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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week
From The Hechinger Report:
As the economy recovers from the pandemic, the disconnect between the supply and demand for skilled workers should be addressed by providing the skills needed to succeed and connecting candidates with available jobs. Initiatives in different cities and regions have already made headway in unclogging the pipeline between education and work, demonstrating how to effectively bring the right parties together to create positive change. Read this article
From Brookings Institute:
The student debt burden and its impact on racial justice, borrowers, and the economy
By Adam Looney
An analysis that emphasizes how student loan debt negatively affects lower-income families, first-generation students, and students of color disproportionately. And it makes a case for how widespread policies to reduce student debt burdens would disproportionately benefit high-income households, thereby expanding inequalities between more and less educated Americans. Read this article

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
A New Path for Classics
By Johanna Hanink
Critics of the classics condemn it as both a product of and longtime accomplice in violent societal structures, possibly leading to the de-privileging of Greco-Roman antiquity. Yet, intellectual innovation and knowledge advancement in and alongside the classics could provide a new approach to the ancient texts. Read this article

From Apollo Magazine:
The notional gallery? How art museums turned into public palaces
By Michael Prodger
This review of books by Charles Saumarez Smith and Dinah Casson provides different perspectives, macro and mirco, on the modern museum experience. Read this article

From The Economist:
Why people forget that less is often more
A recently published paper suggests that humans are more likely to employ additive thinking over subtractive thinking when solving problems. This observation has led to series of studies to determine why that is and to what extent additive thinking is preferred. Read this article

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