Politics & public policy

A San Franciso police officer displays several ‘ghost guns’ – untraceable firearms with no serial numbers or manufacturing marks.

What are ‘ghost guns,’ a target of Biden’s anti-crime effort?

For starters, they are impossible to trace.

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Nation’s first civility research center at UC San Diego to address juvenile justice reform

Their first project will study, evaluate and refine a national model of best practices to promote national criminal justice reform and reduce mass incarceration.

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Should businesses require vaccines? That’s fine, most California voters say

The new Berkeley IGS Poll finds powerful vaccine resistance among GOP voters, however.

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Organizing for the future of financial aid

Join student leaders on Monday, May 3, to learn how you can help their grassroots efforts to boost federal financial aid.

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A path toward clean drinking water for all Californians

A new study finds hundreds of public water systems are out of compliance, but points to solutions the state (and nation) can pursue.

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Growing national movement urges Congress to reinvest in Pell Grants

UC, along with nearly 1,200 higher education organizations, urged Congress this week to reinvest in the federal aid program that helps millions of students afford college.

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Navigating the $1.9 trillion stimulus

Economist Jana Grittersova, former European Commission banker, weighs in on how the newly passed package will change the economy.

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UC students call on federal lawmakers to increase financial aid

UC students and leaders testified to the urgent need to reinvest in Pell Grant funding that helps those from low-income families pay for college.

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Research security symposium focuses on protecting America’s intellectual capital

Security experts, higher education leaders convene in late Jan. to address the rise of foreign threats.

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Professor launches Center for Athletes’ Rights and Equity

New research center is the brainchild of Eddie Comeaux, a higher education professor and former Division I athlete.