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Washington Update - May 31, 2020

Billy Moore

As the United States is enduring a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of 100,000 Americans and the jobs of 40 million more, cities across the country have burst into protest, sometimes violent, over the police killing of Minneapolis African American George Floyd. America has faced more difficult challenges, but rarely so many at once.

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Washington Update - May 24, 2020

Billy Moore

New coronavirus cases in the United States are declining (or levelling when New York State is excluded). The level of increase of new jobless claims is declining, although at a slower rate than in April. Congress and President Donald Trump acted with bipartisan haste to provide resources to manage the initial healthcare and jobless traumas resulting from the pandemic. The next steps, shoring up response funding where it has proved inadequate and providing a stimulus to accelerate an economic recovery, are in neutral until sometime most likely in July. The delay may be untenable.

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Higher Education Infographic

Blaine Bull

In the last 15 years, big-name universities have built extremely valuable brands and are seeing unprecedented growth. However, in the current era of increased scrutiny, higher education faces significant public risks.

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