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UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

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UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Following the Undergraduate Finance Board’s publication of the funding totals for nearly 200 students groups last week, students expressed concerns about some of the principles that guide the Board’s funding decisions at a forum UFB hosted Wednesday evening.

The Swearer Center for Public Service could not accommodate all qualified students who applied to the Off-Campus Federal Work-Study program this semester. In 2018, a working group recommended an increase in OCFWS  funding, but no changes have been made.

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Off-campus work-study remains underfunded

December 5, 2019 0 comments

Despite a 2018 working group recommendation to increase funds for the University’s Off-Campus Federal Work-Study program, funding for OCFWS remains unchanged and is still unable to support all students who want to participate.

As the presidential impeachment hearings unfold in the nation’s capital, the political science department and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy brought the conversation to College Hill.

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Faculty talk history of presidential impeachment

November 20, 2019 0 comments

As the presidential impeachment hearings unfold in the nation’s capital, the political science department and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy brought the conversation to College Hill.

Watson Director Edward Steinfeld, former Consul General in Hong Kong Richard Bouchar and Professor Rebecca Nedstup spoke at the panel.

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Watson forum reflects on Hong Kong protests

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs held a discussion forum yesterday evening for members of the community to voice their thoughts on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Petrarca, known to his coworkers as “Father John,” was respected for his commitment, kind heart and willingness to help others.

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John Petrarca, University technician, dies at 64

November 5, 2019 0 comments

John Petrarca Jr., who worked as a water treatment technician at the Department of Facilities Management for the past six years, passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 64.

University lowers minimum for GET deposits to $10

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University lowers minimum for GET deposits to $10

November 1, 2019 0 comments

When students, faculty and staff log onto their GET portals after 9 a.m. this morning, they will find a lower minimum deposit requirement for their Bear Bucks accounts.

Student panelists described experiencing U.S.-centrism and a lack of non-Western perspectives in the curriculum and classrooms of the Watson Institute.

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Teach-in critiques colonialism in Watson

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Student panelists spoke passionately about their experiences of colonialism in the curriculum and classrooms of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs during a packed Wednesday teach-in.

At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

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Middle East Studies program becomes Center at Watson

October 16, 2019 0 comments

At the beginning of this semester, the Middle East Studies program was renamed the Center for Middle East Studies as it joined other regional centers within the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The new name indicates the University’s permanent commitment to the concentration and grants the department greater […]

Starting in the spring, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship will be offered by the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. The University announced last semester that it would begin to offer certificates.

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BEO concentration on its way out

October 1, 2019 1 comment

The University has begun to phase out the Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentration and replace it with three new curricular pathways.

Current U.S. ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim may serve as ambassador to Indonesia following his Senate confirmation. In his talk, he stressed the importance of the Indo-Pacific region in U.S. relations.

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U.S. ambassador to Philippines speaks at Watson

September 25, 2019 0 comments

U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim P’22, spoke about the importance of U.S. involvement and foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific during a forum titled “Old Friends, New Frontiers” at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Tuesday.