Congratulations to our CURE affiliated scholar Joan Maya Mazelis who was promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University-Camden!
…is the name of the course we teach our undergrad and grad students. What makes this course special is that it is a Learning Abroad course where students in addition to meeting in the classroom take a trip to Germany during Spring break. In Germany, we check out Berlin, Hamburg, and Köln with a keen eye on neighborhoods that have experienced physical and/or social change over the past several years. We also look at Street Art and Graffiti, particularly as expressions of social movements. The streets of these cities become our classroom, our live lab. We meet with activists, university professors, professionals, and other natives to collect multiple perspectives on the topics of our study.
One of the most sustained and vigorous public debates today is about the value—and, crucially, the price—of college. But an unspoken, outdated assumption underlies all sides of this debate: if a young person works hard enough, they’ll be able to get a college degree and be on the path to a good life. That’s simply not true anymore, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why.
Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award, and in 2016 POLITICO magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, is an Amazon best-seller, and has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the New York Review of Books, and CSPAN’s Book TV, among other venues.
Parking in Rutgers–Camden lots is by permit only. Visitors to Rutgers–Camden should obtain a temporary permit to park in a lot from 8 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays. Contact Parking and Transportation for more information.
Paul Jargowsky, 2016-2017 CASBS Fellow, Stanford University, enjoyed meeting Associate Justice of SCOTUS Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Stanford this week
New Report by KEITH WARDRIP, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILADELPHIA, STUART ANDREASON, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA, AND MELS DE ZEEUW, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA*
Research has shown that the level of education requested in online job advertisements varies across metro areas, even for the same occupation. In this paper, we focus on four middle-skills occupations and investigate whether the observed variation can be fully explained by the characteristics of the jobs themselves. Even after controlling for the characteristics of the online job advertisements, we find that that employers’ preferences for a bachelor’s degree are higher where recent college graduates are relatively more numerous, where wages are higher, in larger metro areas, and in the Northeast.