Student debt cancellation is a win-win

President Biden’s plan to forgive between $10,000 and $20,000 of student loan debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year is actually a win-win scenario, according to Daniel McKeever, assistant professor in the School of Management at Binghamton University,…

UC San Diego Goes to Washington

Five University of California San Diego alumni have been nominated or appointed to positions within President Joe Biden’s administration, adding to a long list of university alumni and faculty leaders who have served the nation in high-level roles. In addition, one alum was tapped to serve as part of an agency review team for the Biden-Harris transition.

University of Kentucky Expert, Economist Michael Clark Weighs in on Impact of COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2020) — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the U.S., the government is responding in unprecedented ways. Measures to protect the nation’s most vulnerable citizens — though necessary — will have a lasting impact on…

Even $2 trillion may not be enough: Scholars weigh in on stimulus package, unemployment benefits, small business & industry loans, & individual checks

The $2 trillion plan to prop up a pandemic-reeling United States, amid the news that there were 3.3 million unemployment claims lodged in the previous week, is expected to pass the House on March 27.Is it a Band-Aid or sufficient to heal what ails America’s economy?“We do not have this (COVID-19 outbreak) under control, and until we do, even $2 trillion may not be a big enough bailout,” said Anne Marie Knott, the Robert and Barbara Frick Professor of Business at Washington University in St.

As ‘Orange is the New Black’ Ends, UNLV Professor Explores How Conditions Have Changed for Incarcerated Women

The Litchfield Correctional Facility in upstate New York might be the fictitious background of Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black.” But the stories of the inmates — portrayed by Hollywood actresses — could be easily found throughout real…