Solving academic labor market mysteries

Environmental Economics

It is amazing that they don't quit more often: During a panel discussion at the American Council on Education's 94th annual meeting, four college presidents described with some exhaustion the perils of a position that invites a constant spotlight. With one slip of the tongue, speaking to a lawmaker or even a parent at Wal-Mart, a president can be thrust into damage-control mode, said Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System. "As

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The 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order

Sierra Club Compass

On a very snowy winter's day February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed a historic executive order: EO 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations." EJCP has worked closely with communities in: Appalachia, Detroit, El Paso, Flagstaff, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The biggest recent boost of attention to the environmental justice executive order began with President Obama selecting Lisa P.


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Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

There is a pending wall-related lawsuit in Arizona regarding potential action under an Executive Order issued by President Donald J. County of El Paso v. Birders have been apprehensively watching developments regarding the construction of a border wall through the renowned birding location of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Santa Ana NWR, which consists of approximately 2,100 acres along the Rio Grande, is considered one of the crown jewels of the refuge system.

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Bring It On

Sightline Daily

Researchers in El Paso, Texas, studied 500 women who got pills by prescription in the United States and 500 who got pills over the counter across the border. Deborah Hauser, president of the Washington, D.C.–based OTC Plan B by Cory Doctorow used under CC BY-SA 2.0 When Plan B emergency contraceptives became available without a prescription, I sent my teenage daughter, Marley, and her friend Amanda out to do a little research.