Policy Studies

The Vibe

October 7, 2010

Students Premiere The Vibe News Show

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The first airing of The Vibe, a new weekly student news broadcast, debuted tonight on the show’s website and is available for viewing. The Vibe YouTube channel The Vibe, which is run entirely by students, focuses on the upcoming elections, political news, campus issues and events, and includes interviews with successful alumni. Upcoming segments will [...]

Sharon Jones (left), professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Lindsay Weir ’11 work with residents of Blantyre, Malawi, to help develop locally sustainable drinking water resources within the city.

July 30, 2010

Professor Sharon Jones and Lindsay Weir ’11 Featured in International Educator Magazine

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Work by Professor Sharon Jones and Lindsay Weir ’11 and the College’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to develop locally sustainable drinking water resources in Malawi and Honduras has been featured in the July/August edition of International Educator magazine. The article, “Water, Water…Anywhere?” focused on students and faculty who are helping people in the [...]

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April 16, 2010

A Life-Changing Experience

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Megan Jones ’10 (Bridgewater, N.J.), a double major in policy studies and French, traveled to Madagascar in January with a group of nine other students to create and implement a mentoring program to facilitate Malagasy students’ admission to United States institutions of higher education. The Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) pilot program is guided [...]

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April 14, 2010

Students Travel to Madagascar to Launch Peer Mentoring Program

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Students attending Lafayette have incredible educational opportunities at their fingertips, and now, they are working to help high school students in Madagascar gain access to higher education in the U.S. A group of 10 students traveled to Madagascar over the January interim to launch a pilot program called Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME). Megan [...]

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January 26, 2010

Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom Will Visit Campus March 4

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The first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, she will discuss issues related to the governance of water resources Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will be on campus March 4 to interact with students and discuss her research focusing on the governance of water [...]

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December 12, 2009

Living and Learning Down Under

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Marie Garofalo ’10 writes about her semester studying in Sydney, Australia Marie Garofalo ’10 (Randolph, N.J.), a double major in English and policy studies, spent the spring 2009 semester studying in Sydney, Australia, through a program run by Boston University. The following essay appeared in the fall edition of the university’s Sydney Shout! publication. Sydney, [...]

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September 30, 2009

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser Discusses National Economy at Policy Studies Forum

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Speech has been featured in hundreds of national and international news outlets; read the transcript and view photos from the event Charles I. Plosser, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, presented the speech “Demystifying the Federal Reserve” during an economic summit hosted by the College’s policy studies program Sept. 29. Plosser’s [...]

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September 22, 2009

Policy Studies Forum Will Attempt to ‘Demystify the Economy’ Sept. 29

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Charles I. Plosser, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Amy M. Gill of the PA Dept. of Revenue will be the main speakers The policy studies program will hold a forum on business conditions and government policies in the wake of the recession Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Marlo Room [...]

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August 7, 2009

Kelsey Boyd ’11 Receives Fellowship from Environmental Protection Agency

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Award will help fund her research with Steve Mylon, assistant professor of chemistry Kelsey Boyd ’11 (Lafayette, N.J.), a policy studies major, has received a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship for Undergraduate Environmental Study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GRO fellowship recipients can receive up to $19,250 per year of academic support, including [...]

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August 4, 2009

Jayne Miller ’10 Spends the Summer Investigating Water Relief Programs in Africa

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Policy studies major writes about her research with Nicole Crain, visiting professor of economics Policy studies major Jayne Miller ’10 (Bethel, Pa.) is working with Nicole Crain, visiting professor of economics, on research looking at possible water relief programs for Africa. The researchers hope this will evolve into an aid project allowing Lafayette students and [...]