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The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University Among Top-Enrolling Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Institutions

Heller News Release
November 02, 2021

The Peace Corps has announced The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University ranked No. 3 among the top 10 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program institutions for the 2020–21 academic year, ranked by enrollment. The graduate fellowship program offers, through the universities/institutions, financial assistance for tuition and fees to returned Peace Corps volunteers.

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Dolores Acevedo-Garcia

Heller in the News
January 22, 2022

What the Child Tax Credit fight says about America

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.

Marty Krauss

Heller News Release
January 19, 2022

Remembering Marty Krauss

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.

Maria Madison, associate dean for equity, inclusion and diversity

Heller News Release
January 18, 2022

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

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.

Protesters outside U.S. Department of Education

Heller in the News
January 18, 2022

Coalition Of Labor Unions Urges Biden To Cancel Student Debt Immediately

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

Heller in the News
January 17, 2022

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

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

Heller in the News
January 17, 2022

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

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

Photo illustration of money in a jar

Heller in the News
January 14, 2022

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

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.

A woman looks at documents

Heller in the News
January 12, 2022

Student loans worsen racial inequalities in America

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

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Anita Hill sit at a table with archival documents

Heller in the News
January 11, 2022

Watch Finding Your Roots: Activist Roots

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

Anita Hill

Heller in the News
January 10, 2022

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

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.

Peter Buerhaus and Karen Donelan

Heller in the News
January 09, 2022

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

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.

Anita Hill

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.

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