina Calos, and Meghan Stubblebine
The second round of Collaborative Grants have been awarded to three teams from William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
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.