William and Mary Digest: Oct. 25

William and Mary Digest: Oct. 25

Nonprofit makes major donation to college project

A research lab located within the College of William and Mary has received a grant from a California-based foundation that will be used to help further college students’ efforts to aid policymakers in their work.

AidData works with organizations around the world to better implement data and evidence into their decisions. Thirty-five students are part of the effort, which the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation bolstered with $1.5 million.

“The Hewlett Foundation’s willingness to provide predictable and flexible support has significantly expanded our global reach and influence,” AidData executive director...