Annual Junior Scholars Intensive Training celebrates fifth year at UW–Madison

Story by Maddie Kranz x’24, UW–Madison student studying Community & Nonprofit Leadership and Art History Earlier this summer, UW–Madison and Howard University once again brought together leading and emerging scholars to help solve problems related …

Madison project helps Black women gain financial literacy, wealth (Wisconsin State Journal; Halpern-Meekin and Harvey)

Human Development & Family Studies Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin and Consumer Science Assistant Professor Melody Harvey discuss how racial disparities in wealth accumulation are systemic and have long-lasting consequences that prevent people from building financial safety nets.

Expanding paid family leave ‘critically important’ to attracting workers, Gov. Tony Evers says (Wisconsin State Journal; Halpern-Meekin)

Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin explains that having access to paid family leave makes people more likely to remain in the workforce after having a child and boosts positive health outcomes for children and their mothers. Also shared by the Journal Times (Racine), the La Crosse Tribune, Kenosha News, WiscNews, Lake Geneva Regional News, and the Chippewa Herald.

SoHE News: Mar 12–18

Halpern-Meekin discusses the poverty aids in the newly passed American Rescue Plan on WPR, Kirkorian shares tips on transitioning kids back to in-person schooling, Collins describes the WisconsinSaves program on Yahoo! Finance, Gaddis on extended school lunch program through summer, Huambachano to keynote UW Global Health Symposium, and more.

SoHE News: Mar 5–11

Sarmiento quoted in LA Times, Halpern-Meekin on poverty impacts of COVID relief bill, grad student Evans keynotes for Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board, Shin publishes on community design for aging residents, Ashton publishes on food safety history, and more.

SoHE News: Dec 18–Jan 7

Nix “Recipe 4 Success” research written up in Reuters, Collins discusses the meager stimulus checks with Yahoo! Finance, HDFS PhD student cited in The Progressive on psychedelics and Indigenous communities, and more.

SoHE News: Sep 18–24

Fairbanks featured in a new Amazon documentary, Addo cited in The New Republic, Papp publishes on young people’s opioid misuse, and more.

Second Annual Junior Scholars Intensive Training Held Virtually

Scholars in the program, hosted by the Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center, especially appreciated the opportunity to connect directly with one another and with mentors during online office hours.

SoHE News: June 5-11

• Addo on the racial wealth disparity in the stock market rebound
• Remembering Mark Anthony Rolo
• Awards to SoHE faculty from Global Health Institute and Baldwin Wisconsin Idea
• Personal finance online degree written up in On Wisconsin magazine, and more.