In a nonbinding referendum, undergraduates at Georgetown University voted to raise their tuition by $27.20 per student per semester in order to benefit descendants of the 272 enslaved Africans that the Jesuits who ran the school sold in 1838.
Following the recession in 2008, rural areas have seen a decline in affordable rental units and an ongoing decline in government financial support. With mortgage financing loans maturing, rural residents are expecting to face difficulties paying their rent.
In 1966, a group of Boston-area parents and administrators created a busing program called METCO to help desegregate schools. They thought of it as a quick fix to a passing problem. But the problem hasn’t passed, and METCO isn’t enough to fix it.
A turnaround in interest rates turned borrowers back on their heels last week, deflating a quick boom in refinance demand.
Internet literacy programs for older generations have become popular because this demographic is more susceptible to believing inaccurate political information and falling victim to internet scams.
A study of demographic changes in Philadelphia neighborhoods finds that an influx of more-affluent newcomers can erode community ties—or strengthen them.
The cost of fixing the nation’s widening affordable housing shortage measures in the billions of dollars. But if the healthcare costs that come with this lack of housing security are factored in, replenishing and expanding our low-income housing stock becomes an even better investment.
One day prior to Brian Moynihan’s, the CEO of Bank of America, testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Moynihan announced that Bank of America will be raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour over the next two years.