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2005-07 News

Healthcare gap is widening - Harder for poor people to find a doctor

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.

Rossiter appointed to National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

(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.

Lou Rossiter
Study shows need for additional veterans care facilities in Virginia

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.

Policy Dialogue in DC - National Security Reform

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.

Internship Experiences at GAO

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.

York Sparkles in Business Survey

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.

Michael J. Cassidy
New Report on State Budget Released

'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 '05 captures Pan-American gold

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.

Students lobby College to go Green

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 '08: Law and Public Policy

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.

Education Policy

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.

Amanda Elkin '07: International Economics and Public Policy

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.

TJPPP's Schroeder Center to study care for veterans

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.

Ivanova still seeks environmental leadership

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.

Policy, Business and the Future of Iraq

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).

Energy Policy Friday in D.C. Talk

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.

W&M program releases report on contested elections

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.

Environmentalists in the Boardroom

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.

Immigration Policy Dialogue - Friday, September 29, 2006

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.

William and Mary hosts 8th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture

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.

College research center to study how families cope with Alzheimer's

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.

Zinni Discusses 'America's Role in a Changed World' with public policy students

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.

School's In

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.

Jaeger research considers cycle of violence

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.

'Hubris' fuels Israeli and U.S. mistakes in the Middle East says Wilkerson

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.

O'Connor meets with public policy students

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.

Rossiter named to state task force

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.

Q&A with Rossiter: Bush's health-care proposals

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.

Q&A with Rapoport: The validity of Perot and third parties

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 debate explores positions and solutions

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.

Medicare and Medicaid research under way

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.

Government department nabs three NSF grants

The government department at the College was awarded three grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $371,807 for the coming school year.