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A new president, a new ballgame

W&M Government Professor Paul Manna’s self-made online game features trivia on American presidents and America’s favorite pastime.

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William & Mary renovates Tyler Hall

William & Mary students taking classes in economics, government, international relations and public policy this fall will enjoy updated classrooms and new technology in the newly renovated John Tyler Hall.

W&M professor shares his research on the wage gap

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.

Students board the 'SHIP' to healthy living

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.

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W&M wins Madison Cup. End of debate.

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

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."

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PIPS Fellows Celebrate with Symposium

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.

What to expect from the 2016 New Hampshire primary

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.

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Economic Policy in Action

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, W&M MPP'93, named Chief Financial Officer of Fairfax County

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.

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Narrative medicine examines charts and hearts

Collaborative program between W&M and Eastern Virginia Medical School is teaching that the stories behind the illness are important for good healthcare, too.

Intriguing internships: digital marketing in Paris

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.

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TJPPP Alum in the News

Medicaid Health Plans of America Flexes Its Policy Chops, Hires Medicaid Expert Ashley Gray (MPP'14)

50 Most Innovative Public Service Schools in the U.S. 2015

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.