Student Life

Jul 13, 2017
Public Affairs
From hosting an Auction to weighing in on the Zika virus, the 2016-17 academic year at the Woodrow Wilson School was both productive and exciting! The Woo family tuned in to a new podcast series, supported local charities, and learned from the experiences and expertise of many high-profile figures in public policy. Take a look back at these and many more of our highlights from the year. Story in Issu: https://issuu.com/woodrowwilsonschool/docs/...
Jun 9, 2017
http://www.collegechoice.net/
Boasting one of the most vibrant, active, and extensive LGBTQ student centers in the nation, Princeton University tops College Choice's list for best campus for LGBTQ students. At Princeton queer students will find education, social, and supportive programming that is designed by the LGBTQ community; a busy calendar full of queer lectures, discussions, film, and art; a huge LGBTQ library; and much more. Princeton’s support of the LGBTQ community...
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Apr 24, 2017
Milan Reed MPA ’17 and Simone Webster MPA ’17 – SAOC Chairs
Students & Alumni of Color (SAOC), a Woodrow Wilson School student-led organization, held its 21st annual symposium on April 8-9, 2017. SAOC's mission is to bring together students, alumni and faculty to promote diversity, establish mentoring relationships, discuss issues relevant to the social, political and professional development of students of color, and support the social and political development of communities of color. Election Day...
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Apr 18, 2017
Rebeccah Barger ’18 and Michella Nedashkovskaya (’16, SINSI MPA1)
Twenty-two students and fellows of the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for International Security Studies (CISS) headed to Germany and Belgium for an eight-day spring break trip to explore and experience Cold War history. In the first staff ride of its kind, the group explored the political, social and strategic decisions from the conclusion of World War II to the creation of NATO and beyond. Participants were required to become experts on one...
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Feb 6, 2017
Sarah M. Binder
Ten students at Princeton University have been selected to the 2017 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI). Established in 2006, SINSI is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government, in both international and domestic agencies. Through rigorous academic training integrated with work experience, the goal of the highly competitive scholarship...
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Jan 24, 2017
Sarah M. Binder
Before departing for winter break, Woodrow Wilson School students hosted the School’s annual signature event: a service auction benefitting Isles Youth Institute (IYI), based in Trenton, N.J. On Dec. 9, 2016, Princeton students, faculty, staff and alumni joined community members as well as leadership and students from IYI for an energetic evening that raised more than $16,000 for the local nonprofit. Organized by the Woodrow Wilson Action...
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Jan 18, 2017
Mel Policicchio
Princeton University’s fall break offers students a week away from the classroom, and Woodrow Wilson School graduate students enrolled in a policy workshop use the time to travel the globe researching real-world policy and observing practical application of the lessons they’ve learned on campus. In fall 2016, students in Ethan Kapstein’s graduate policy workshop focused on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The class, “Ensuring the Long...
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Dec 1, 2016
Carly Millenson
On Nov. 19, 2016, Princeton University's Center for International Security Studies (CISS) hosted more than 100 students at its annual fall crisis simulation. In addition to nearly 60 total undergraduate and graduate Princeton students, participants came from West Point, the Naval Academy, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University to grapple with an imagined scenario in which political instability in Pakistan created regional...
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May 5, 2016
Susan B. Higgins
Every year citizens flee their homelands to escape political instability, violent conflicts, environmental degradation and grinding poverty. In 2015 alone, roughly 1 million migrants sought a more secure future within the European Union (EU). Over the past few months, students in a Princeton University undergraduate policy task force have been studying the challenges EU leaders face in dealing with the migrant influx — and developing potential...
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May 5, 2016
Susan B. Higgins
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference led to a historic agreement, in which 195 nations promised to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions. Questions still remain, however, as to how the global community will develop action plans to implement the agreement that are both scientifically and politically feasible. Three graduate students from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School chose to tackle these questions as part of a day-...
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Apr 19, 2016
Public Affairs
Home to the best college in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report, Princeton is located in Mercer county, right in the center of our state. The population is approximately 30,000, and it is both one of the oldest and newest towns in New Jersey. How is that possible? Though Princeton predates the Revolutionary War, it was established in its current state in 2013 when Princeton Township and the Borough of Princeton merged. Here...
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Apr 8, 2016
B. Rose Huber
This weekend SAOC will celebrate its 20th anniversary. In the mid-1990s, graduate students at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs recognized two critical needs among students of color: a space to discuss the challenges students of color might face as public service leaders and dedicated time to connect with those who’d gone before them—alumni who’d already carved out a path in the policy arena. Full Story Here.
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Mar 24, 2016
B. Rose Huber
In the mid-1990s, graduate students at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs recognized two critical needs among students of color: a space to discuss the challenges students of color might face as public service leaders and dedicated time to connect with those who’d gone before them—alumni who’d already carved out a path in the policy arena. Full Story.
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Feb 8, 2016
Susan B. Higgins
Thanks to the efforts of many generous, community-minded graduate students, faculty and staff at the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS), more than $11,000 was raised to benefit the Isles Youth Institute (IYI) in Trenton, N.J., at the Eighth Annual Woodrow Wilson Action Committee (WWAC) Service Auction held Dec. 11, 2015, at Robertson Hall. The WWAC is the graduate student government body of the Wilson School, created to provide students both a voice in...
Journal of Public & International Affairs 26th Edition
Dec 9, 2015
Susan B. Higgins
While producing the annual Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) is no small task, a review of this year’s 26th edition clearly reveals a publication worthy of the time and effort involved. Preparing the journal necessitated bringing together, over the course of a long winter “reading weekend” on the Princeton University campus, 47 editors, all graduate students representing 17 member schools in the Association of Professional...
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Dec 4, 2015
Isabella (Mizzi) Gomes '16
On Nov. 18, Laverne Cox, advocate and actress in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” visited Princeton University to give a talk on transgender rights. Cox’s talk at Princeton, “Ain’t I A Woman,” observed the University’s memorial ceremony for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 22. This marks the University’s 14th consecutive year of hosting an event in commemoration of those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender...
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students running
Nov 18, 2015
Isabella (Mizzi) Gomes, ‘16
In early October, 11 graduate students from the Woodrow Wilson School ran the Princeton Half Marathon. Full Story Here.
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Couples Hooking arms in square dance
Oct 7, 2015
WWS Graduate Admissions
In early September, following math camp and the summer MPP program, new students gather for orientation and a wonderful 20 year old tradition of the WWS Square Dance, a distinctive but not exclusively American custom.  Enjoy watching WWS students learn these skills, which will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Watch the video below:  
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Sep 14, 2015
Mike Kelvington, MPA1
This past Friday morning, on September 11th, approximately 15 graduate students from the Woodrow Wilson School joined Princeton’s Student Veterans Organization and the local chapter of Team Red, White, and Blue for a Remembrance Workout that was nothing short of inspirational.  Just as those horrific events of September 11th, 2001 brought together Americans from all walks of life, so did this tribute workout.  In total, there were over 40...
Sep 10, 2015
Public Affairs
After a visit to Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Richard Horton wrote that in Princeton, he found "a university not at all relaxed about its present or its future," but rather "an institution anxious to make an impact."   With its latest addition — a new, fully revamped online portal connecting all things global health — Princeton is showing just how much it aims to...
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Sep 1, 2015
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Aug 6, 2015
Public Affairs
In mid-June, 29 rising college seniors cut their summer breaks short and set up shop at the Woodrow Wilson School. The undergraduates in this year’s Junior Summer Institute (JSI) class hailed from 24 U.S. colleges and universities, representing 16 states and 14 majors. The seven-week program prepares students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. Students are admitted to JSI based on a demonstrated commitment...
Jun 18, 2015
Public Affairs
Each spring, Woodrow Wilson School MPA, MPP and PhD students perform a talent show, bringing together students, faculty and staff for a night of laughs amidst the end of the semester. This year's "Woos Got Talent" featured a cast of students singing, playing instruments, dancing and more. Check out some highlight from the show below. We're already looking forward to seeing the talent 2016 brings!
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Jun 15, 2015
Public Affairs
Fourteen high school students from the Pueblo, Navajo and Jicarilla Apache nations of New Mexico are visiting the Woodrow Wilson School from June 13-21, as part of the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute’s Summer Policy Academy (SPA). Nominated by teachers, community leaders, professionals and tribal leaders, these students spend the week examining Native American policymaking on the federal and state levels. The program, co-founded and...
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Jun 8, 2015
WWS Admissions
One of the exciting features of our Master in Public Affairs (MPA) program is a 10-week-long summer internship during the summer between the first-and-second-year of our two-year program. Each student is required to intern at a professional level for an agency or organization that is relevant to their course of study and career interests.  Our 67 first-year MPA students will conclude their first-year requirements with summer positions all over...
Jun 3, 2015
WWS Admissions
Congratulations and best of luck to our 2015 WWS Graduates.  We will miss you!
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Apr 10, 2015
Vanesa Sanchez, MPA2, Co-Chair of SAOC's Diversity & Inclusion Committee , Photo by John Houston
The student-led organization, Students & Alumni of Color (SAOC), held its 19th annual Symposium on March 28-29, 2015. SAOC's mission is to bring together Woodrow Wilson School students, alumni, and faculty to promote diversity, establish mentoring relationships, discuss issues relevant to the social, political and professional development of students of color, and support the social and political development of communities of color. Photo...
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Feb 5, 2015
WWS Admissions
The University is committed to building a diverse campus community to ensure that student, faculty and staff members can explore their interests, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits, and just as importantly, learn from each other. Here are some of the centers on campus that support our students: Campus ClubCommunity HouseDavis International CenterFields Center for Equality and Cultural UnderstandingFrist Campus Center...
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Feb 2, 2015
WWS Admissions
Originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, Duc spent the past five years in the United States. He started college at Truman State University in Missouri and then earned his B.A. in economics and mathematics at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. After college, he worked for Cartesian, a consulting firm in Boston, where he conducted research in the telecommunication and digital media industry and analyzed data. After finishing his contract, he traveled...
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Jan 5, 2015
B. Rose Huber
Every February, around 50 graduate students from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and other universities across the country take over Wallace Hall for a "reading weekend." With 150 academic papers in front of them, the students serve as editors, critiquing the scholarly work of their peers. Throughout the chilly weekend, they are looking for one key theme: papers that provide innovative policy ideas addressing real world-issues....
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Dec 4, 2014
Melissa Lyles
#BLACKLIVESMATTER Today I witnessed one of the most moving moments at Princeton University since I started working here 11 years ago. Students, faculty and staff at the University were encouraged to participate in a “Walk-Out & Die-In” to show solidarity with the people of Ferguson and others in demanding an end to racialized state violence. One of the goals of the protest was to dismantle systemic injustices against marginalized people of...
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Nov 26, 2014
Ricardo Hurtado, MPA '15
On Aug. 9, 2014, Ferguson, Missouri added a heartbreaking chapter to an already tragic story that includes Emmett Till, Tanisha Anderson, Rodney King, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Tarika Wilson, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner and many, many more. On this fateful day, yet another young life was taken at the hands of authorities. Michael Brown, 18 years old, was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. One hundred and eight days later...
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Oct 22, 2014
Alex Kasdin, SINSI-MPA '18
We all thought it was a joke, a mistake on the schedule that was code for something else. But when we walked into the dining room, we saw a band and an excited John Templeton, director of graduate admissions, and knew: we were seriously square dancing.  The Woodrow Wilson School’s MPA curriculum is very quantitative, so to ensure that all incoming MPA students are prepared for the mathematical rigor of the courses, the school sponsors three...
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Sep 9, 2014
WWS Admissions
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our incoming and returning graduate students
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Jul 28, 2014
Ana E. Cubas, MPA-URP ‘96
As a Los Angeles native, adjusting to life as a graduate student at the Woodrow Wilson School was tough.  The curriculum was rigorous and getting used to the weather was challenging (I had to learn how to shop for the appropriate jackets, socks, and ear muffs!).  I missed home, and as someone that was committed to public service, I also searched for opportunities to volunteer, and to give back to Latino and African American communities.  I tried...
Jul 7, 2014
Megan McGuire, MPA '15, UN Somali - Intern, Resident Coordinator’s Office
This summer I’m working with the office of the UN Resident Coordinator to Somalia, which plays a strategic planning and coordination function for the UN Somalia Country Team, a set of more than twenty UN agencies working in Somalia. It’s a very exciting time to be in this office: Somalia is undergoing positive political change, experiencing some gains in security and governance, and the international community is beginning to increase its...
Jun 27, 2014
Ricky Hurtado, MPA '15, Institute for Black Male Achievement Intern, PolicyLink
As I picked up my registration packet at this year’s "A Gathering of Leaders" conference in Oakland, CA, I couldn’t help but laugh when I glanced down at my name tag. “Ricky Hurtado, Institute for Black Male Achievement Intern, PolicyLink” it read. It felt a little strange to be with my new PolicyLink co-workers, preparing for a week’s worth of energizing and challenging dialogue around the work supporting boys and men of color across the...
Jun 17, 2014
WWS Admissions
Do you want to explore your future in public service? Apply to attend a free 4-day weekend conference just for college students who want to move the world forward! Motivated students from diverse backgrounds will gather at Indiana University, October 23-26, 2014, to learn how they pursue a career, or get a degree, in public service. They’ll hear from renowned thinkers and leaders in public service, participate in cultural and recreational...
Jun 13, 2014
Melissa Lyles
We would like to welcome the 28th cohort of students to our Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (PPIA-JSI), the largest diversity program in the United States that promotes the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and advances their leadership roles throughout the U.S. and abroad. The program helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate study and careers in public policy...
Jun 4, 2014
Melissa Lyles
In June 2013, I welcomed the 27th cohort of rising undergraduate seniors from across the country to our Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (PPIA/JSI) program for students interested in public policy. Thirty –five students, hailing from 28 colleges and universities, were here for the seven-week program. 2013 PPIA/JSI CLASS - WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS At the welcome event, one student...
May 27, 2014
Melissa Lyles
One of the exciting features of our Master in Public Affairs (MPA) program is a 10-week-long summer internship during the summer between the first-and-second-year of our two-year program. Each student is required to intern at a professional level for an agency or organization that is relevant to their course of study and career interests.  From the moment students arrive during Math Camp, Ann Corwin, director of Career Services and Alumni...
May 5, 2014
Cherena Walker
“My door is always open.” That’s what I like to tell our graduate students at the Woodrow Wilson School. As director of Master in Public Policy (MPP) Career Services and assistant director of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations, I develop and execute the career services strategy for our mid-career graduate students and provide individualized career coaching for all WWS graduate students. It’s a job I really enjoy because the students...
Apr 14, 2014
Emily King, MPA '15
One of the first decisions you’ll be faced with at Princeton—after you decide which drawer will be the silverware drawer, select the color of your new comforter from Ikea and pick which intramural sports to sign up for—is which track of quantitative classes to take.  As Dan’s earlier post mentioned, quantitative classes come in three flavors at the Woo. B-track classes are designed for students who haven’t taken a math class in awhile and D-...
Apr 7, 2014
Dan Edelman, MPA '15
I’m not the most quantitatively inclined person. I took only one economics class in college and was just a few courses shy of a quadruple major in Sociology, Spanish, Black Studies and History. After college, I taught social studies and coached soccer at a high school in Mississippi and then worked at a food pantry in East Harlem. One of the more surprising aspects of coming to Princeton was that I wasn’t alone in the lack of quantitative...
Apr 2, 2014
Seyron Foo, MPA '14
There, we sat. In this beautiful parlor of a Brooklyn brownstone, where original rich wood paneling contrasted with the sleek modern marble lines, eight of us Woodrow Wilson graduate students joined Woody Woo alumni of color to do what Woos do best. Eat. And talk. We trekked from Princeton on a (finally) warmer—but drizzly day—to the home of a Woody Woo alumna of color, who wanted us to meet established leaders actively engaged in lifting...
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MPP students bowling
Mar 31, 2014
Elin Burns, MPP '14
“So what are you doing next?”… It’s the dreaded question that looms as you’re nearing the end of a diplomatic posting. After 7 years working across three UK government departments in two countries, I realized that I wanted a new challenge. Busy jobs had left me little time to think strategically about what I'd learned, what I wanted from my career, and what I might do next. With this in mind, I applied to the MPP program (designed specifically...
Mar 10, 2014
Elena Serna-Wallender, MPA '14
When I started the Master in Public Affairs (MPA) program at the Woodrow Wilson School, I had no intention of getting involved in WWS’ student government, called the Woodrow Wilson Action Committee (WWAC). I had not done anything like that as an undergrad and I figured plenty of my classmates would be far more politically inclined than I am. I am not a terribly competitive person, so the idea of running for office—albeit for our school’s rather...
Hands shaped like a heart
Feb 5, 2014
Larry Handerhan, MPA '12
“What is the queer community like at Princeton?” It’s one of the most frequent inquires I receive when I tell people I went to the Woodrow Wilson School. And questioners are often surprised when I reply that Princeton is consistently ranked among the Top Universities for LGBT Students by Campus Pride. Princeton takes its LGBT community very seriously. In recent years, reinvestment from the community has made the University a well-resourced and...
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Students bidding on prizes
Jan 22, 2014
Eric Wilkens
Graduate students, faculty and staff from the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) raised $13,000 for the Isles Youth Institute in Trenton, N.J., during the Sixth Annual Woodrow Wilson Action Committee (WWAC) Service Auction Dec. 6, 2013, in Robertson Hall. Money raised by the event, organized by WWAC Community Service co-chairs Samuel Clark and Kate Fritzche, both second year master’s students, will go toward helping at-risk youth. All auction items...
social media poster
Dec 5, 2013
WWS Admissions
Woodrow Wilson School Connections: facebook.com/wilsonschool twitter.com/wilsonschool youtube.com/wilsonschool instagram.com/wilson_school  
Kobiljar raising cement block
Dec 5, 2013
Eric Wilkens
Princeton University’s ivy-covered buildings and sprawling campus contrast starkly with Emina Kobiljar’s native Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). At age five, Kobiljar, an MPA I in the Woodrow Wilson School, and her family fled the country when the Bosnian War broke out.  They escaped a few days before the Siege of Sarajevo, an unrelenting military attack on the city that lasted nearly four years. They made their way as refugees nearly 850 miles to...
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Dec 4, 2013
Kidus Asfaw, MPA '14
The summer between an MPA’s two-year life at the Woodrow Wilson School is as unique and impacting as the passion to public service that have brought them back to school. To give you a glimpse into the lives of a few of our students, we asked five volunteers to share the summer internship experience and the impact they had on the organizations and areas in which they lived. JARED DUVAL - domestic policy Location: This summer I was the Creative...
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Dec 4, 2013
Alexandra Utsey, MPA '14
Each summer our WWS graduate students disperse all over the world to participate in summer internships to gain practical professional work experience.  The photos below capture the student's experience in various locations around the world.   Elena Serna-Wallender at the Federal Reserve Board Room in Washington, D.C. (with Nate Ratledge, Thomas Coen, Anna Fogel, Seyron Foo, and Kate Fritzche): "We took this shot in the Federal Reserve board...
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Sep 18, 2013
Seyron Foo, MPA '14
You may have already heard about our international travels as students at the Woodrow Wilson School, often generously supported by the Woo. To encourage foreign language study, the school provides language scholarships to students seeking to learn a language. The stipends can be used in the United States for classes and tutoring, or for language study abroad. This past summer, students traveled around the world to learn languages, from Spanish...
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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Oregon
Apr 21, 2013
WWS Admissions
Written by Marco De Leon Before my time at the Woodrow Wilson School, I spent my days working on Capitol Hill. While I never directly handled the issue of health care for any Member of Congress, my time in government was nonetheless dominated by the issue. From the agenda-setting politics of the presidential primaries to the protracted and contentious congressional negotiations, any other legislative priorities had to be seen with an eye on the...
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Maggie Haight
Apr 17, 2013
WWS Admissions
As part of our weekly Student Spotlight series, we sat down with current student Maggie Haight and asked five questions about her life prior, during, and after attending the Woodrow Wilson School.  What distinguishes WWS from other schools to you? I think WWS offers an amazing array of opportunities that really set it apart from the other options out there. First, it has one of the smallest incoming class sizes, so you get to know your...
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Stanworth Housing
Apr 13, 2013
WWS Admissions
In our second feature on Stanworth housing, we went inside MPA1 Mayank Misra’s apartment where he lives with his wife Poh (a video journalist at the New York Times) and their beagle, JoJo. They moved to Princeton last fall from New Delhi, India. Their Stanworth apartment is a two bedroom simplex unit – click here to view the floorplan.  
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Apr 10, 2013
WWS Admissions
The Old Graduate College (OGC), built in 1913 and expanded in 1927, consists largely of one- and two-room suites for one or two students; many rooms have private or semi-private bathrooms. Take a look inside MPA1 Adam Kent’s apartment, where he lives in a one bedroom unit by himself. Adam moved to Princeton last fall from Washington, D.C. Floorplans are not available for OGC apartments.
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WWS and LSE students
Apr 9, 2013
A group picture of the WWS and LSE students who participated in the conference. Written by Cheryl Cooper As the United States and Europe continue to recover from the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many pressing policy questions have yet to be decided: Is austerity in Europe achieving its goals? What is the future of global financial regulation? What role should government institutions play in the recovery? These and many more issues must be...
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Apr 9, 2013
WWS Admissions
Today we’re taking you inside MPA1 Elena Serna-Wallenders’s home at Butler, where she lives with her husband Alex, who will be studying at the Princeton Theological Seminary this fall. They moved to Princeton last fall from San Antonio, Texas. Their apartment is a “two bedroom large” and the average size for Butler units. Click here to view the floorplan.  
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Apr 8, 2013
WWS Admissions
Curious to see what graduate housing looks like in Princeton, New Jersey? Take a look inside MPA1 Corey Parson’s apartment at Stanworth, where he lives with his partner Jessica (a CUNY PhD candidate) and their two cats, Henry and Oliver. They moved to Princeton last fall from Jersey City. Their Stanworth apartment is a two bedroom duplex unit and one of the largest available – click here to view the floorplan.  
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WWS 501: The Politics of Public Policy
Apr 7, 2013
Seyron Foo
WWS 501: the Politics of Public Policy serves as a rite of passage for your first semester as an M.P.A. at the Woodrow Wilson School. The key feature of the course includes the almost weekly memorandums covering an array of political considerations when considering proposals confronted by policymakers on a daily basis. The class brings multiple perspectives, with Woodrow Wilson faculty members from both subjects of international relations and...
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Apr 7, 2013
WWS Admissions
The Wilson School’s Office of Graduate Career Services is an invaluable resource for all Woos, especially as they explore summer internship opportunities that are required for all M.P.A degree candidates in between their two years at school. We’re mapping out all of last year’s internship positions, this week featuring those in our nation’s capital.   View 2012 WWS Internships in Washington, DC in a larger map Full list of internships with...
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A majority of Wilson School students filled the Graduate College as future versions of their classmates.
Apr 5, 2013
WWS Admissions
Written by Kate Fritzsche, MPA ’14 As part of our nature as a public service school, many WWS students are involved with community service in the areas surrounding Princeton. The graduate students at WWS have had an ongoing relationship with the Greater Donnelly Initiative (GDI) in Trenton, NJ for five years. GDI provides mentorship, gang-resistance, and homelessness/hunger services to disadvantaged youth in inner-city Trenton. We’ve partnered...
Chad Maisel
Apr 5, 2013
WWS Admissions
As part of our weekly Student Spotlight series, we sat down with current student Chad Maisel and asked five questions about his life prior, during, and after attending the Woodrow Wilson School. What did you do before coming to WWS? Prior to Woody Woo, I was working in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs. The office works closely with the different federal departments- from Treasury to Interior to GSA- to ensure the entire Administration...
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Photos of pop culture faces
Apr 2, 2013
WWS Admissions
Can you name these faces from queer history and pop culture in under 2 minutes? Last Thursday, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Queer Graduate Caucus hosted a night of “Queer Quizzo” at the Woo-filled Campus Club. Modeled after a style of pub trivia that originated in Philadelphia, QGC’s twist on Quizzo was a fun and educational way for grad students to explore the themes of gender and sexuality. Organized by MPA2 Cara...
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Chris Johnson
Mar 28, 2013
WWS Admissions
As part of our weekly Student Spotlight series, we sat down with current student Chris Johnson and asked five questions about his life prior, during, and after attending the Woodrow Wilson School. What did you do before studying at WWS? I was studying at NYU majoring in International Relations and Latin American Studies immediately before matriculating at Princeton. I was awarded the Department of State’s Pickering Foreign Affairs fellowship in...
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The tireless Woos who braved a hurricane to get out the vote in Ohio.
Mar 27, 2013
Peter Blair
The tireless Woos who braved a hurricane to get out the vote in Ohio. As an international student it might seem kind of strange that I spent fall break in Ohio working on a US presidential Get Out the Vote campaign. As a few people in my class remarked, it wasn’t as if I was going to personally get anything out of the results (other than maybe some left over bumper stickers), but as someone who has always followed US politics (thanks to “The...
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Madi Sengupta
Mar 18, 2013
WWS Admissions
This is the first post in our weekly Student Spotlight series, in which we sit down with current students and ask five questions about their life prior, during, and after attending the Woodrow Wilson School. Madi Sengupta, MPA ’13 Field: I, International RelationsHometown: Houston, TXAlma Mater: University of Texas, Austin ’07 What did you do before studying at the Woodrow Wilson School? Prior to WWS, I worked at the NASA Johnson Space Center in...
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House, Union Beach, NJ
Mar 11, 2013
WWS Admissions
Five Woos took time out from studying for midterms and headed to Union Beach, NJ, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.  It’s been five months since the hurricane hit and New Jersey communities are still dealing with its aftermath.
MPA1 Mayank Misra, his wife Poh Si Teng, graduate student Catherine Offord and PhD candidate Rachel Baker perform as Tikka Masala.
Mar 8, 2013
WWS Admissions
MPA1 Mayank Misra, his wife Poh Si Teng, graduate student Catherine Offord and PhD candidate Rachel Baker perform as Tikka Masala. Woos packed Princeton’s notorious D-Bar to hear their classmates perform during the second annual “WooCoustic”, an open mic night put on entirely by Wilson School students. The set list included original songs and covers ranging from the BeeGees, the Beatles, and Boys II Men.
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Welcome
Mar 1, 2013
WWS Admissions
The Woodrow Wilson School Admission Blog is the most dynamic and interactive way to be engaged with the life of our students and alumni. Their stories will help you understand the remarkable resources available to you. Our intent is to provide a number of voices primarily from our students and members of the admission office. Thank you for being interested in our degree programs and our commitment to public service. Please contact us at wwsadmit...