On January 21st, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) spent the afternoon at the Darden School of Business, meeting with administrators, faculty, and students as part of a trip to the region.  In particular, he met with IBiS Academic Director Mary Margaret Frank‘s students who are part of her groundbreaking course on the national debt.  In this cross-disciplinary seminar, graduate students from seven different departments and professional schools at UVA explore the broad topic by engaging with guest speakers, learning problem-solving approaches from various disciplines, directing their own reading and research, and collaborating on a final project.  For the course project, the students are creating a short video to educate young adults about the size, growth, sources, and consequences of the debt.

Photo/Andrew Shurtleff

Following Senator Warner’s meeting with the students from the national debt seminar, he spoke to a larger audience of graduate students about innovation and politics, answering a number of questions about crowdfunding, immigration, and taxes.

Senator Warner’s visit was co-sponsored by the Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) and the Business & Public Policy Club.  Read more in The Daily Progress and at UVA Today.