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The science of political polarization and social media

To better understand how politics play out online, W&M News spoke with Jaime Settle, associate professor of government at William & Mary. She is the director of the Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab and her book, Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.

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W&M alumni coordinate vaccine distribution with Operation Warp Speed

When the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus vaccine, Operation Warp Speed’s distribution plans sprang into action — and so did two William & Mary alumni.

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Minor in Educational Studies offers undergraduate students a new dimension to their major

When he started at W&M as a freshman with an interest in government, Aidan Gosset ’22 had no idea he’d end up creating his own major focused on education. It soon became his goal as he began taking classes within the interdisciplinary Minor in Educational Studies offered by the W&M School of Education.

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Ask an election expert: What happens now?

Rebecca Green, co-director of W&M's Election Law Program, explains what comes next in the American democratic process.

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W&M establishes Social Justice Policy Initiative

William & Mary students and faculty have formalized and expanded several programs focusing on equity issues in the local community, and added new ones, with the establishment of the Social Justice Policy Initiative in the sociology department.

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Government Faculty & Former Students Publish in CSAE

Professor Phil Roessler + former students publish "Cash Crop Revolution, Colonialism and Legacies of Spatial Inequality: Evidence from Africa" via Centre for the Study of African Economies.

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NYT quotes Jaime Settle on Politics & Human Nature

NYT author quotes Professor Settle's research in article discussing the affects of polarization and individual's views on current public health recommendations concerning the corona virus.