"We're pretty close to winning sufficient support for future redistricting,” said Brian Cannon, executive director of the redistricting reform group OneVirginia2021.
Oct. 4, 2017
"During the campaign and early in the administration, I think there were a lot of indications that the war against terrorism—or the continuation of that idea—would be the driving motivation of Trump foreign policy." — Phil Potter (photo of 9/11 Memorial courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Oct. 3, 2017
“This isn’t just about party politics, it’s about lack of representation. In the 2015 elections, only one of the two major parties bothered to field a candidate in 71 percent of House of Delegates districts. Only half of the State Senate districts saw a real race.” — Batten student Mary Peyton Baskin and University of Richmond professor Stephen Nash (photos courtesy of Baskin and Nash)
Sep. 28, 2017
“We believe that a focus on who can actually get things done in Congress will be a valuable addition to the dialogue, particularly in today’s polarized environment," said Volden, shown here shaking hands with U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) Behind them is Alan Wiseman. (photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University)
Sep. 27, 2017
The Batten School, UVA Wise, and Southwestern Virginia Technology Council are partnering to host the third and final debate between Gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam (Photo courtesy of Roanoke Times).
Sep. 22, 2017
Batten’s Sophie Trawalter, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology, is one of the speakers at the Saturday, Sept. 23 "Dialogues on Race and Inequity" presentations on UVA Grounds. Her talk "On the Importance of Public Space" will be at 1 p.m. at the Alderman Scholar’s Lab in Alderman Library. (photo of UVA Rotunda courtesy of UVA Facebook page)
Sep. 21, 2017
Affordability and access to hands-on work opportunities give students social entrepreneurship experience though the new Royster-Lawton Fellows program, directed by Batten's Christine Mahoney. (photos courtesy of UVA Today)
Sep. 20, 2017
Eppler's lacrosse successes took her to Mexico's international team; now it's on to England to play, coach, and earn her second master's degree. (photo courtesy of VirginiaSports)
Sep. 19, 2017
Batten's Jeff Bergner analyzes President Donald Trump's relationship with the U.S. Congress in this essay in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. "...Trump could confront a unified Congress, a body that possesses far more constitutional power than the presidency." (photo by Susan Sterner, courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Sep. 15, 2017
"We believe that a focus on who can actually get things done in Congress will be a valuable addition to the dialogue, particularly in today’s polarized environment." — Craig Volden (photo by Martin Falbisoner, Wikipedia entry for United States Capitol)
Sep. 11, 2017
"Never has there been a greater need for...enlightened and ethical leaders who leave the Grounds prepared for public life," said Dean Allan C. Stam, quoting benefactor Frank Batten.
Sep. 5, 2017
Christopher Ruhm spoke about the economic link to the national opioid epidemic an interview with Bloomberg News' Joe Weisenthal, Abigail Doolittle and Julie Hyman. (photo courtesy Bloomberg News)
Aug. 28, 2017