Model United Nations

Student delegation debates climate change, peacekeeping and other global issues

Representing Kyrgyzstan
At national conference

Members of the new McDaniel College Model United Nations club participated for the first time at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City with nearly 5,000 other college students from around the world.


The seven Political Science and International Studies students, led by assistant professor Francis Grice, researched the foreign policy views of the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan before stepping into the shoes of its ambassadors to debate a number of global issues, such as international security, climate change and the future of UN peacekeeping and peace operations. 

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Smithsonian Intern

Senior Tracee Haupt’s paper on the NASA Art Program earns top prize at History honors conference

Research explores NASA’s
efforts to win public approval

Senior Tracee Haupt took first prize at the Mid-Atlantic Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Conference for her paper, “The NASA Art Program: Technology, Art, and Contested Visions of Progress, 1962-1973,” which charted NASA’s efforts to use artists to help influence public opinion of the space program.


Haupt, a double major in History and Art History, was a curatorial intern in the department of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. when she became intrigued by the paintings and other works produced for the art program. She decided to delve into the story behind the program as an independent research project.

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Brad Brooks, a graduating senior on the McDaniel men's swimming team, has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) inaugural male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. READ MORE »

Touching the Future

D.C. internship and Griswold-Zepp Award support freshman’s goal of empowering Hispanic youth

Giving back to
The Latino community

Freshman Jasmin Chavez is headed for a busy summer between her prestigious Washington, D.C., internship and orchestrating her idea of a leadership and health day for at-risk sixth graders. But there’s no stopping this young Latina woman from giving back — and, even more importantly, from helping other Hispanic youth go to college and find success in life.


Chavez was recently chosen as one of four summer interns from across the country with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She’s also the recipient of a Griswold-Zepp Award from McDaniel to fund her Leadership Day for rising at-risk sixth graders from the Culmore neighborhood in her hometown of Falls Church, Va. Read the full story »

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