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Batten student Ethan Betterton (MPP ’22), VPR managing editor, interviewed Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Bob Barnes at an event hosted by VPR earlier this semester. (Photo by Ben Leistensnider)

The Virginia Policy Review, Batten’s oldest student organization, offers an ever-expanding space for people with differing perspectives to convene and converse.

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In their new book "Why bad policies spread (and good one’s don’t)," Batten's Craig Volden and Charles R. Shipan draw from a wide range of policy domains to examine whether states learn from another to improve the spread of good or effective policies, which policies spread for which reasons and which conditions lead to good or bad policies to spread, among other core questions.

Barnes and Betterton

The Batten School’s Virginia Policy Review hosted Washington Post Supreme Court Reporter Bob Barnes for a preview and discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's high-profile term.

Supreme Court

The Virginia Policy Review hosts Washington Post Supreme Court Reporter Bob Barnes for a preview and discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's high-profile term that includes decisions on guns, abortion, religion and race. 

A lump of coal sits between the railroad tracks where for decades it was delivered to generate electricity at the Yorktown Power station, where two coal powered steam turbines were shut down in 2019. (Rob Ostermaier)

In an article for The Virginian-Pilot, Batten's William Shobe writes that with careful planning and policy design, decarbonization in the Commonwealth is achievable by 2050. Earlier this year, Shobe and his colleagues at UVA’s Energy Transition Initiative released the state's first study to analyze the actions needed to reach this goal.

Photo by Dan Addison. (University Communications)

This summer, 50 students have been selected to participate in UVA’s 22nd Century Scholars program, designed to give students public-sector, event-planning, political and historical research, and video documentary work experience. Meet three Batten students participating in this year's program.


Interviewed for The Conversation, Batten’s Raymond Scheppach says the flood of federal money may have been a rare occurrence in federal-state relations: too much of a good thing.


In a case of simulation imitating life, Batten's Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming provides an opportunity for students to wrestle with a simulated pandemic online – during a worldwide pandemic.


Tatenda Mabikacheche (MPP ’21) grew up in Zimbabwe during a period of incredible economic instability. What she’s learned during her time at Batten, she said, can help her country rebuild.