Universities and Hospitals

The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

October 19, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

In 2023, ESI was commissioned by the University of Minnesota Athletics Department to conduct an economic and social impact study. As the college athletics industry continues to grow, so does its impact on and around places of higher education. The University of Minnesota is home to over 55,000 students and is a founding member of […]

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A Clash of Tradition and Economics: How Changing Media Markets Shape the College Football Landscape

September 22, 2023 / Comments Off on A Clash of Tradition and Economics: How Changing Media Markets Shape the College Football Landscape

2023 has been marked by a whirlwind of conference changes among the NCAA’s “Power 5” (P5) athletic conferences. These include the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Big Ten (Midwest), the Big 12 (Great Plains + Texas), the Pacific Coast Conference (PAC 10, 12, or 2, depending on when you asked), and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court Gutted Affirmative Action. Are We A More Equitable Society? Can We Be?

July 21, 2023 / Comments Off on The U.S. Supreme Court Gutted Affirmative Action. Are We A More Equitable Society? Can We Be?

The United States Supreme Court launched a direct strike against the institutions that most Americans believe are the gateway to a better life. In Students For Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard College, decided 6/29/2023, the Court ruled that race cannot be a factor in college admissions, without regard to the fact that no institution uses […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

July 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

In our second of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Paula Daniels discussed the reimagining of good food systems. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We discuss national […]

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Procurement Analysis and Benchmarking Study

July 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Procurement Analysis and Benchmarking Study

In 2022, ESI worked with the University of Notre Dame in conducting a procurement analysis and a benchmarking study to further expand the reach of the University’s Procurement Services and continue to advance economic equity. ESI conducted a procurement analysis to primarily observe the current Utilization levels of minority- and women-owned businesses relative to their […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

In our first of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Danielle DiLeo Kim discussed the reimagining of national anniversaries. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We explored Danielle […]

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