Policy Studies

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 swims the back stroke

January 31, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Abby Floyd-Jones ’14

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Swimmer Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 (West Chester, Pa.) discusses making promotional videos for a USA Network executive, her economics and policy studies classes, and the importance of having a support system in and out of the pool. Why did you choose Lafayette? Ironically, I initially refused to look at Lafayette because both my parents are alumni [...]

Helen Hutchens '15

January 14, 2013

Helen Hutchens ’15 Earns Tickets to President Obama’s Inauguration

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Those watching President Barack Obama’s inauguration may see a familiar face in the crowd: Helen Hutchens ’15 (Lancaster, Pa.). The mechanical engineering major won tickets to the inauguration ceremony and official inaugural ball, both on Jan. 21, plus a prize of $1,000, in the Election Forecasting Contest sponsored by the Policy Studies program in connection with the [...]

Election Night 2012

November 7, 2012

Live from Farinon, it’s the Election Night Broadcast

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 It’s just 30 minutes until Lafayette’s 50 States of Grey election night broadcast goes live. Twitter anchor Gina Morrone ’14 exchanges a few words with the social media and marketing team as her fellow classmates get prepped in the TV studio set up in Farinon College Center. “We’re trying to bring [...]

Austin Denesuk ’14, center, with other members of the crew

November 5, 2012

Watch Live Student-Run Election Broadcast from 9-11 p.m.

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Farinon College Center will be buzzing with activity Tuesday night as more than 100 students from a variety of majors will come together to produce the College’s live election-night television broadcast, “Fifty States of Grey.” Running from 9-11 p.m., the show will provide up-to-the-minute information on races for the White House, Senate, and House of [...]

Alex Charchalis '15 and Maddie Laskoski '13 tape a promo for Lafayette's election night coverage at PBS Channel 39's studio in Bethlehem.

October 31, 2012

Behind the Scenes of Lafayette’s Student-Run Election Night Broadcast

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Election Day is quickly approaching.  For Lafayette’s election-night broadcast team that means there isn’t much time before going on-air live to potentially millions of viewers. The College has partnered with WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the Lehigh Valley, to produce the live, student-run election-night broadcast named “Fifty States of Grey.” Tune in Tuesday, [...]

Anne-Marie Slaughter

October 26, 2012

Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter Discusses Political Hot Spots in Inaugural Class of 1961 Lecture

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Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke before a packed house Oct. 24 in Colton Chapel. Her talk, “The Big Picture: Beyond Hot Spots and Crises in Our Interconnected World,” was the inaugural lecture of the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series. Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, [...]

Election Night Broadcast

October 22, 2012

Lafayette Partners with PBS 39 on Election-Night Broadcast

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Lafayette is partnering with WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the Lehigh Valley, to produce a live, student-run election-night broadcast from the College’s Farinon Center. The station will air the show to its 2.6 million viewers in the northeastern United States Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9-11 p.m. The broadcast will also be streamed live [...]

Students keep track of the many results during the 2008 Election Night broadcast.

September 1, 2012

Lafayette Gears Up for Live, Student-Run Election Broadcast on Nov. 6

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On Nov. 6, Lafayette will once again host its live, student-run election night broadcast.  This two-hour show, which will include the work of more than 100 students, will share up-to-the-minute information on the races for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives to audiences on campus and across the United States. The “command central” [...]

Solar panels at Metzgar Fields

June 14, 2012

Interdisciplinary Technology Course Blends Engineering and Policy Studies

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In the course “Engineering and Public Policy: The Governance of Technology,” engineering studies and policy studies students see how their two fields go hand in hand. “Policy studies students focus on designing policies and navigating political systems to achieve social goals. Engineering studies students focus on designing technologies that can help achieve social goals,” says [...]