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As the coronavirus pandemic upends the economy, one group of workers has suffered fewer job losses and rebounded faster — those with a bachelor’s degree. And the benefits of a degree don't end at job security. Three ASU economists produced a white paper that quantifies the benefits of people who earn a college degree through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan.

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ASU Gammage Executive Director Colleen Jennings-Roggensack (center) chats with Herberger Dean Steven Tepper and Desiree Ong, ASU Gammage education enrichment manager, at the ASU Gammage Gathering on Oct. 15. The event was an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to gather in a safe, physically distanced way at the historic auditorium. The event limited inside occupancy to 50 people, with room for more outside. 

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