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Topic: Biden

Allums ’21: No more settling: the time for student loan forgiveness is now

Columns, Opinions

Allums ’21: No more settling: the time for student loan forgiveness is now

March 29, 2021 8 comments

When Sanders officially dropped out of the race in April 2020, it became increasingly clear to Weinberg, as well as other like-minded Gen-Z youth and millennials, that “settling” for Biden as the frontrunner was a necessary evil to prevent the far worse threat of a second Trump term. 

Murphy ’23: Trump’s Midnight Middle East Moves May Be Here to Stay

Columns, Opinions

Murphy ’23: Trump’s Midnight Middle East Moves May Be Here to Stay

March 12, 2021 1 comment

As the realization crept into the West Wing that — despite his best efforts to nullify the election — Donald Trump would soon be on his way out of power, last-minute policy decisions came flowing out of Washington.

Walsh ’23: Will Biden meaningfully increase government transparency? Probably not.

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: Will Biden meaningfully increase government transparency? Probably not.

March 8, 2021 0 comments

With the tumult of the last four years, it’s not hard to decipher President Biden’s mandate. Economic relief from COVID-19 and racial justice sit atop the agenda while issues like environmental protection, LGBTQ+ rights and electoral reform are on a slightly lower rung. But his mandate goes beyond just expanding […]

In a speech Jan. 16, Zuber accepted her new role as Co-Chair, saying she is “honored to be a part of this effort.”

Metro, News, Science & Research

Maria Zuber ScM’83, PhD’86, P’11 selected for top science position in Biden administration

February 9, 2021 0 comments

Maria T. Zuber ScM’83, PhD’86, P’11 is no stranger to accomplishing “firsts” in science. She is the first woman to lead a NASA planetary mission and the first woman to lead a science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor of Sociology Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve called the President’s plan “a step in the right direction… (but) really a drop in the proverbial bucket.”

Metro, News

“A drop in the proverbial bucket”: Incarceration scholars, housing activists weigh in on Biden executive orders

February 5, 2021 0 comments

President Joe Biden has signed 28 executive orders within his first two weeks as president — more than most presidents in recent history have done in their first month in the Oval Office. On the cusp of Black History Month, Biden issued several orders related to ending racial inequity and discrimination.