2022

#MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy highlights disability community's pandemic frustrations: 'We are seen as collateral damage'

Heller in the News
January 23, 2022

Robyn Powell, PhD'20, tells Yahoo! that the ongoing pandemic response has abandoned rather than protected the most vulnerable, with inconsistent health measures and “everybody for themselves” mindsets.

What the Child Tax Credit fight says about America

Heller in the News
January 22, 2022

In The Hill, Professor Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Richard Besser argue for a permanent and more equitable expansion of the Child Tax Credit.

Students Demand Biden Keep Campaign Promise To Cancel Loan Debt

Heller in the News
January 21, 2022

BlackAmericaWeb.com cites a report from the Institute for Economic and Racial Equality on how Black student loan borrowers still owe 95 percent of their cumulative borrowing total after 20 years, compared with only 6 percent owed by white borrowers.

These movies, shows and documentaries should be watched during Black History Month

Heller in the News
January 21, 2022

Texas News Today suggests watching the documentary "Anita" as part of its recommendations for shows and documentaries for Black History Month.

Remembering Marty Krauss

Heller News Release
January 19, 2022

A Brandeis 'lifer,' Professor Emerita Marty Krauss spent her entire career at Heller and Brandeis, serving as a faculty member and researcher before assuming key leadership roles including university provost and interim Heller dean.

Institute for Economic and Racial Equity receives $1 million gift to establish Racial Justice x Tech Policy initiative

Heller News Release
January 18, 2022

The two-year provisional gift from the Kapor Center will build student and faculty capacity and establish a research prize on racial bias in tech.

Coalition Of Labor Unions Urges Biden To Cancel Student Debt Immediately

Heller in the News
January 18, 2022

The Shoestring references research from the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity that shows student loan debt disproportionately affects Black borrowers.

Ohio doctors, pharmacists cut back on the dispensing of prescription opioids in 2021, continuing a yearslong trend

Heller in the News
January 17, 2022

Dr. Andrew Kolodny is quoted in Cleveland.com saying that prescribing opioids is trending in the right direction.

Anita Hill on gender violence: ‘Race layers on top of the misogyny’

Heller in the News
January 17, 2022

Anita Hill speaks to KCRW on how we can't ignore race when addressing the problem of gender violence.

Spillover From Biden’s $15 Contractor Wage Hike? Experts Differ

Heller in the News
January 14, 2022

Clemens Noelke is quoted in Bloomberg Law speaking about research that shows minimum wage increases at companies like Amazon and Target spur competitors to follow suit.

Student loans worsen racial inequalities in America

Heller in the News
January 12, 2022

KATC cites research from IERE that shows how student loan debt has a disproportionate burden on Black borrowers compared to white borrowers.

Watch Finding Your Roots: Activist Roots

Heller in the News
January 11, 2022

Anita Hill appears on an episode of PBS's Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Anita Hill hits genealogy 'lottery' on 'Finding Your Roots'

Heller in the News
January 10, 2022

NBC News reports that in a new episode of the PBS series, Anita Hill found an ancestor listed in the U.S. census at a time when Black people were rarely documented by name.

MSU study shows nursing labor market tightened, wages rose during first 15 months of pandemic

Heller in the News
January 09, 2022

In KBZK, a new study coauthored by Karen Donelan provides evidence that the labor market tightened for the nursing workforce throughout the first 15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Activists Roots

Heller in the News
January 07, 2022

KPBS shares that Anita Hill will be on an episode of FINDING YOUR ROOTS that helps activists discover their ancestors.

Biden Renominates Wage Chief After Senate Delay

Heller in the News
January 05, 2022

Law 360 reports that President Joe Biden renominated David Weil to lead the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division after the Senate failed to confirm an initial nomination of Weil before its last session ended.

Nurse employment a sketchy future, remains 10% below pre-pandemic levels at skilled care facilities: study

Heller in the News
January 05, 2022

McNights Long-Term Care News reports on a study, coauthored by Karen Donelan, that shows nursing home employment remains 13.2% lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic.

New study shows nursing labor market tightened, wages rose during first 15 months of pandemic

Heller in the News
January 04, 2022

The study, coauthored by Karen Donelan and published in Health Affairs, showed that the nursing labor market tightened over the first 15 months of the pandemic.