Faculty & Staff
Leadership & Policy
How Economic Desperation Feeds the Athletic Lottery
The growth and proliferation of the athletic lottery is based on many people buying into the belief that they too can win despite there being significant odds against it. Many young people have the illusion of there being a much greater likelihood that they will reach the professional ranks than they actually have. The odds of getting there are slim to none regardless of one’s desire to get there.
August 4, 2021
Scholars: Let’s Focus on Women and Caregiving in the Economy
There is a need for more support and investment in childcare and care work as the U.S. opens its economy back up, according to scholars who participated in a virtual panel titled “The Economics of Care: What’s at Stake for Women in the Workforce,” hosted by the Center for American Progress on Tuesday.
June 22, 2021
Dr. Darrick Hamilton Appointed to NYC Racial Justice Commission
Dr. Darrick Hamilton, the Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School, has been appointed to New York City’s Racial Justice Commission, the objective of which is to dismantle structural and institutional racism in the city. Hamilton is also the founding director of the Institute on Race and Political Economy at […]
March 24, 2021
Lehigh University Video Addressing Poverty “Myths” Draws Fire
A Lehigh University professor’s video about poverty – in which he claims it’s a myth that poverty is about race – is drawing criticism from students and faculty, The Morning Call reported. As part of a talk series by Lehigh College of Business, the Jan. 28 video, “3 myths concerning poverty,” depicted economics professor Dr. […]
February 16, 2021
The Integrated Liberal Arts Approach: The Curricular Vaccine Higher Education Needs Now More Than Ever
Perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic that we are all battling on a global scale will serve as a great reminder that we need an integrated multidisciplinary lens to create better models, predictions, and policies to understand, prevent and contain the pandemic.
May 19, 2020
The Wind is at My Back
As a Morehouse College alumnus, I have been intrigued by the varied reactions to Robert Smith’s multi-million-dollar pledge to wipe clean the student loan debt of the College’s class of ’19. Some people are speechless and heartened by this act. Others have a lot to say about what more could and should be done to address the cost of higher education in generaI. Both reactions are certainly worthy of attention.
May 22, 2019
Poll: Americans are Optimistic about Financial Future
A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University asked 1,590 American adults around the country how they feel about their financial future, the way economics is reported in the media and student loans. The Quinnipiac University National Poll found that 75 percent of Americans are optimistic about their financial future and 19 percent are pessimistic. Broken […]
March 27, 2019
More Pizzagate Fallout: Purdue Takes Name Off Building, Offers to Return $8M Gift
The John H. Schnatter Center for Economic Research will soon revert to its old name as the Purdue University Research Center in Economics, and the school is offering to return $8 million Schnatter once donated following revelations that the Papa John’s founder used the n-word during a conference call in May, ABC News has reported. […]
August 6, 2018
UNCF Expands Scholars Program
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) announced Wednesday that it will expand its UNCF/Koch Scholars Program, which aims to provide more educational opportunities for African-American students in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and economics. The program prepares students for the workforce by offering them scholarships, mentorship and academic support. Participants focus on how their entrepreneurial […]
July 25, 2018
Harvard Scholar Under Investigation Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Dr. Roland Fryer, Jr., who became the youngest African-American to win tenure as an economics professor at Harvard University in 2008, is now facing allegations of sexual misconduct and is under investigation by Harvard University and the state of Massachusetts.
May 29, 2018
Ensuring Rural Students Succeed
Raised in rural central Illinois, my adjustment from rurality to a university campus packed with national and international diversity was eye-opening. As I acclimated to my alma mater, I noticed some of my early collegiate experiences differed from my suburban and urban classmates. The cosmopolitan environment subliminally told me my ruralness was inadequate compared to my non-rural peers.
May 25, 2018
On-Campus Barbershop Provides Free Cuts to Students
Howard University’s on-campus barbershop is the brainchild of Corvias, a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, R.I., that partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to “solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value” through partnerships.
October 15, 2017
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