• Are Humanities Degrees Doomed? Experts Weigh In

    Among recent college graduates nationwide, who majored in English, the unemployment rate was 9.8%. By comparison, recent chemistry graduates were unemployed at a rate of just 5.8%, according to a June report from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute which used data from 2010 and 2011.

  • Little help for the long-term unemployed

    Compared to the tens of billions of dollars spent on unemployment insurance, the federal government does little to help train and place the long-term unemployed in jobs.

  • What is Obama fighting for in his second term?

    What is President Obama fighting for? What is the point of his second term? His ability to answer these questions in a compelling way will have more to do with his success or failure than all the Republican congressional investigations combined.

  • If Employment Game Has Changed, Who's Teaching The Rules?

    It still pays to earn a college degree. That is, if you get the right one. Georgetown University that looked into this dilemma. "The labor market demands more specialization. So, the game has changed," says Anthony Carnevale, the report's co-author and director of Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • Goodbye to Father Greeley, a loving pugilist

    You wanted Father Andrew Greeley as your friend and not your enemy. You got the sense he was born with his fists up and his loyalties fully formed. He was ready to do battle at the first signs of disrespect toward those he cared about.

  • Affordable Care Act Could Be Good For Entrepreneurship

    The Affordable Care Act is expected to produce a sharp increase in entrepreneurship next year, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Urban Institute and Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute.

  • In the Economic Recovery, College Majors Matter

    Bad news for newly minted college graduates: That still-crisp bachelor's degree does not guarantee employment, especially if it happens to be in architecture or information systems.

  • Moms are top earners in 4 out of 10 households - and they could use more help

    Georgetown University professor and former Labor Department chief economist Adriana Kugler says the study illustrates the need for more family-friendly policies to bolster the well-being and productivity of working mothers and their families.

  • GOP needs more Doles and fewer Bachmanns

    Maybe Bob Dole has more clout in the Republican Party than we think. He suggested on Sunday that the party put up a “closed for repairs” sign for the rest of the year. Then along comes Michele Bachmann declaring on Wednesday that she won’t seek reelection.

  • How Foreign-Born Graduates Impact The STEM Workforce Shortage Debate

    Anthony Carnevale of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce made the case that while the country may be producing enough STEM majors for every job, the demand for STEM competencies “far exceeds the proportion of strictly defined STEM jobs that exist.”