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Intertwining Vaccinations and Policy with Members of the DPP Community

Connecticut’s kindergarteners have increasingly claimed non-medical exemptions from vaccines due to religion, philosophy and personal belief since 2012, with the exception of a small decline last year.  Legislators in Connecticut have now been tasked with reviewing a bill that would restrict unvaccinated children, due to religious or personal belief, from attending public or private school. […]

MPP Student is Educating CT Youth on Environmental Policy

Master of Public Policy (MPP) student Spencer Kinyon is currently completing an Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) placement at Save the Sound as a Climate Policy Intern. Last semester Spencer developed an engagement strategy to improve relationships with youth in Connecticut. The engagement strategy included an advocacy tool-kit for youth organizations to explore to better […]

Surveys and Law with MASR Student Mike Keyes

Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) student Mike Keyes decided to pursue an MASR after noticing how often surveys are used in trademark litigation cases. Keyes explains that consumer confusion between trademarks is the main point of contention in these litigation cases, and highlights how important it is to gather evidence through surveys about […]

36 Hours Can Make An Impact

UConn Gives kicked off at 7am this morning and for a 36 hour period the Department of Public Policy (DPP) is all paws in to raise money and make an impact on our amazing students. DPP alumni are working all across the country to impact their communities, and many of them are serving our local […]

Upcoming Undergraduate Coursework with the DPP (Fall and Summer 2021)

Course registration for summer and fall 2021 is now underway. Below is a recap of upcoming offerings with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Summer 2021 PP 1001 Introduction to Public Policy (Instructor: Simonsen) Public policy history and institutions, government administration and systems, policy analysis, contemporary policy issues, polling and influences on policy making. CA […]

Encore!Connecticut Graduation Keynote Announced

The University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy (DPP) is pleased to announce that Washington D.C. based journalist and author Kerry Hannon will be the keynote speaker for the Spring 2021 Class of Encore!Connecticut. Hannon is a columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times, MarketWatch, Forbes, and the PBS website NextAvenue.org on the […]