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Harrington Meyer Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Grandparents and the Childcare Crisis
“For a lot of families, grandparent care is the gold standard,” says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, who notes that grandparents are often far more flexible than other childminders; they’ll watch your kid for free, for long or short periods of time, on little notice. They will even do it when your child is sick.
See related: Child & Elder Care, United States
Huber Discusses His Book, “Climate Change as Class War” on Future Histories Podcast
"So if we can pair climate decarbonization with more increased secure access to people's basic material needs, you could start to build a much broader popular base," says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment.
See related: Climate Change, United States
Shi Article on Putting Teachers on School Boards Published in Education Next
Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and John G. Singleton of the University of Rochester, investigated what happens when educators are elected to school boards. "Despite raising teachers’ salaries, electing an educator to a school board does not translate into improved outcomes for students and has negative impacts on charter schools."
See related: Elections, State & Local, U.S. Education, United States
Reeher Comments on How to Solve Gun Violence Issues in Alabama Reflector Article
Grant Reeher, professor of political science, says no single law will solve the issues of gun violence. “You have to think very specifically about it,” Reeher says. “There is no one blanket policy that is going to say, ‘OK, this is going to reduce gun violence and it is going to apply equally to everybody.’ You have to think of the pockets and where the risk is.”
See related: Crime & Violence, Gun Laws, Mental Health, United States
Sean O’Keefe ’78 MPA Joins Government Hall of Fame
The University Professor and Phanstiel Chair in Leadership was recognized for his public service roles, including four presidential appointments.
See related: Awards & Honors, Federal, Washington, D.C.
Racial Resentment and Support for COVID-19 Travel Bans in the United States
"Racial resentment and support for COVID-19 travel bans in the United States," co-authored by Professor and Chair of Political Science Shana Gadarian was published in Political Science Research and Methods.
See related: COVID-19, Political Parties, Race & Ethnicity, United States
Gadarian Speaks with WBUR About the Politicization of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Democracy
“It turns out that partisanship just swamped everything else as early as March of 2020," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science.
See related: COVID-19, Political Parties, United States
Purser Discusses Syracuse’s Housing Market, High Rent Costs in Syracuse.com Article
“Certainly, there’s not enough affordable housing,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. “You have a situation of high poverty and a really kind of outrageous rental market in Syracuse.”
See related: Housing, New York State
Moving Policies Toward Racial and Ethnic Equality: The Case of SNAP
"Moving policies toward racial and ethnic equality: The case of the supplemental nutrition assistance program," co-authored by economists Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Hugo Jales, was published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
See related: Economic Policy, Food Security, Race & Ethnicity, United States
Flores-Lagunes Comments on Biden’s Nomination for Federal Reserve Board in Bloomberg Article
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, says the nomination [of Adriana Kugler] is “fundamental,” calling the lack of Hispanic representation at the Fed a “glaring aspect of inequality” in the U.S.
See related: Federal, LatinX, United States