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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 Atlantic:
By Daniel Markovits
In modern times the "marriage plot," achieving wealth and status through marriage, has given way to the "college plot" which involves seeking the same benefits through an elite education. This new era stresses admission to elite institutions above all else and has severely distorted the meaning of education in the process. Read this article

From The Brookings Institution:
"Free college" has become less of a radical idea and a real policy possibility through the American Families Plan proposed by the Biden administration. And a decade-long randomized trial in Milwaukee has generated evidence that supports the plan and "open access aid" more generally. Read this article
From Entrepreneur:
3 Ways Universities Are Fostering Entrepreneurship
By Dr. Allan Villegas
Studies have shown that entrepreneurs, government, and universities are relevant interdependent actors in promoting activity within entrepreneurship ecosystems. Higher education, with its less politicized mission, is an essential contributor to the development of those ecosystems in three major ways. Read this article

From American Alliance of Museums:
Looking Within: AAM’s Internal DEAI Work
By Andrew Plumley
The Senior Director of Equity & Culture for the American Alliance of Museums shares insights from the organization's internal diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion journey to inspire transparency and a sense of community as the sector strives for greater equity. Read this article

Further Reading
From The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce:
The Cost of Economic and Racial Injustice in Postsecondary Education
By Anthony P. Carnevale, Kathryn Peltier Campbell, Ban Cheah, Megan L. Fasules, Artem Gulish, Michael C. Quinn, Jenna R. Sablan, Nicole Smith, Jeff Strohl, and Sarah Barrese
This report summarizes the results of a thought experiment gauging the monetary and nonmonetary costs of inequality in the United States education system and makes a case for the benefits of closing the economic and racial/ethnic gaps in postsecondary education attainment. Read this report

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