Politics & public policy

Wellhead treatment plant

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.

The Capitol

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.

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UC in the White House

As a new federal administration begins to take shape, a growing list of University of California alumni and faculty have been nominated or appointed to positions in the new government — not to mention the first UC alum to serve as vice president.

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Confronting pervasive segregation

New report on status of Black students urges incoming Biden administration to confront pervasive segregation.

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Apply to be the next student regent

The University of California Board of Regents is searching for the 2022-23 student regent to serve on UC’s governing body.

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Another opportunity for DACA students

A federal ruling restores the program for undocumented students. Jennifer Nájera, associate professor and chair of Ethnic Studies, tells us why this matters.