The Pulitzer Prize-winning book studies eight poor families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads; it also integrates the landlord’s perspective. Harvard professor Matthew Desmond, the author, will join a discussion with the University of Miami community in February.,-one-u.html

The U.S. Constitution celebrates its 234th birthday

A willingness to compromise, a gentleman’s code of civic virtue and service, and a commitment to the collective good of the country are characteristics that defined the 39 brave men who, on Sept. 17, 1787, penned their names to the final draft of the document that changed the United States, according to a constitutional specialist.