Students bidding on prizes

Service Auction Supports Local Charity

Jan 22, 2014
Published by: 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...

You submitted your application to graduate school -- now how do you pay for it?

Jan 14, 2014
Published by: Melissa Lyles
You received the acceptance letter from the graduate school of your dreams – now the reality of having to pay for another round of tuition, books and living expenses sets in. Over the past 10 years, I served as the director of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In that role, I often discussed graduate school opportunities with students and I was very surprised that many of them did...

The Art of Reading an Application

Jan 7, 2014
I read applications in "3D"; I create mental pictures of each person. Images of every place described are active. It is highly entertaining and incredibly time consuming. One applicant wrote about sky diving 800 times. I don’t know about you, but I think once would be enough. Still, this was her passion and it’s important to sense every applicant’s passion. Another applicant served in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria and watched drunks beat a stray...

MPP Brings Unique Perspective to His Studies

Dec 30, 2013
Published by: Eric Wilkens
Of the 20 students in this year’s Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program at the Woodrow Wilson School, only one spent the past year studying at a Cameroonian war college. Maj. Kevin Toth was the only American among 42 officers from 23 countries to study military strategy, policy, and international cooperation from an African point of view.  “As an African specialist, my primary concern is getting their perspectives on how they fight wars,...