2018

White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents' Money

Heller in the News
July 20, 2018

In The Atlantic, read about the forthcoming study by Tatjana Meschede and Joanna Taylor that highlights how higher education alone cannot bridge the wealth gap separating black Americans from their white peers.

3 Bostonians innovating solutions to the refugee crisis

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July 20, 2018

In the CIC blog, Wafaa Arbash, SID/COEX'17, says refugees are educated and smart but often face significant barriers to economic independence after they’ve been displaced.

Health care watchdog: BI-Lahey merger will hike costs

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July 19, 2018

In the CommonWealth, Stuart Altman, chairman of the Health Policy Commission says while there a lot of good things in the merger, he rejects the idea that the model can't have changes.

Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) Presents 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Lillian Glickman, UMASS Boston

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July 18, 2018

Lillian Glickman, MSW'71, PhD'81, received a lifetime achievement award from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging.

Brandeis Report Illuminates Important Family Tradeoffs

Heller in the News
July 18, 2018

The Partnership For Strong Communities, highlights a recent report by The Heller School's Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) on housing issues faced by low income families with children.

Racial wealth gap continues to grow between black and white families, regardless of college attainment

Heller News Release
July 16, 2018

IASP study shows education, once thought to be the “great equalizer,” accumulates wealth for white families but not black families.

The Most Incompetent Demagogue In History

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July 15, 2018

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner asks what could possibly motivate an American president, who lashes out at Canada for a minor slight, to display such credulity when it comes to Russia.

Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on

Heller in the News
July 14, 2018

In the Washington Post, Andrew Kolodny says policymakers have misunderstood the opioid crisis for years as chronic-pain advocates told them not to take actions involving less prescribing of opioids as it would make the problem of untreated chronic pain worse.

A New Report Found A 5% Drop In Opioid Addictions And Experts Are Optimistic

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July 12, 2018

In Buzzfeed, Andrew Kolodny says unless we do a better job of increasing access to effective treatment, overdose deaths will remain at record high levels.

Stuart Altman receives award from National Academy of Social Insurance

Heller News Release
July 11, 2018

Health economist Stuart Altman named 2018 recipient of the Robert M. Ball Award for outstanding achievements in social insurance.

Dean Weil delivers talk at OECD on future of work

Heller News Release
July 10, 2018

Weil's remarks, titled “Erosion: The Fissured Workplace and the Future of Work,” come in response to rapidly changing workplace policies and rising inequality in the U.S. and many OECD economies.

I Need Plastic Straws To Drink. I Also Want To Save The Environment.

Heller in the News
July 09, 2018

In HuffPost, Robyn Powell describes the impact of the movement to get rid of single-use plastic straws on people with disabilities who need them to drink independently.

The rise of Uber is a Shakespearean tragedy for workers

Heller in the News
July 06, 2018

In the Het Financieele Dagblad, David Weil says massive forces like Amazon and Uber are pushing the wrong way

Future leaders in health and medicine flock to Brandeis

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July 06, 2018

At the Global Youth Summit at Brandeis, Andrew Kolodny inspired students to think differently about the role of medicine in overcoming public health challenges.

It's The Gap, Stupid

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July 06, 2018

In the Boston Review, read Archon Fung's review of Thomas Shapiro's Book, "Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide and Threatens Our Future."

Caring for our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain

Heller in the News
July 03, 2018

At the NCCIH, watch Mary Jo Larson advocate for more research on integrative medicine for pain, for the US Military.

Trump’s Tax Cut Snake Oil Should Be The Story Of The Midterms

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July 02, 2018

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner says in the midterms, the Democratic high ground is to remind voters that Trump is no friend of the working person.

Kennedy’s Retirement Will Leave the Rights of People With Disabilities in Danger

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July 02, 2018

In Rewire.News, Robyn Powell says Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement could directly affect issues specific to people with disabilities as well.

The American Dream Deferred

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June 28, 2018

In his essay on the American Dream in Brookings, Senator Cory Booker quotes David Weil.

Opioid package may not prod wary doctors to embrace opioid treatment

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June 28, 2018

In Politico Pro, Cindy Thomas says stigma around treating addiction is likely a bigger impediment than low payment and lack of mental health support.

Former Stony Brook University Social Work Dean Ruth Brandwein receives NASW Lifetime Achievement Award

Heller in the News
June 27, 2018

Congratulations to Ruth Brandwein, PhD'78, on receiving the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Lifetime Achievement Award, last week.

The Badass 50

Heller in the News
June 27, 2018

InStyle ranks Anita Hill at 46, in the Badass Women list that celebrates women who show up, speak up and get things done.

New Insights Into the Long-Term Toll of Opioids

Heller in the News
June 27, 2018

In Psychology Today, Andrew Kolodny says opioid deaths among the elderly are often misreported as occurring from other causes.

Three Candidates This Year Are Embracing the Disability Community—But Others Are Still Catching Up

Heller in the News
June 25, 2018

In Rewire.News, Robyn Powell says after historically being overlooked, the sizable voting power of people with disabilities is finally being noticed by a few political candidates.

Trump’s Trade Fight With Canada Highlights Two Approaches To Capitalism

Heller in the News
June 24, 2018

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner says it’s worth looking at the actual trade relationship and differences between America and Canada.

An ‘Overprescription of Opioids’ That Led to a Crisis

Heller in the News
June 23, 2018

In the Atlantic, Andrew Kolodny says racial stereotyping in narcotics prescriptions is having a protective effect on non-white populations.

Rehab USA: how should America treat its opioid victims?

Heller in the News
June 22, 2018

In the Financial Times, Andrew Kolodny says Suboxone and other medicines with buprenorphine, offer the best hope of stemming the flow of fatalities.

Five concepts that help explain the U.S. immigration policy crisis

Heller News Release
June 21, 2018

Professors Susan Eaton and Jessica Santos, PhD’15, offer five ways to think critically and better understand U.S. immigration policy in context.

What’s the right painkiller prescription to send home with a patient after gallbladder surgery or a cesarean section?

Heller in the News
June 19, 2018

In the New York Times, Andrew Kolodny says warning patients could create a disincentive to prescribing more than three days’ worth of opioid painkillers.

J. William Fulbright: Scholarships and Soft Power

Heller in the News
June 18, 2018

In the BBC podcast The Forum, listen to Joan Dassin and other esteemed panelists discuss the history behind the Fulbright scholarship.

Trump Blunders Forward With Incoherent Trade Policy

Heller in the News
June 18, 2018

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner writes about Donald Trump's messy Trade policies.

Massachusetts sues Purdue Pharma

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June 13, 2018

Massachusetts sues Purdue Pharma for lying and profiting from the opioid crisis. At Tuesday's press conference on Facebook live, watch Andrew Kolodny speak around 24 min.

What if the pre-existing condition mandate is repealed?

Heller in the News
June 13, 2018

In Dame, Robyn Powell shares her concerns about if and when the Obama-era pre-existing condition mandate is repealed.

Meet the Kroc School's Newest Faculty Member, Dr. Philip Gamaghelyan

Heller in the News
June 13, 2018

Read about Philip Gamaghelyan, MA COEX '06, who joins the Kroc School as an Assistant Professor with a focus on conflict analysis and resolution.

NIH Targets $500 Million At Opioid Crisis

Heller in the News
June 12, 2018

In Forbes, Andrew Kolodny says while he agrees with most objectives of the NIH, he has concerns about a proposed private-public partnership with pharmaceutical companies.

Richard Cordray casts some blame on Mike DeWine for opioid overdoses in Ohio

Heller in the News
June 12, 2018

In Politifact, Andrew Kolodny says its silly to blame Mike DeWine or any other state attorney general — for the increase in overdose deaths.

Iran’s mild response to unprecedented truckers’ strike could be due to Trump’s influence

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June 12, 2018

In The Conversation, Nader Habibi writes that Iran's surprisingly mild response to the nationwide truckers' strike could be due to a fear of potential US reaction.

Anita Hill on #MeToo: 'I didn't have a hashtag'

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June 12, 2018

In CNN, read excerpts from Anita Hill’s Brandeis alumni weekend discussion, where she outlined the difference between the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Anita Hill and Tony Goldwyn talk activism in Hollywood at Brandeis University

Heller in the News
June 11, 2018

The Boston Globe shares highlights from the discussion on activism in Hollywood by Anita Hill and Tony Goldwyn during the Brandies alumni weekend.

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

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June 08, 2018

In Slate's newest episode of Live at Politics and Prose, listen to Robert Kuttner discuss his book, "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?"

Graduates push school leavers out of low-skill jobs

Heller in the News
June 08, 2018

In University World News, Nader Habibi writes about how Iran’s labour market has failed to generate adequate employment for university graduates.

How movie stars conquered the ‘gig economy’

Heller in the News
June 07, 2018

In Politico, David Weil talks about how autonomous, Hollywood-style union models can put more power in the hands of contingent workers.

What Do These Political Ads Have in Common? The Opioid Crisis.

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June 07, 2018

In the New York Times, Andrew Kolodny says political parties addressing opioids are a unique issue with tremendous amounts of overlap.

The Class Struggle According to Donald Trump

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June 07, 2018

In the New York Times, Thomas B. Edsall quotes David Weil's book, “The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It.”

Corruption Is The New Normal

Heller in the News
June 05, 2018

In the Huffington Post, Robert Kuttner writes about the mingling of personal corruption in the Trump era.

Workers Shouldn’t Have to Sign Away Their Rights to Class Action Lawsuits

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June 05, 2018

In the Harvard Business Review, David Weil talks about how the Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis poses a grave threat to worker voices.

Wages Need to Accelerate More to Keep Up With Costs: David Weil

Heller in the News
June 01, 2018

On Bloomberg, listen to David Weil discuss wage stagnation and whether it’s reflected in consumer data.

People With Disabilities Are ‘Severely Underrepresented in Elected Office.’ These Candidates Hope to Change That.

Heller in the News
May 31, 2018

In Rewire.News, Robyn Powell highlights challenges faced by people with disabilities running for office.

Religion and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Cause, Consequence, and Cure

Heller in the News
May 31, 2018

In the Washington Institute, read an essay by Mohamed Galal Hassan, MA COEX'19, on the religious dimension of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Uncharted Territory: A Q&A with Julie Johnson, PhD’15, Inaugural Research Director for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Heller News Release
May 31, 2018

Heller spoke with Johnson about the path that brought her to this position and the exciting road ahead for this growing field of policy research.

Physicians report safer opioid prescribing behavior after just one in-office education session, study shows

Heller News Release
May 30, 2018

A new study from Mary Jo Larson shows how education about state prescription monitoring programs can lead to more responsible prescribing by providers.

In a pinch, this seasoned administrator knows how to entertain, too

Heller in the News
May 29, 2018

The Boston Globe shares an anecdote from a recent event attended by Tom Glynn.

Anita Hill, Tapped to Replace Keynote Speaker Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Warns Wesleyan Graduates of "Uncertain Times" Ahead

Heller in the News
May 27, 2018

The Hartford Courant captures key moments from Anita Hill's commencement speech at Wesleyan University.

Anita Hill Delivers 2018 Commencement Address

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May 27, 2018

Read Anita Hill's inspiring 2018 commencement address at Wesleyan University.

These U.S. Workers Are Being Paid Like It’s the 1980s

Heller in the News
May 25, 2018

In Bloomberg, David Weil comments on the Labor Department's reliance on decades-old wage data to approve government construction contracts.

Heller researchers receive 2018 Provost Research Grants

Heller News Release
May 25, 2018

Four Heller researchers across various institutes were awarded the one-year grants, which begin July 1.

How doctors help chronic pain patients taper opioid doses

Heller in the News
May 24, 2018

In the Inquirer, Andrew Kolodny says for patients dependent on a high dose of opioids, immediate dosage reduction is excruciating.

Strategy, Innovation, Intention Help Improve Race Relations In Boston

Heller in the News
May 24, 2018

On CBS, Tom Glynn, MSW'72, PhD'77, the CEO of Massport, discusses how 30 percent of the investors, architects, construction workers and employees for the new Seaport Omni Hotel will be women and people of color.

Lost in the battle to create fewer new patients addicted to opioids: Longtime pain patients

Heller in the News
May 24, 2018

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Andrew Kolodny says long-time patients on high doses of opioids need a lot of support to bring their dosage down.

The racial wealth gap is where yesterday’s injustice becomes today’s inequality. And it’s growing.

Heller in the News
May 23, 2018

Watch Thomas Shapiro talk about America's Racial Wealth Gap in Vox's new show with Netflix, "Explained."

Crisis Of Globalization: Restoring Social Investment Is Key

Heller in the News
May 23, 2018

In Social Europe, Robert Kuttner writes about restoring social investment programs in a globalized world.

Cigna Creates Online Initiative To Drive Patient-Provider Conversations Regarding Pain and Opioid Prescriptions

Heller in the News
May 23, 2018

MedicalResearch.com examines a new study from Cindy Thomas on Cigna's efforts to improve treatment for people suffering from substance use disorders.

Excellence Rising: A Fresh Start on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at Heller

Heller News Release
May 23, 2018

A perspectives column authored by Maria Madison, the associate dean for equity, inclusion and diversity at the Heller School.

Optimism of the Heart

Heller News Release
May 22, 2018

Professor Robert Kuttner on his latest book, that infamous phone call from Steve Bannon, and a lifetime on the left edge of the possible.

Study shows that medical respite care for patients experiencing homelessness is cost-effective for hospitals

Heller News Release
May 22, 2018

A new study by Professor Donald Shepard and Dan Shetler makes a powerful business case.

Shock and Awe

Heller in the News
May 21, 2018

In the Harvard Medicine Magazine, vascular surgeon Alik Farber, EMBA’19, talks about helping to heal those torn by trauma.

Changing the Future through Fellowships

Heller News Release
May 21, 2018

How critical financial support from Heller alumni and friends helps students—especially international ones—transform their lives and the communities around them.

A Community for Life

Heller News Release
May 21, 2018

The Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Simulated Society, Real Lessons

Heller News Release
May 21, 2018

COEX Program Director Alain Lempereur uses an exercise called SIMSOC around the world—from Burundi to his classroom at Heller—to shed light on social inequities.

Mergers key to community hospitals’ survival

Heller in the News
May 20, 2018

In Fosters online, Jody Hoffer Gittell says that competition and accountable, value-based care are driving changes health care.

SMCC graduates record number of students

Heller in the News
May 20, 2018

The keynote speech was delivered by Ninette Irabaruta, MA SID’18, also an SMCC alumna who fled violence and political oppression in her native central African country of Burundi.

How Rampant Globalization Brought Us Trump

Heller in the News
May 18, 2018

In the New York Times, Justin Fox reviews Robert Kuttner’s latest book – “Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?”

Anita Hill tells law school graduates: 'We will never be the same after the #MeToo movement'

Heller in the News
May 17, 2018

ABC News shares crucial moments from Anita Hill's commencement speech at Rutgers University.

Beacon for Inclusion Award Winners Announced!

Heller in the News
May 17, 2018

Oanh Thi Thu Bui, MA SID’08, to be honored at the Beacon for Inclusion Awards at the Massachusetts State House.

For People With Disabilities, Earning Pennies Per Hour Is Only Part of the Problem

Heller in the News
May 17, 2018

In Rewire.News, Robyn Powell talks about how people with disabilities continue to face substantial barriers to finding and keeping meaningful employment.

How to juggle classes and diaper changes

Heller News Release
May 17, 2018

Recent grads who had babies while they were students at Heller share how they made it work.

Companies Face A Tough Choice After Trump Pulls Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

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May 16, 2018

In NPR online, Nader Habibi connects Iran’s disappointing economic revival with the Trump campaign.

R.I.‘s Butler Hospital sets ‘Zero Suicide’ goal for patients

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May 15, 2018

The Providence Journal highlights the efforts of Diane Block, PhD’13, and her team at Butler Hospital, who are aiming for zero lives lost by suicide post discharge.

Routes of Return

Heller News Release
May 14, 2018

Isaac Cudjoe, MA COEX'19, launches an ambitious movement about the reintegration of diaspora around the world.

PhD Commencement Speaker: Delia Kimbrel, PhD'18

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Kimbrel speaks about the structural disadvantage and concentrated poverty she witnessed growing up in Wichita, Kansas.

MS Commencement Speaker: Funke Falade, MS'18

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Falade shares how her year at Heller has changed the way she thinks about improving the health care system in her home country, Nigeria.

MA COEX Commencement Speaker: Priyanka Renugopalakrishnan, MA COEX'18

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Renugopalakrishnan urges her fellow graduates to think creatively as they pursue change and impact in the world.

MA SID Commencement Speaker: Joe Wilson, MA SID/MS'18

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Wilson shares the many of the hardships he faced growing up during Liberia's civil war and makes an impassioned plea to improve opportunities for women in the Global South.

MPP Commencement Speaker: Sylvia Stewart, MPP'18

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Stewart expresses her gratitude for everything her peers at Heller taught her over the last two years.

MBA Commencement Speaker: Jessica Sanon, MBA'18

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Sanon speaks about the struggles of being the only black woman in various spaces, and the moments at Heller that made her feel welcome.

Commencement 2018: “Change always starts with one person"

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Heller celebrated the graduation of 132 students from nearly 40 countries, enrolled in six different degree programs and 10 dual and joint degree programs, at its 59th commencement.

Dean Weil 2018 Commencement Remarks

Heller News Release
May 13, 2018

Dean Weil opened the ceremony with reflections on Mother's Day and advice for this year's graduates.

Coming Clean: Recovering from a culture of substance abuse

Heller in the News
May 11, 2018

In National Restaurant News, Andrew Kolodny says the staff at restaurants and owners of restaurants are increasingly suffering from opioid addiction.

From tourist to altruist, how a New Yorker embraced Vietnam

Heller in the News
May 10, 2018

CNN names Neal Bermas, PhD'81, a CNN Hero for founding STREETS International, which trains at-risk youth for careers in Vietnam's booming culinary and hospitality industries.

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?

Heller in the News
May 09, 2018

In the New Yorker, Robert Kuttner's new book, which blames authoritarianism on politicians entranced by the free market, is reviewed.

5 unintended consequences of addressing the opioid crisis

Heller in the News
May 08, 2018

In Politico, Andrew Kolodny calls for better wraparound support services for patients coming off of opioids.

Controversial Proposed Changes to the ADA Education and Reform Act

Heller in the News
May 07, 2018

On Ringler Radio, Robyn Powell discusses a new controversial change to the ADA and the potential impact this could have for disabled people.

Labor Dept. Plans Memo to Rein In Field Offices

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May 07, 2018

Bloomberg News mentions David Weil's rescinded Wage and Hour Division interpretative memos on joint employment liability for affiliated businesses and misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

What Karl Marx Got Right — And One Big Thing He Got Wrong

Heller in the News
May 06, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner says Karl Marx looks prophetic after four decades of the destruction of managed capitalism by business and banking elites, but that he never imagined the appeal of ultranationalism.

Searching for solutions to the opioid crisis

Heller in the News
May 05, 2018

In Modern Healthcare, Andrew Kolodny said efforts to limit opioid prescribing in recent years have been positive, but alternative therapies are necessary for patients who are addicted.

A Big Deal? Partners And Harvard Pilgrim Are In Merger Talks

Heller in the News
May 04, 2018

In WBUR, Stuart Altman says a potential merger of Partners HealthCare and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care could have major implications, depending on whether it's an affiliation or acquisition.

Brandeis International Business School and Heller School for Social Policy and Management Receive AACSB Reaccreditation

Heller News Release
May 04, 2018

The AACSB peer review committee cited strengths in innovation and personalization in their review of both business programs.

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

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May 03, 2018

In Political Anthropologist, Raj Sampath delves into how to hold the U.S. and India accountable so that racism and caste truly become things of the past.

UMass Amherst to Host International Conference on Caste and Race May 4-6

Heller in the News
May 02, 2018

UMass Amherst will host the fourth annual conference on Caste and Race: Reconfiguring Solidarities, which was launched by the Center for Global Development and Sustainability at Brandeis University in 2015.

Opioid Addiction Treatment

Heller in the News
May 01, 2018

On WCAI, Cindy Thomas weighs in on suboxone treatment and access to providers for people with opioid use disorders.

No, Donald Trump, The Paralympic Games Are Not ‘Tough To Watch’

Heller in the News
May 01, 2018

In HuffPost, PhD candidate Robyn Powell points out President Trump's history of ableism in light of his recent comments about the Paralympics.

We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Heller in the News
April 30, 2018

In MarketWatch, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discusses the change from room-filling machines to desktop personal fabrication to ubiquitous programmable materials.

#MeToo Comes to Wall Street, New York's Record Low Murder Rate, How to Count to Four

Heller in the News
April 30, 2018

On Midday on WNYC, Robert Kuttner tackles the question, "Does capitalism help American jobs, or ruin them?" in a discussion of his new book.

Asia Pacific: JRS welcomes new Regional Director

Heller in the News
April 27, 2018

SID alumnus Louie Jacamo has been named new Regional Director of of the Jesuit Refugee Service Asia Pacific, starting June 1.

Worker deaths continue to rise in Mass.

Heller in the News
April 26, 2018

In the Boston Globe, David Weil says companies who rely on contract workers feel no responsibility to create a safe workplace.

Opioid Crackdown Has Patients Struggling to Get Their Meds

Heller in the News
April 26, 2018

In the Wall Street Journal, Andrew Kolodny says it can be challenging to work with patients who are addicted to opioids that are ineffective for their medical conditions.

Boston Public Radio Full Show: 04/26/18

Heller in the News
April 26, 2018

On WGBH News, Robert Kuttner discusses his latest book, "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?"

State maintains strict limit on health care spending for 2019

Heller in the News
April 25, 2018

In the Boston Business Journal, Stuart Altman says Massachusetts still has to make progress to reduce some of the most expensive health care in the world.

The 100 Most Influential People in Boston

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April 24, 2018

Boston Magazine reveals its list of Boston's most influential people, which includes Tom Glynn, MSW'72, PhD'77, the CEO of Massport.

The Great Republican Tax Cut Backfire

Heller in the News
April 23, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner argues that the federal tax cuts passed in late 2017 are a political loser for Republicans.

An Opioid Crisis Foretold

Heller in the News
April 21, 2018

In a New York Times editorial about the opioid epidemic, Andrew Kolodny's recommendation of $6 billion a year for 10 years to set up a nationwide network of buprenorphine and methadone treatment centers is cited.

Maternal mortality in the U.S. is due to inefficiency in the healthcare system

Heller in the News
April 19, 2018

In Neonatology Today, Viveka Zawisza MD FACOG, MBA/MS'19, writes in an op-ed that more efficient continuity of care must become a priority to reduce high maternal mortality rates in the United States.

Interview: The Ability To Make Anything Is Technologically Within Our Grasp

Heller in the News
April 19, 2018

In KSRO, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discusses how digital fabrication could change societies across the planet.

In the throes of an opioid crisis, prescriptions fell dramatically last year

Heller in the News
April 19, 2018

In Stat News, Andrew Kolodny says the decline in opioid prescriptions is a move in the right direction, but that there's still a massive overprescription problem.

Greater homeownership isn’t the answer to ending wealth inequality

Heller in the News
April 19, 2018

In Quartz, Tom Shapiro says that discriminatory housing policies in the United States are a major source of racial inequality.

Cannabis commission hires research director

Heller in the News
April 19, 2018

The Patriot Ledger reports that Julie Johnson, PhD'15, has been named research director of the Cannabis Control Commission, to conduct extensive research on the use of marijuana and how legalization affects society.

Faculty, staff and students recognized at 2018 Heller Awards

Heller News Release
April 18, 2018

Dean David Weil announced the awards for teaching, mentoring, staff service, teaching assistant, and research team in front of a packed crowd in Zinner Forum.

Rising Up with Sonali: A Syrian Speaks Out on Trump’s Latest Bombing

Heller in the News
April 17, 2018

On KPFA, Robert Kuttner discusses his new book, "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?"

Former Home for Little Wanderers CEO reflects on time spent helping children find new lives

Heller in the News
April 17, 2018

Wicked Local profiles Heller alum Joan Wallace-Benjamin, PhD'80, former CEO of Home for Little Wanderers.

Making OxyContin harder to abuse led to more deaths as users switched to fentanyl-laced heroin, research suggests

Heller in the News
April 17, 2018

In the Daily Mail, Andrew Kolodny says that fentanyl is the real culprit of the spike in heroin-related deaths.

Soon You’ll Be Able to Make Anything. It’ll Change Politics Forever.

Heller in the News
April 17, 2018

In Politico, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld and his brothers and co-authors discuss the transformative impact of digitizing fabrication.

Gig economy is no excuse for lax protections for American workers

Heller in the News
April 16, 2018

In an op-ed in the Hill, David Weil argues that it's possible to grow an innovative on-demand company while treating workers responsibly.

Study: Homeless Health Care Program In Phoenix Saves Public Money

Heller in the News
April 16, 2018

KJZZ radio reports on a study from Donald Shepard that shows a Phoenix-area nonprofit that cares for the homeless could save the state millions of dollars each year.

Gabapentin’s Secret: The Drug Opioid Abusers Crave

Heller in the News
April 16, 2018

In MedShadow, Andrew Kolodny says gabapentin, a drug for seizures and nerve pain, should be classified as a controlled drug.

Paid leave benefit policy needs to take into account the future of work

Heller in the News
April 16, 2018

In AEI Ideas, David Weil is cited in an op-ed about the effects of the fissured workplace on paid leave benefits.

How France Cut Heroin Overdoses by 79 Percent in 4 Years

Heller in the News
April 16, 2018

In the Atlantic, Andrew Kolodny discusses the many issues in the American health-care system that make accessing buprenorphine difficult for addicted people.

TimesTalks Festival: Nan Goldin and Dr. Andrew Kolodny

Heller in the News
April 14, 2018

At the New York Times TimesTalk Festival, Andrew Kolodny speaks to artist Nan Goldin and reporter Katie Benner about the opioid epidemic.

Lifting Children Out of Poverty

Heller News Release
April 13, 2018

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, to serve on committee tasked with halving U.S. child poverty in 10 years

Building Wealth for Low-Wage Workers

Heller News Release
April 13, 2018

Janet Boguslaw investigates the effects of shared ownership models, such as employee stock ownerships plans, on workers' ability to build wealth

Has diabetes control hit a ceiling?

Heller News Release
April 13, 2018

Saeid Shahraz finds a plateau in glucose control among adult diabetes patients in the U.S. from 2007-2014.

The government’s 2018 spending bill has huge gains for child care spending: What does that mean for low-income families?

Heller News Release
April 13, 2018

ICYFP researchers describe their study on child care subsidies in Massachusetts and how the 2018 Omnibus Bill will impact child care in the U.S.

University Professor Anita Hill Delivers Heller MBA Distinguished Management Lecture

Heller News Release
April 13, 2018

The lawyer and activist laid out the history of U.S. civil rights legislation over the last half-century and encouraged students to stay committed to social justice.

Can democracy survive global capitalism?

Heller in the News
April 12, 2018

In an opinion piece the Boston Globe, Robert Kuttner discusses the failure of a naive faith that deeper globalization would spread both liberal capitalism and liberal democracy.

Tesla Workers Claim Racial Bias and Abuse at Electric Car Factory

Heller in the News
April 12, 2018

In Bloomberg, David Weil comments on the possibility of Tesla being held accountable as a joint employer in a discrimination lawsuit filed by contract workers.

SAG-AFTRA Bans Auditions In Hotel Rooms And Residences

Heller in the News
April 12, 2018

In Deadline, Anita Hill applauds the new SAG-AFTRA guidelines in her capacity as the chair of the Hollywood commission against sexual assault.

How Globalized Capitalism Drives Worldwide Fear And Discontentment

Heller in the News
April 11, 2018

On Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Robert Kuttner discusses his new book and says the decline of social contracts in Western democracies has led to the rise of right-wing populism.

How to buy a house or pay for rent? Mom and Dad might help

Heller in the News
April 11, 2018

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tatjana Meschede says the length of homeownership is the largest driver of wealth gaps between income brackets and races.

Doctors bristle at push for opioid prescription limits

Heller in the News
April 11, 2018

In the Hill, Andrew Kolodny questions the effectiveness of 3- or 7-day limits on opioid prescriptions, which still come with a lot of pills.

The Shared Legacies of Martin Luther King and Ambedkar

Heller in the News
April 10, 2018

In the Wire, Rajesh Sampath is quoted about the similarities between the Black Lives Matter and Dalit movements.

Fight Against Opioids Includes Drug To Reduce Overdose

Heller in the News
April 09, 2018

On WPR's The Morning Show, Andrew Kolodny discusses how naloxone saves lives, what an official advisory means and how the intricacies of the opioid epidemic complicate public health efforts.

The Failure Of The Global Capitalist Fantasy

Heller in the News
April 09, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner writes about the tensions between global capitalism and democracy, the subject of his new book, "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?"

Expanding Civil Commitment Laws Is Bad Mental Health Policy

Heller in the News
April 06, 2018

In Health Affairs, PhD student Morgan Shields says "expanding civil commitment and mental health institutionalization is a convenient tool for politicians seeking to deflect public pressure for gun control laws."

Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods use EDs more frequently

Heller in the News
April 06, 2018

In Healio, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, used the ICYFP's Child Opportunity Index to help determine whether children in low-opportunity areas use pediatric acute care more frequently.

Innovative oral health care system could be a model for other states

Heller News Release
April 06, 2018

Researcher and Heller PhD Yara Halasa-Rappel discovers key lessons from Rhode Island’s RIte Smiles program for children.

New Labor Laws for New Economic Realities

Heller News Release
April 06, 2018

Dean David Weil’s work on the fissured workplace informs significant, popular legislation in Ontario.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Saves the Americans With Disabilities Act—For Now

Heller in the News
April 03, 2018

In ReWire, PhD candidate Robyn Powell writes about Sen. Duckworth's efforts to block a bill that would gut effectively gut the ADA.

How to Get an MBA in Less Time

Heller in the News
April 02, 2018

US News & World Report highlights the Heller MBA in nonprofit management, which takes just 16 months to complete.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Powerful Insight About Politics

Heller in the News
April 02, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner reflects on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, 50 years after he was assassinated.

Dartmouth psychologist Joanne Nicholson joins Heller School faculty

Heller News Release
April 02, 2018

Heller's Institute for Behavioral Health welcomes Nicholson as professor of the practice.

Health care watchdog lays out 10 policy tweaks that would save $4.7B

Heller in the News
March 28, 2018

In the Boston Business Journal, Stuart Altman says there are many opportunities to lower spending without affecting quality and access.

Daphne Bramham: Time may finally be right to end sexual harassment, says Anita Hill

Heller in the News
March 28, 2018

In the Vancouver Sun, Anita Hill says it's time to move past 1991 and finally end sexual harassment in the workplace.

Filmmakers Document the Dangers of Opioids

Heller in the News
March 28, 2018

The Jewish Journal highlights a new documentary about the opioid epidemic, "Do No Harm," which features Andrew Kolodny.

Michael Botticelli speaks at Brandeis/Harvard NIDA Center Symposium

Heller News Release
March 28, 2018

In a public symposium at Brandeis, Botticelli offered his perspective on some of the successes and challenges in implementing effective responses to the opioid epidemic.

Criticize harmful national origin data collection bill

Heller in the News
March 27, 2018

In an op-ed in the Justice, PhD student Ye Pogue describes her efforts to oppose Senate Bill 359 in Connecticut.

Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections

Heller in the News
March 26, 2018

On All Things Considered, David Weil says says many employers are simply labeling more jobs as contract positions to shift the cost and risk onto workers.

ABA women's commission updates manual about preventing and addressing sex harassment

Heller in the News
March 26, 2018

The ABA Journal quotes Anita Hill's preface in the updated manual, "Zero Tolerance: Best Practices for Combating Sex-Based Harassment in the Legal Profession."

Dentists say they support 7-day limits on opioid prescriptions

Heller in the News
March 26, 2018

On CBS News, Andrew Kolodny says dentists are finally "stepping up to the plate" when it comes to their role in overprescribing opioids.

States: Federal money for opioid crisis a small step in right direction

Heller in the News
March 25, 2018

In Trib Live, Andrew Kolodny comments on the new spending plan that President Trump signed last week, saying it doesn't go far enough to combat the opioid crisis.

How To Regulate Facebook

Heller in the News
March 25, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner says the FTC needs to take a stronger stand and fine Facebook for data breaches, and the government must enforce anti-trust laws.

The FDA Won't Ban Electric Shock On Adults & Kids With Disabilities, & These Activists Are Determined To Change That

Heller in the News
March 23, 2018

In the Romper, PhD student Robyn Powell writes about protests outside the home of Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Why Irrational Politics Appeal to Voters in America and Israel

Heller in the News
March 22, 2018

The Times of Israel features a review of a new book that was edited and includes an introduction by Mari Fitzduff.

UnitedHealthcare donates $2.5 million to establish UM professorship endowment

Heller in the News
March 21, 2018

Crain's reports that Andrew Ryan, PhD'07, is the University of Michigan School of Public Health's first UnitedHealthcare Professor of Health Care Management.

Trump's death penalty plan for drug dealers a 'step backwards,' experts say

Heller in the News
March 20, 2018

In CNN, Andrew Kolodny says President Trump shouldn't be talking about the death penalty in regards to combating the opioid epidemic.

Can the Death Penalty Actually Stem the Opioid Epidemic?

Heller in the News
March 20, 2018

In Frontline, Andrew Kolodny says it can be hard to distinguish between a drug dealer and someone who is addicted to opioids.

Brandeis University’s Heller School rises to eighth in the nation for social policy

Heller News Release
March 20, 2018

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University is among the best graduate schools for public affairs, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Will Trump’s focus on prosecution, not treatment, make a dent in opioid addiction?

Heller in the News
March 19, 2018

On PBS NewsHour, Andrew Kolodny says the Trump administration still hasn't proposed a plan of action on the opioid crisis that includes a multi-year, multi-billion-dollar funding request to Congress.

Hundreds of millions in state opioid cash left unspent

Heller in the News
March 19, 2018

In Politico, Andrew Kolodny calls the lack of use of the $500 million allocated by Congress to combat the opioid crisis "a total failure."

Dean Weil Testifies at California State Senate Hearing on Future of Work

Heller News Release
March 19, 2018

Heller School Dean David Weil testified March 20 at a joint hearing of the California Assembly and Senate on the future of work and its impacts on that state’s workforce. 

White House prepares to roll out plan addressing opioid crisis

Heller in the News
March 18, 2018

On NBC Nightly News, Andrew Kolodny addresses President's Trump's new plan, which includes prevention efforts, combating illegal online sales and stricter penalties for drug offenders.

How Will America Respond To Cold War II?

Heller in the News
March 18, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner says Vladimir Putin is now waging a new Cold War on the West using cyber warfare and nerve agents, posing an existential threat.

Lights, Camera, Action! Breaking Down The Mass. Film Tax Credit

Heller in the News
March 16, 2018

On WGBH, Robert Tannenwald discusses how Georgia made the film tax credits a winning business model and whether Massachusetts can do the same.

What's stopping minority residents from buying homes in Phoenix?

Heller in the News
March 15, 2018

In the Arizona Republic, Tatjana Meschede comments on findings that show whites are more than three times as likely as Latinos or African Americans to apply for home loans in Maricopa County.

Drug deaths rose 8,370% in some US counties over 34 years

Heller in the News
March 13, 2018

In CNN, Andrew Kolodny comments on a new JAMA study that shows drug deaths were up in nearly every single county in the United States from 1980 to 2014.

Opioid Overprescribing Is Not a Myth

Heller in the News
March 13, 2018

In an op-ed in Politico, Andrew Kolodny and Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing leaders argue that the opioid addiction epidemic stems largely from the overprescribing of opioids for the treatment of pain.

The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make

Heller in the News
March 12, 2018

On CNN, Andrew Kolodny calls a new report that shows the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes, "disturbing."

Trump’s Quote-Unquote ‘Good Week’ Was Mostly Good For China

Heller in the News
March 12, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner says that President Trump's recent actions on North Korea and tariffs will only strengthen China's global position.

A Quarter Of Mass. Residents Know Someone Who Died Of An Opioid Overdose, Survey Finds

Heller in the News
March 12, 2018

In WBUR, Andrew Kolodny comments on a new study that shows most people still think addiction reflects a lack of personality responsibility.

Anita Hill talks about sexual harassment and politics in Oakland lecture

Heller in the News
March 10, 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle covers Anita Hill's lecture in Oakland, California, where she spoke about the need for better political candidates.

A preemptive strike against an Asian Registry in Connecticut

Heller in the News
March 09, 2018

The CT Post covers testimony by PhD student Ye Pogue against collecting data on ethnic subgroups in front of the Connecticut legislature.

Anita Hill hosts talk at Bakersfield College

Heller in the News
March 08, 2018

Kern Golden Empire covers Anita Hill's talk at Bakersfield College on International Women's Day.

Lecture Series to Address Gender Inequality with Anita Hill

Heller in the News
March 08, 2018

In the Oakland Post, Anita Hill talks about her roles at the National Women’s Law Center, at MIT assessing the 45th year of Title IX and the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace.

Democrats: Speed up DACA processing

Heller in the News
March 08, 2018

In Politico's Morning Shift, David Weil criticizes a new back pay policy from the Department of Labor that could shield employers from legal action.

Gig Economy Renews Debate Over Whether Contractors Are Really Workers

Heller in the News
March 07, 2018

In NPR, David Weil discusses how companies are skirting their employer obligations by misclassifying workers as independent contractors.

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Disabilities

Heller in the News
March 07, 2018

In HuffPost, Robyn Powell says there must be better representation of characters and actors with disabilities.

Jump In Overdoses Shows Opioid Epidemic Has Worsened

Heller in the News
March 06, 2018

In WAMU, Andrew Kolodny comments on a new report from the CDC that shows a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses over a year.

Newton business makes old T-shirts into new quilts

Heller in the News
March 06, 2018

Wicked Local profiles MBA alumni Nathan Rothstein and Ross Lohr and their business, Project Repat.

Condemn collection of ethnic data on government forms

Heller in the News
March 06, 2018

In an opinion piece in the Justice, PhD student Ye Pogue speaks out against collecting information about ethnic subgroups in Massachusetts and beyond.

Trump’s Trade War Is An Incompetent Response To A Real Problem

Heller in the News
March 05, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner calls Trump's new orders of steel and aluminum tariffs a "dumb variant of a long overdue policy."

The Opioid Prophet

Heller in the News
March 01, 2018

Brandeis Magazine chronicles Andrew Kolodny's 15-year battle to raise public awareness of the opioid crisis, including its causes and effective treatments.

Opioids: House Panel Debates Mandatory Prescriber Training

Heller in the News
March 01, 2018

In MedPage Today, Andrew Kolodny urges the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to legislate mandatory education for any clinician who intends to prescribe more than a 3-day supply of opioids.

Kentucky House votes to tax opioids to close budget gap

Heller in the News
March 01, 2018

In AP, Andrew Kolodny supports the tax measure as a way to discourage overprescribing but says the funds should be set aside for drug treatment.

Massachusetts healthcare spending varies widely

Heller in the News
March 01, 2018

Modern Healthcare reports on a new study by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission that analyzed the 14 largest providers in the state, led by chair Stuart Altman.

Author cancels graduation speech amid harassment allegations

Heller in the News
March 01, 2018

The Star Tribune reports that Anita Hill will replace Daniel Handler, the author better known as Lemony Snicket, as Wesleyan's commencement speaker in May.

New Study Explores US Racial Wealth Gap

Heller in the News
February 28, 2018

In Nonprofit Quarterly, Tom Shapiro's Racial Wealth Audit is cited in an article that says the wealth gap between whites and blacks is now greater than it was before the Great Recession.

Anita Hill-Led Anti-Harassment Commission Looking At Technology To Identify Abusers In Entertainment Industry

Heller in the News
February 28, 2018

In Deadline, Anita Hill says the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equity in the Workplace is reviewing systems to gather information on sexual abusers and harassers.

Partners and Care New England add Lifespan to merger talks

Heller in the News
February 28, 2018

In Modern Healthcare, Stuart Altman comments on a potential three-way deal between Rhode Island-based Lifespan and Care New England and Boston's Partners HealthCare.

FDA to broaden access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Heller in the News
February 26, 2018

In CNN, Andrew Kolodny says there are existing, effective medications for opioid addiction treatment and warns against approving ineffective ones.

We Are Still A Sitting Duck For Russian Hacking

Heller in the News
February 26, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner argues that the U.S. government needs to do more to combat Russian cyber guerilla warfare.

F.D.A. to Expand Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Addicts

Heller in the News
February 25, 2018

In the New York Times, Andrew Kolodny says it's good for the F.D.A. to look into new treatments but that the biggest problem isn't lack of effective medication, but lack of access.

Some top opioid providers raise red flags

Heller in the News
February 20, 2018

In this series by Raycom, Andrew Kolodny criticizes state medical boards for not taking enough disciplinary action against medical professionals who overprescribe opioids.

Robert Mueller Has Trump Cornered

Heller in the News
February 19, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner argues that special counsel Robert Mueller's latest indictments mean President Trump won't last long in the White House.

How One Pain Clinic Tapered Opioid Use

Heller in the News
February 19, 2018

In MedPage Today, Andrew Kolodny comments on a new study of chronic pain patients which showed that opioids could be tapered without increasing pain.

Future of Work, Switched On Emotional Awakening, Screen Cleaning

Heller in the News
February 16, 2018

On the Matt Townsend Show, David Weil discusses the future of work in an ever-changing environment and the implications of the fissured workplace.

Former Labor Secretary Perez says everyone should have a seat at the table

Heller in the News
February 16, 2018

Harvard Law Today covers the John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum Lecture by Tom Perez at Harvard Law School, where David Weil also paid tribute to Dunlop, a former secretary of labor.

Black, Hispanic borrowers face hard road to home mortgages in Jacksonville

Heller in the News
February 15, 2018

In the Florida Times-Union, Tom Shapiro comments on the lack of banks and challenge of getting mortgages in predominantly black communities.

University Announces Honorary Doctorates

Heller in the News
February 15, 2018

The Wesleyan Argus announces that Anita Hill will receive an honorary doctorate from Wesleyan University.

African American History Month Lecture Series Welcomes Anita Hill

Heller in the News
February 15, 2018

The Daily Toreador covers Anita Hill's speech at Texas Tech, which focused on feminism, sexual harassment in the workplace and her commitment to social justice.

How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Heller in the News
February 14, 2018

In the New York Times, Andrew Kolodny explains how he would use $100 billion, starting by allocating at least 50% for medication-assisted treatment.

"One World" Philanthropy: An Unusual Campus Bequest Gift for Social Justice

Heller in the News
February 14, 2018

Inside Philanthropy quotes David Weil and Laurence Simon on the importance and impact of Seymour Bluestone's $8.4 million bequest.

Minnesota Renews Push for Tax on Prescription Opioids

Heller in the News
February 14, 2018

In US News & World Report, Andrew Kolodny says a tax on prescription opioids could be a good way to increase funding for treatment.

Here's what you lose if you join the gig economy

Heller in the News
February 12, 2018

In CNBC, David Weil says to be cautious before trading in the life of an employee for the life of a gig economy worker, even with the new tax plan.

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, backs off aggressive marketing amid lawsuits

Heller in the News
February 12, 2018

On CBS Evening News, Andrew Kolodny says the opioid manufacturer's decision doesn't come out of good intentions.

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Heller in the News
February 10, 2018

In ABC News, Andrew Kolodny says all opioid manufacturers need to follow Purdue's lead, and warns that their practices remain the same abroad.

Capping years of criticism, Purdue Pharma will stop promoting its opioid drugs to doctors

Heller in the News
February 10, 2018

In the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Kolodny said Purdue Pharma's decision comes too late to make a major impact on the opioid epidemic.

OxyContin maker Purdue to stop promoting opioids in light of epidemic

Heller in the News
February 10, 2018

In NBC News, Andrew Kolodny says he hopes other opioid manufacturers will follow Purdue Pharma's lead.

Obama gets D-minus, Trump an F for work on opioid epidemic, expert says

Heller in the News
February 09, 2018

In the Clarion Ledger, Andrew Kolodny and other experts grade the responses of presidents Obama and Trump to the opioid crisis.

After backlash, panel seeks to collect data on all ethnic groups, not just Asian-Americans

Heller in the News
February 08, 2018

In the Boston Globe, PhD student Ye Zhang Pogue reacts to the scrapping of a bill that would have categorized Asian Americans by ethnicity in state data.

Brandeis University inducted into international business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma

Heller in the News
February 08, 2018

In BrandeisNOW, Heller faculty members speak about the importance of lifelong membership in the prestigious international business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Why Do We Value Truth In The Abstract, But Not In Practice?

Heller in the News
February 08, 2018

In WBUR, Leonard Saxe writes about the importance of electing honest leaders who can admit wrongdoing.

Drug Industry Wages Opioid Fight Using an Anti-Addiction Ally

Heller in the News
February 08, 2018

In the New York Times, Andrew Kolodny comments on how the drug industry is investing in nonprofit groups to affect policy on opioids.

Congress’s budget deal doesn’t do enough to fight the opioid crisis

Heller in the News
February 08, 2018

In Vox, Andrew Kolodny says the $6 billion allocated in the new Congressional budget to fight the opioid crisis isn't enough.

Anita Hill, Pioneering Figure in Fight Against Sexual Harassment, to Receive Honorary Degree from Rutgers–Camden on May 17

Heller in the News
February 07, 2018

Rutgers-Camden News Now announces that Anita Hill will deliver the keynote address for the class of 2018 and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Voters Split Over Trump’s Response to U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Heller in the News
February 07, 2018

In Morning Consult, Andrew Kolodny criticizes the Trump administration's lack of new funding to tackle the opioid crisis.

Restaurants have no right to take employees' tips

Heller in the News
February 06, 2018

In the Guardian, David Weil speaks out in an opinion piece against the proposed tip rule change by the Trump administration's Labor Department.

Anita Hill says it's up to businesses, not government, to change culture around workplace sexual harassment

Heller in the News
February 06, 2018

The Phoenix Business Journal covers Anita Hill's talk at Arizona State University on sexual harassment.

Heller students win big at Brandeis SPARKTank pitch competition

Heller News Release
February 06, 2018

Four Heller teams received more than $22,000 in funding for their social ventures, which range from distributing camel milk in Ethiopia to helping female minority students succeed in STEM fields.

Labor Dept. Plan Could Let the Boss Pocket the Tip

Heller in the News
February 05, 2018

In the New York Times, David Weil discusses the current Labor Department's failure to include a numerical analysis in its new proposal on tips.

Anita Hill delivers powerful testimony at John P. Frank Memorial Lecture

Heller in the News
February 05, 2018

ASU Now covers Anita Hill's talk on sexual harassment at Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation.

Trump's New Rule Could Take Billions in Tips from Workers and Give it to Their Bosses

Heller in the News
February 05, 2018

In Newsweek, David Weil says omitting policy analysis from the Labor Department's proposed tip rule change “undermines the whole process of the rule making."

As I See It: A local model pointing the way for Massachusetts criminal justice reform

Heller in the News
February 02, 2018

In the Telegram & Gazette, Mary Brolin's evaluation of the Worcester Initiative for Supported Reentry (WISR) program is cited in an opinion piece as Massachusetts considers a sweeping criminal justice bill.

Labor Dept. Ditches Data on Worker Tips Retained by Businesses

Heller in the News
February 01, 2018

In Bloomberg Law, David Weil comments on a new tip pooling proposal from the Labor Department, calling it a boon for the restaurant industry.

Trump The Globalist Plutocrat

Heller in the News
January 29, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner says that President Trump's speech at Davos reveals him to be a global plutocrat whose policies marginalize the working class.

How Can Social Insurance Better Address the Risks of Nonstandard Work?

Heller in the News
January 29, 2018

Dean David Weil gave the keynote speech at the 30th Annual Policy Research Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance. (VIDEO starts at 9:40)

Former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang: “If you want to change the system, you should first understand how it works.”

Heller News Release
January 25, 2018

In the third installment of Conversations with the Dean, Yang discussed lessons learned from her long career in government, private practice and the nonprofit sector.

Can commissioner Scott Gottlieb undo FDA missteps in opioid crisis?

Heller in the News
January 23, 2018

On NBC News, Andrew Kolodny says the FDA hasn't done enough over the years to stop the opioid crisis.

A member of Trump’s opioid commission calls its work “a charade”

Heller in the News
January 23, 2018

In Vox, Andrew Kolodny says the Trump administration has been all talk, little action when it comes to combating the opioid epidemic.

The Populist President Goes To Davos

Heller in the News
January 21, 2018

In HuffPost, Robert Kuttner considers what President Donald Trump could say during his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

First There Was Prince. Now Tom Petty. When Will America Finally Wake Up to the Opioid Crisis?

Heller in the News
January 20, 2018

In Politico, Andrew Kolodny explains why Prince and Tom Petty's deaths from opioids haven't changed public opinion or policy on the opioid crisis.

Anita Hill sees dawn of ‘new day’ in fight against sexual harassment

Heller in the News
January 18, 2018

The Day covers Anita Hill's keynote speech on sexual harassment for the University of Connecticut's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Convocation.

Parents With Disabilities Face Obstacles To Keep Their Children

Heller in the News
January 18, 2018

On WPR, Robyn Powell discusses how parents with disabilities face higher rates of having their parental rights terminated.

There’s a lot of pressure on mothers to be perfect. Here’s why that idea is toxic.

Heller in the News
January 18, 2018

In a Divided States of Women video interview, Robyn Powell talks about the shameful history of disability law in the United States.

“Who’s at the Table?” The second Sankofa Community Conversation tackles diversity, equity and inclusion

Heller News Release
January 18, 2018

The event brought together leaders in the fight against inequality locally and globally, who spoke about their approach to making sure all voices are represented.

Walmart Offers Product To Destroy Leftover Opioids, But Critics Say It's Unnecessary

Heller in the News
January 17, 2018

In NPR, Andrew Kolodny weighs in on Walmart's new DisposeRx program for leftover opioids.

Senate Republicans are trying to blame Medicaid for the opioid epidemic

Heller in the News
January 17, 2018

In Vox, Andrew Kolodny calls Senate Republicans' claim that Medicaid and Medicaid expansion is responsible for the opioid epidemic "ridiculous."

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Heller in the News
January 17, 2018

In this PBS documentary, Andrew Kolodny offers expert commentary on the causes and consequences of the opioid epidemic.

Brandeis University receives $8.4 million bequest gift for social justice initiatives

Heller in the News
January 16, 2018

BrandeisNOW announces a major gift from Seymour S. “Sy” Bluestone, a long-time supporter of the SID program, whose bequest will also benefit the Center for Global Development and Sustainability.

Two studies show improved access to mental health and substance use treatment in insurance plans

Heller News Release
January 16, 2018

Research from the Institute for Behavior Health shows the long fight for behavioral health parity in health plans appears to be working.

Rahul Gandhi gives no guarantee for win in 2019 elections

Heller in the News
January 12, 2018

On page 58 of the South Asian Times, Rajesh Sampath comments on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's achievements.

Complaints from bike-share workers reflect new reality for labor force that powers sharing economy

Heller in the News
January 11, 2018

In GeekWire, David Weil discusses how the gig economy and increased use of contractors, rather than employees, is driving wage inequality.

Key Talking Points on Social Justice Advocacy with Rajesh Sampath

Heller in the News
January 11, 2018

On WCUW radio, Rajesh Sampath discusses diversity, immigration, and higher education, as well as his experiences teaching social policy and the meaning of corporate social responsibility.

Bigger Companies Once Meant Much Bigger Pay. No More.

Heller in the News
January 10, 2018

In the Wall Street Journal, David Weil reacts to a study that shows a significant drop in the pay premium that Americans used to receive for working at large companies, especially lower-wage workers.

The doctor who took on big pharma to stem the US opioid epidemic

Heller in the News
January 10, 2018

The New Scientist profiles Andrew Kolodny's sweeping efforts to combat the opioid crisis—and the backlash he's received.

The Integrity Of MACRA May Be Undermined By “Incident To Billing” Coding

Heller in the News
January 08, 2018

In Health Affairs, Jennifer Perloff argues that until other health providers are unable to bill under a physician's national provider number, the goals of MACRA will be undermined.

The Trump administration just changed its overtime guidance — and business cheers

Heller in the News
January 08, 2018

In the Washington Post, David Weil comments on the Trump administration's revival of letters that provide interpretations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Will Protests in Iran Pave the Way for Economic Changes?

Heller in the News
January 08, 2018

In a Knowledge@Wharton article and podcast, Nader Habibi discusses the impact of protests in Iran, which included economic grievances and calls for political freedom.

The real future of work

Heller in the News
January 04, 2018

POLITICO explores the profound ways in which the workplace social contract is changing, and interviews David Weil to discuss his efforts to curb workplace fissuring in the U.S. Department of Labor.

Why your child’s preschool teacher should have a college degree

Heller in the News
January 04, 2018

In the Conversation, alumna Anne Douglass, PhD'09, argues that it is beneficial and necessary for preschool teachers to attain a bachelor's degree.

Opioid addiction treatments that may surface in 2018

Heller in the News
January 04, 2018

In Healthline, Andrew Kolodny argues that it's critical to increase access to medication assisted treatments for people who are already addicted to opioids.

Heller author interview: "Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution"

Heller News Release
January 03, 2018

A conversation with Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld.