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The 'browning' of America

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – While some, including Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, claim blacks are taking over the U.S., the face of the country is actually changing in other ways, according to “The End of Dylann Roof’s White America,” published by the BloombergView. In the article, PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology John Logan notes high fertility is one way the Latino population is growing in the U.S.

(Distributed July 1, 2015)

Modernizing savings for retirement

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A New York Times article, "Doing More, Not Less, to Save Retirees from Financial Ruin," suggests a lack of preparation for retirement could lead to a "demographic catastrophe" and sink a generation of older Americans into poverty. In the article, PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics John Friedman proposes solutions based on his study, "Building on What Works: A Proposal to Modernize Retirement Savings," for the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. Read more...

(Distributed June 29, 2015)

Tyler receives teaching award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Education, Economics, and Public Policy John Tyler was awarded a Brown University Teaching with Technology Model Course Award. The award was presented by Dean of the College Maud Mandel during the Spring University Awards Ceremony.

(Distributed June 23, 2015)
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