How Tuition Pricing at Colleges Deepens Class Divides

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Ian L. (publicdomainpictures.net)September 10, 2019; New York Times MagazineThe most selective colleges in the US are the least diverse socioeconomically, according to 2017 research by Harvard economist Raj Chetty and others. As Paul Tough reports in the New York Times Magazine, at Ivy League and a few…

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Journalists Get Nonprofit Hospitals to Dial Back Debt Collection

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“Medical Debt,” Irish TypepadSeptember 13, 2019; ProPublica and Washington Post/Kaiser Health NewsIn July, NPQ covered an emerging story brought to light by investigative journalists at ProPublica. A Memphis nonprofit hospital, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, had brought over 8,000 lawsuits against patients, including its own workers, for unpaid…

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US Dep’t. of Education Backs Loan Servicers over Student Loan Borrowers

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“Tackling Student Loan Debt,” U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven R. Doty, 47th Flying Training Wing.September 9, 2019; NBC NewsNPQ has long followed the fate of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Almost a dozen articles have focused on the program that forgives student…

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Harvard Joins MIT in Apologizing for Accepting Epstein Grants

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“Apologies,” ArtethgraySeptember 12, 2019; Boston Globe and AxiosJeffrey Epstein’s deep connection to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is coming into clearer focus, story by story. He polished his reputation by buying associations to respected institutions, and large, sophisticated nonprofit universities were easy prey…

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Helping Poor Students Graduate from College Requires Care and Listening

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“COD Opens ‘Fuel’ Food Pantry to Help Fight Hunger,” COD NewsroomSeptember 10, 2019; New York TimesToday, Anthony Abraham Jack is an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. But when he was a student at Amherst College, he was frequently food-insecure, fearful of vacations (no…

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Can Philanthropy Become a True Partner in Indian Country?

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">From “Investing in Native Communities.” Photos: Kisha Bari and Native Americans in Philanthropy. CC BY-NC 4.0.Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), which turns 30 this year, has partnered with Candid to publish a new report. Titled Investing in Native Communities: Philanthropic Funding for Native American Communities and Causes,…

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Tidying Up My Philanthropy

As someone who spends a little too much time on Instagram, I can confidently say minimalism is having a moment. My feed is full of scarcely decorated, white-washed rooms, capsule wardrobes designed to create a season’s worth of outfits with ten pieces of clothing, and five-minute daily beauty routines.I must say, this trend toward minimalism…

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California Adopts Rent Control Statewide to Address Housing Affordability Crisis

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Los Angeles [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsSeptember 11, 2019; New York Times and Los Angeles TimesCalifornia lawmakers voted to approve Assembly Bill 1482, which establishes rent control statewide and limits annual increases to five percent above inflation for the next ten years. The bill also provides…

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