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Tom Perez and Dean Weil Discuss Progressive Policy in the Trump Era

Heller News Release
April 04, 2019

On April 1, the Heller School welcomed Democratic National Committee Chair and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez for a public conversation with Dean David Weil. The event, part of the Conversations with the Dean speaker series, featured a wide-ranging dialogue on Perez’ life and career, his thoughts on progressive politics and his strategy for advancing Democratic candidates in 2020.

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Andrew Kolodny, MD

Heller in the News
April 24, 2019

Trump Declares Commitment to Ending Opioid Crisis ‘Once and for All’

In the New York Times, Andrew Kolodny credits President Trump with calling more attention to the opioid crisis but says Trump offers no plan for what to do about the national emergency.

Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Heller in the News
April 24, 2019

Gustav O. Lienhard Award Lecture

Watch or read a transcript of Stuart Altman's Lienhard Lecture in Washington, D.C. Altman received the Lienhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine in 2018.

Rajesh Sampath

Heller in the News
April 24, 2019

Global Partnership and Joint Actions in Addressing Discrimination

On Trust Africa, Rajesh Sampath says a new system of thinking and a new language of solidarity is essential to bring marginalized groups together.

Heller in the News
April 24, 2019

Why Social Science? Because It Helps to Address Graduate Unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa

For the Consortium of Social Science Associations, Joseph Assan writes about how social scientists can help address the current challenges of graduate unemployment and under employment in sub-Saharan Africa.

Heller in the News
April 24, 2019

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

An opinion piece in the New York Times cites IASP's study that found that at comparable levels of income, whites spend 1.3 times more than blacks.

Heller in the News
April 22, 2019

Another sign of Elizabeth Warren’s relentless focus on inequality

In the Washington Post, an opinion piece discusses Tom Shapiro & Laura Sullivan's analysis of Elizabeth Warren's college debt plan, which would significantly raise the ratio of black/white wealth and reduce the racial wealth gap.

Heller in the News
April 22, 2019

Regis president gets ‘Living Legends’ nursing award

The Metrowest Daily News reports that Antoinette Hays, PhD'90, has received the American Nurses Association Massachusetts’s Living Legends in Nursing Award.

Thomas Shapiro, Assets and Inequalities Concentration chair

Heller in the News
April 22, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Scrapping Student-Loan Debt for Millions

Bloomberg covers Tom Shapiro & Laura Sullivan's analysis of Elizabeth Warren's student debt proposal, which would fully cancel loans in about three-quarters of households with student debt.

Heller in the News
April 22, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Proposes Student-Debt Cancellation

The Wall Street Journal covers Tom Shapiro & Laura Sullivan's analysis of Elizabeth Warren's student debt proposal, which says “that the economic growth generated by this proposal will create additional tax revenue that reduces the overall cost.”

Heller in the News
April 22, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Wipe Out Student Debt for 42 Million Americans

Rolling Stone covers Tom Shapiro & Laura Sullivan's analysis of Elizabeth Warren's college debt proposal, which could improve the racial wealth gap and would affect 95 percent of all households with student debt.

Heller in the News
April 17, 2019

10 practical steps to bridge the racial wealth divide

An opinion piece in Marketplace cites IASP's study about baby bonds, which could have closed or significantly narrowed the wealth gap between white, Latinx and black households.

Heller in the News
April 17, 2019

How Disparities in Benefits Contribute to the Racial Wealth Gap

Fortune covers a new study from IASP and Workers Lab on occupational segregation and its effects on the racial wealth gap.

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