Andrew Dole, assistant professor of religion
It’s the economy, stupid. It’s the most immediate, pressing problem facing the country, and one that needs to be addressed in the short-term.
Irene Berwick, summer programs coordinator
The economy, because it impacts housing, jobs, our manufacturing base… If the United States wants to continue to be a world leader, we’ve got to stop bleeding money in the areas of jobs, healthcare and home values.
Karen Nyawera ’11, Harare, Zimbabwe
Definitely the economy. If you don’t have a job, if you don’t have money, then you basically can’t do anything.
Justin Redfearn ’09, Westbury, N.Y.
Considering the current climate in the Middle East and everything that’s going on in that part of the world, I think the most urgent issue is foreign policy. It’s definitely the first thing [President Obama] should focus on besides the obvious—the economy.