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Brookings Mountain West

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About

Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of Brookings Mountain West is to bring the Brookings tradition of high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Building upon work at Brookings and UNLV, our community engagement and research initiatives focus on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings Mountain West provides a platform to bring ideas and expertise together to enhance public policy discussions at the local, state, and regional level.

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Aug. 6, 2020
As shutdowns threatened internships, various programs and employers have found creative workarounds for students to gain crucial workplace experience.
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Jul. 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

The Nevada Independent
Sep. 24, 2020

I am an honor student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a future educator, a mentor, a non-profit worker, a habitual volunteer in the community, a dependable son, a supportive brother, among many other things.

Las Vegas Sun
Sep. 22, 2020

UNLV alumna Yanneli Llamas spent two years helping her parents obtain legal residency. They earned it in December, weeks before COVID-19 upended the United States.

Las Vegas Sun
Sep. 15, 2020

On Aug. 7, the Nevada System of Higher Education attracted negative attention from students, the public and state officials after the board of regents’ chief of staff attempted to silence Regent Lisa Levine during a meeting with his reprehensible statement, “I don’t want to man-speak but I will have to if you continue to child-speak.”

Las Vegas Sun
Sep. 6, 2020

Redlining was a government-sanctioned discriminatory policy that designated most urban minority-majority neighborhoods as places banks should not offer home mortgages. The term originates in color maps developed in the late 1930s by Homer Hoyt, an economist with the Federal Housing Administration, to direct mortgage loans made by the Home Owner’s Loan Corp. Redlining refers to the map’s color-coded neighborhood types: red zones indicated high-risk investments; yellow zones medium risk; and green zones low risk.

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