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Constitution Day: A View from the Newsroom, Sept. 17

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy hosts the annual university-wide celebration of Constitution Day. This year, the event will showcase the vital role that the news media plays in America, with the freedom of the press protections grounded in the First Amendment serving as the backdrop.

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Batten Welcomes New Faculty

This fall, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy welcomed three new scholars to the faculty. They will be teaching classes in social entrepreneurship, policy analysis and education policy, among others. Each one has published research in reputable journals and presented at academic conferences in the past.

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Warburg: Don't tread on public service

The Virginian-Pilot (by Gerald Warburg)

Hyper-partisanship and the politics of personal destruction are plagues of our time. So, too, is the pervasive distrust of institutions citizens have built up and looked to for generations.

Many of the central pillars of our communities during the wonder years of the Baby Boom - churches, national television news, financial institutions from Wall Street to our local bank - have grown deeply suspect by our children. Government especially.

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