higher education institutions across the country are experiencing decreased
budgets. Compared to levels prior to the recession, state support for public
two and four year colleges has dropped by nearly $10
Ohio, state funding for higher education in 2017 is a half-billion lower than
pre-recession levels. Sixty-four percent of Ohio graduates leave school
with debt and institutions are being asked to tell students how
much they can expect to earn with a degree in an attempt to manage the
increasing burden of debt that graduates now face. The
context appears to be shifting. The 2016-2017
budget had a 7.6 percent boost of $274 million in state share of
instruction, as well as almost a 13 percent increase in need based aid. Public
Northeast Ohio colleges are showing strong
enrollment numbers of increasingly academically prepared students, despite
fewer high school graduates and increased competition among colleges.
Partnerships with the private se...
In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office.
On December 5, Richard Cordray announced his candidacy for Governor.
He was the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a position he held from January 2012 until November 24, 2017.
Cordray has served the State of Ohio as Attorney General, Treasurer, Solicitor General in addition to being the Franklin County Treasurer and a State Representative. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago, his M.A. from Oxford University's Brasenrose College, and his B.A. from Michigan State University.
wake of Michael Brown’s death, the Justice
Department investigated the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, and
found routine constitutional violations as well as a regular mistreatment of
individuals because they are black, poor, or both. In the United States, nearly
the same amount of Americans reside in prison as they do
housing. While 37.9%
of inmates are black, only 13.3
percent of the American population is black. And within 5 years of release, 76.6
percent of released prisoners were rearrested. In light of these findings, the
relationship between poverty, race, and the criminal justice system continues
to be examined. To address the relationship
of poverty and race, Georgetown Professor Peter Edelman, has released his most
recent book – Not a Crime to Be Poor: The
Criminalization of Poverty in America. Edelman explains that Ferguson is
a representation of America and how the numerous fees involved in law
enforcement, substitution of ...
of the world is marred by conflict and crises of leadership and Africa is no exception. After a contentious
and violent election process that left dozens dead - and included the Supreme
Court invalidating the initial election results - Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected President of Kenya.
In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe, who recently was removed as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador for his human rights abuses, plans to run for re-election in 2018. This
is all occurring as ISIS and Al-Qaeda move out of Syria and Iraq and into Africa. A massive bomb explosion in the capital of Somalia - along with terrorist
attacks in Egypt and Niger, which included the deaths of four American soldiers
- led the U.S. military to conduct its first airstrikes against ISIS in an African country. Join us, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Easter...
The United Nations and U.S. Secretary of State have both called the violence inflicted on the Muslim ethnic minority, the Rohingya, “ethnic cleansing” and some human rights groups have labeled it genocide. Michael Jerryson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University, is an expert analyst on religious terrorism, Asian culture, and Buddhism for local, national, and international news networks. Jerryson is co-founder and co-chair of the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence through the American Academy of Religion. He is the author of numerous books, including Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand, Mongolian Buddhism: The Rise and Fall of the Sangha, the Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism. Jerryson’s new book through Oxford University Press, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence, is forthcoming in the spring 2018. Joins us ...