Public Policy Forum: A New Dialogue

By: Libby Scholz, ’17 At the beginning of this academic year, SIG’s board inaugurated a new role for the Public Policy Forum (PPF). As SIG Chair Meredith Wheeler, ’14, explained, the Public Policy Forum “provides an informal space for members of the SIG and the Stanford communities to discuss contemporary policy issues in a peer-to-peer [...]

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A Letter from SIG Chair Meredith Wheeler, ’14

Dear SIG Friends, It is an honor to write to you as chair of Stanford in Government (SIG). Following the 50th anniversary celebration gala in Washington, D.C. last June, the SIG student board, alumni advisors and university supporters began discussing a series of questions: Which Stanford students can be better served by SIG’s programs? Where [...]

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Congressman Joe Kennedy and the Government Shutdown

By: Kimberly Tan, ’17, and Maddie Hawkinson, ’17 On October 1, 2013, the government officially closed for the first time since 1996 as a result of arguments over the Affordable Care Act and the debt crises. The shutdown lasted 18 days and resulted in harsh media criticism. On October 16, 2013, President Obama signed the [...]

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Stipends Grows Up: The Third Year

By: Krista Ryu, ’14 Due to the success of the SIG Stipends pilot program, SIG expanded it last year by awarding 14 SIG stipends to students to pursue their passions in public policy and to serve in internship programs around the world. The program continues to address the growing need for funding for undergraduate public [...]

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Reaching Out: Civic Education Efforts

By: Kyle Vandenberg, ’14 The SIG 50th anniversary year included many engaging events, from a speaker series that allowed students to learn from experienced alumni, and Professor Larry Diamond’s “Classes without Quizzes” on renewing American democracy, to the capstone gala in Washington, D.C. that gathered nearly 300 SIG alumni and friends. But this anniversary milestone [...]

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