Barbara Lloyd McMichael explores how federal funding can increase equity, connectivity and opportunity. Established by the Navajo Nation in 1968, Diné College is the first tribally controlled and accredited collegiate institution in the country.
Today the Department of Veterans Affairs is the United States’ second biggest federal department in terms of discretionary spending. It oversees America’s largest health care system, and also offers a broad array of other services: education benefits, vocational training, home loans, social services, adaptive sports, cemetery burials, and much more.
Barbara Lloyd McMichael’s monthly column examines the history of key government and how they are “Building Back Better” under the Biden Administration. This month she examines the U.S. Treasury Department.
From the complexities of the ambitious public-private partnership called Operation Warp Speed, to the problematic early rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines late last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been a central player in formulating the United States’ response to the coronavirus.
The pandemic has hit the cultural sector hard. Barbara McMichael’s new monthly column examines the history of The National Endowment of the Arts and the possibility that the arts would once again be elevated in the Biden administration