March 2021
The McCourt School is honored to announce a $100 million investment from Frank McCourt (C'75) to help advance our goal of becoming the most inclusive public policy school in the world. This investment will help to reduce tuition barriers for future leaders and support foundational investments in faculty and research. 
Thanks to the tireless work of many public servants, COVID-19 vaccination efforts are now underway. Among those dedicated public servants is McCourt alumnus Army Maj. Doug Meyer (MPM’19) who currently oversees vaccine distribution in support of the federal response as chief of operations of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutics Operation.
Five McCourt students competed in the virtual 2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition to develop a comprehensive response to a simulated policy challenge. Two McCourt students –– Abdul Halim Zaazaa (MPP’22) and Digvijay Ghotane (MSDSPP’21) –– placed in the top five winning teams.
In the latest U.S. News & World Report, the McCourt School placed in the top 10 percent of all public affairs programs in the nation, rising from 25th to 19th overall among Schools of Public Affairs. The McCourt School also maintains high rankings across specialty areas.