New data on the minimum wage

The effects of the increase enacted by New York are hard to measure, but we can be certain it will be good for some workers, employers and consumers—and bad for others.

Finding refuge

Fleeing pograms, my family started a new life in America.
Will others get the same chance?

Working together for urban environmental health

In her book “Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities,” Katrina Korfmacher argues that coordinated efforts toward a well-defined goal—including those of the local Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning—are vital for lasting, positive environmental change.

To STEM or not to STEM? That is not the question

Science, technology, engineering and math students should actively pursue non-STEM coursework just as much as non-STEM students should engage deeply in the STEM disciplines. Incorporating synthesis and analysis is key to a well-rounded college education.

RCSD unearths budget woes

An internal audit discovered some overspending, the Rochester City School District Board of Education says. The impact of these preliminary findings is not clear.

The D.A.’s petition drive: for or against justice?

James Moore, who murdered teenager Pamela Moss in 1962, is New York State’s longest-serving prisoner. Each time Moore’s case comes up for parole, the Monroe County district attorney circulates a petition opposing his release. Should these petitions continue? 

Making a place for community

Kathryn Mariner, a cultural anthropologist, is researching placemaking in the city of Rochester, through Fertile Ground, a visual, large-scale, multi-year project.

The debate over corporate purpose

A recent Business Roundtable statement broke with decades of corporate doctrine whose roots, in part, extend to Rochester. But is it really a departure from how most companies actually are run?