The Future of Housing: Seeking Clarity in Times of Uncertainty

By Jillian Olinger and Christy Rogers For over fourteen years, The Kirwan Institute has been dedicated to understanding opportunity and marginalization—why and how some groups are consistently disadvantaged, despite their hopes for a shared, just future. In the aftermath of a vitriolic election cycle, many of us are anxious about how we can build better … Continue reading »

The Future of Housing: Seeking Clarity in Times of Uncertainty

Driving Campus Diversity One Decision at a Time

By Sharon Davies, Published in Liberal Education, There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.—Ernest Hemingway After last year’s record-breaking student activism, many college administrators welcomed the arrival of summer with a sigh of relief. Through marches, rallies, sit-ins, and even food strikes, … Continue reading »

Driving Campus Diversity One Decision at a Time

FERGUSON COMMENTARY: If We Bend Not Our Energies

LISTEN TO SHARON DAVIES COMMENTARY ON WOSU’S ALL SIDES “. . . the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs.”  –W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk   The nation’s focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in  Ferguson, Missouri confers yet another opportunity … Continue reading »

FERGUSON COMMENTARY: If We Bend Not Our Energies

Investing in Education as if Children Matter: Averting the Next Big Neglect

There is an education crisis in our country that is reaching a dangerous peak. Growing poverty, attacks on the integrity of public education, calls for public funding of privately owned charters, a gridlocked federal government, and entrenched racial disparities guarantee that the Next Big Neglect will be in education. To understand the crisis we’re facing, look at the racial disparities in educational outcomes:

Investing in Education as if Children Matter: Averting the Next Big Neglect