Wisconsin HOPE Lab addresses poverty facing undergraduate students
A Wisconsin HOPE Lab event discusses issues such as poverty and college expenses that are prominent in this year’s “Go Big Read” novel, “Evicted.”Image By: Hannah Malone
Wisconsin HOPE Lab discussed college affordability, specifically the cost of food and housing, in the first of two events for the UW-Madison “Go Big Read” book promotion at noon Thursday in the UW-Madison School of Education.
“Evicted,” this year’s “Go Big Read” novel, is written by UW-Madison graduate Matthew Desmond. The book aims to raise awareness on the topic of homelessness in the
Doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, Katharine
Among the biggest issues college students face include inadequate food supplies due to lack of finances, and the high rate of students unable to graduate because of tuition prices.
“A lot of people have this idea that because you go to college you don’t have the daily struggle with how to pay for basic needs, and that’s not necessarily the case these days,”
HOPE Lab is the nation’s first translational research lab with multidisciplinary researchers interested in more equitable access to post-secondary education in Wisconsin and across the
“We are trying to make a nationwide policy for public colleges to have free lunch like you would at public schools K-12,” Mai said.