"I want to know what the North Koreans are going to ask for. They have been very quiet about it so far, offering vague promises instead of saying what they might want. That is the big question for me." — Todd Sechser
June 11, 2018
Maggie Gratz, an accelerated Master's degree graduate, will serve as an English teaching assistant in Jaffna, Sri Lanka beginning in the fall.
May 31, 2018
"It’s the combination of Batten and Darden that has brought me to this place." — 2018 dual graduate Parks Daniel.
May 31, 2018
Master's degree graduates Madison Lahey, Grant Schwab, and Mary Greeson will begin work this summer in the Fiscal Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly.
May 23, 2018
More than three dozen 2018 Batten graduates received year-end recognition with an impressive range of accolades honoring intellectual curiosity, athletic success, character, service, and kindness, among other attributes.
May 21, 2018
"Do your best to make the world better, but don’t try to compel it to mirror your ideas in every particular. This will make you permanently unhappy." — Jeff Bergner, who teaches the Batten Capstone Seminar "War Powers."
May 18, 2018
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) spoke in April to students in Professor Gerald Warburg's course, “Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century."
May 11, 2018
Paul Martin's class will address the theme of political mobilization, focusing on movements as diverse as civil rights; tax revolt in California; and labor and union activity in coal mining regions of West Virginia, southern Virginia and Tennessee; and other social actions as well. (photo by Don Hamerman)
May 10, 2018
Althea Pickering will join the World Food Programme in D.C. as a partnerships officer. The organization is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and resilience. (photo courtesy of Dan Addison, University Communications)
May 8, 2018
"I teach students, not courses. I know I have met my main objective when my students begin to see the world in a different way." — Dan Player (photo by Jack Looney)
May 4, 2018
Our public universities have to do more to make sure they’re not merely credentialing factories for the already advantaged, and that they are instead actively building pipelines for students from high schools like mine, composed of large numbers of minority and low-income students, struggling with accreditation, and stuck with low college enrollment. Policymakers should take steps to ensure this happens.
May 3, 2018