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How do you pack for an escape?: A refugee’s story | Opinion

Up to four million refugees could be forced to leave Ukraine if the situation escalates. We need to make sure they have a home to return to.

How do we fix our credit scoring system?

Our data-based credit system was meant to be free of prejudice. It's not.

When We Were Socially Distant, Money Brought Us Closer

As the Covid-19 pandemic shattered lives and livelihoods, experts somberly anticipated a decline in philanthropic donations.

Watch | Pandemics: The Maths, the Masks, the Madness
Pandemics are nothing new, but the last handful of pandemics have all caught us by surprise...
Sara McLanahan | December 27, 1940 – December 31, 2021
by Kathryn Edin. Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, passed away on December 31 at 3:15 p.m.
Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award Awarded to Gözde Güran
The winner for the Social Sciences category is Gozde Güran, whose highly original dissertation traces the complex hawala system of informal money transfer in light of the 2011 Syrian civil war and the ensuing refugee crisis.

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