One of the major planks of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign was his pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the centerpiece of President Obama’s health care reform efforts. But what, exactly, will that mean?
Nov. 17, 2016
The Hague
As students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy continue to gain quantitative data and analysis skills they are putting themselves in a cutting-edge category to make them more competitive in the global arena.
Nov. 11, 2016
Approximately nine out of 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any other time in history, but millions remain uninsured, quality is uneven, costs are high and trending upward and Medicare’s insolvency is two years closer, now projected to be in 2028.
Nov. 10, 2016
Though Tuesday’s election answered one key question – who will become America’s president in January – Donald Trump’s surprise victory may have raised more questions than it answered as American voters, investors and leaders worldwide consider the ramifications of a Trump presidency.
Nov. 10, 2016
Professor Jennifer Doleac
Low-skilled workers, particularly those with criminal records, have been most adversely affected by labor market changes in the last few decades. Many policymakers recognize the urgency of increasing opportunity for these workers. However, recent legislative initiatives aimed at doing so have produced mixed results
Nov. 7, 2016
I think my Batten APP/Capstone Project played a role in encouraging me to study host state policies toward long-term refugees.
Oct. 13, 2016
It’s interesting that the challenges we face are similar to those that exist in education or development policy.
Oct. 10, 2016
Batten Advisory Board member Nicole Hurd was recently named a "Champion of Change" at White House ceremony. Dr. Hurd is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the College Advising Corps (CAC), which seeks to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete college.
Oct. 7, 2016
A new University of Virginia study of consumer data finds that people in the path of a hurricane don’t closely follow official advice to stock up on bottled water.
Oct. 6, 2016
The genetic revolution has seen extraordinary innovation recently, including the development of low cost and very precise genome editing tools and “gene drives” that could assure that genetically engineered organisms transmit desired traits to all of their offspring, even when the other parent lacks such traits.
Oct. 5, 2016
Professor Gelsdorf
In spring of 2017 Professor Gelsdorf will be teaching a new course, ‘Global Humanitarian Crises: Dilemmas, Leadership, and Action,’ which is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Oct. 5, 2016
Professor Sally Hudson
Sally Hudson’s childhood steered her toward a career in public service. She grew up with parents who were committed to serving their communities, her mother by teaching English to arriving refugees and her father as a socially active minister.
Oct. 5, 2016