Coronavirus

Claire McCaskill’s Multimillionaire Husband Took PPP Loan

Ex-senator has criticized program for rewarding corporations

The real estate investment firm founded by the multimillionaire husband of former Democratic senator Claire McCaskill took a Paycheck Protection Program loan worth up to $1 million, continuing its strategy of capitalizing on government programs to maximize profits.

Teachers’ Unions Rebuff Trump Push to Reopen Schools

House GOP pushes bill to withhold funding to schools that do not reopen

Teachers unions across the United States are resisting a push from the Trump administration and House Republicans to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, instead opting for remote learning that experts say presents major risks to children.

China Rebukes US Withdrawal From WHO

US withdrew amid concerns of Chinese influence in international organization

China criticized America’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization Wednesday morning and defended its own contributions to the international agency.

Colleges Hike Tuition, Slash Classroom Instruction

Universities defend price hikes even as they move to online classrooms

Colleges are hiking the price of tuition and living fees despite a decrease in classroom learning and student services. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), New York University, the University of Southern California (USC), and Indiana University are among several universities raising tuition and other fees in the upcoming academic year. These institutions will raise the cost of tuition and living expenses by an average of $1,511 while minimizing services, amenities, and in-person classroom learning.