A graduate of CLA's creative writing program returned to campus with an unforgettable gift for an aspiring actress who earned her diploma. At commencement alumna Maria Bamford gave two students checks for $5,000 each toward their student loans. The $10,000 amount was the total Bamford told the audience she had negotiated with the University for her speaker's fee.
Ore Koren, a political science PhD candidate, writes on how food insecurity impacts violence against civilians, why troops sometimes target agricultural areas to secure access to food, and why troops favor violence over co-option.
Stagnant or falling earnings have put a squeeze on working- and middle-class households. And today's workers shouldn’t expect to their wages catch up with their predecessors'. These are among the conclusions from a new working paper by economics professor Fatih Guvenen and his colleagues.