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
Former speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates William J. Howell received the 2018 Outstanding Virginian award at a ceremony at Batten's Garrett Hall.
April 29, 2018
"North Korea spent several decades and billions of scarce dollars developing its nuclear and missile capabilities. (North Korean leader Kim Jong Un) is not going to give them up in exchange for a handshake and a smile." — Todd Sechser
April 29, 2018
"People listen much more when it’s the CEO apologizing...As part of the apology, there probably needs to be some offer of repair—an attempt to make it right." — Gabrielle Adams (photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
April 24, 2018
Diane D’Costa is studying Leadership and Public Policy, and Youth and Social Innovation, as the first student to double-major across Batten and the Curry School of Education. For her, policy and education form a perfect marriage. (photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
April 24, 2018
Marine veteran Kim Johnson will become a 2018 graduate of Batten, adding to a list of accomplishments that includes 20 years of military service, including duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a retired E-8 Master Sergeant. (photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
April 17, 2018
Today, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy announced the winners of the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition—the largest-ever student simulation competition in higher education.
April 16, 2018