Degrees don’t guarantee warm welcome to workforce, debt repayment

Graphic by Max Homstad Degrees don’t guarantee warm welcome to workforce, debt repayment Many graduates enter the job market with the intention of paying off their student loan debts. But, is it possible for Wisconsin graduates of color — including those with international backgrounds — and those who pursue degrees in the humanities to do …

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Madison seniors struggle with cost of living increases

When a newly employed person’s first paycheck arrives, envelopes holding retirement plans and senior living saving solutions accompany it. It is something individuals are expected to start thinking about — and saving for — from the time they receive their first steady job. However, the price of these facilities is increasing drastically. Continue reading Madison seniors struggle with cost of living increases

DreamUp Wisconsin will desegregate fiscal disparities to brighten future for Dane County residents

Poverty plagues the country, and although Dane County median household income averages $65,000 and maintains low unemployment rates, striking inequalities continue to persist.

With the capitol building in viewable distance from Bascom Hall, the street between them is only a small microcosm of the poverty that affects thousands of the county’s residents. Continue reading DreamUp Wisconsin will desegregate fiscal disparities to brighten future for Dane County residents

Chazen’s ‘Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home’ creates awareness, opens dialogue around housing insecurity

Millions of people around the world lack access to shelter and refuge. Each year in Madison, over 3,500 people experience homelessness, according to Porchlight, a local organization that strives to reduce homelessness in Dane County by providing shelter, affordable housing and supportive services. Continue reading Chazen’s ‘Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home’ creates awareness, opens dialogue around housing insecurity