Scholarships for students, continued
Professor Myers-Lipton discovered that more than 4,000 students at the institution had experienced homelessness the year before the study when he co-authored the 2020 Silicon Valley Pain Index, an annual assessment of income and racial inequality in the surrounding area, according to InsideHigherEd.com.
Because they could not afford food, half of the students surveyed said they ate smaller amounts or skipped meals altogether.
Something had to be done, according to Myers-Lipton and William Armaline, a co-author of the study and head of the university’s Human Rights Institute.
They sought help from local, state and federal lawmakers.
The researchers planned a meeting with Dave Cortese, a California state senator whose district includes San José.