Politics & public policy

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.

Bryan Osorio Trujillo in front of Delano sign

Meet Delano’s new mayor: 25-year-old UC Berkeley alum Bryan Osorio Trujillo

In his Kern County hometown, Osorio will focus on keeping workers safe from COVID-19, programs to stem gang violence and water affordability.

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UC Irvine-led study profiles undocumented students’ experiences in state public universities

A first-of-its-kind, multicampus report provides deep insights into successes and struggles in California.

Kristen Choi

UCLA nursing professor shares her experience as a subject in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Kristen Choi says it is important for doctors and nurses to discuss side effects with patients and reassure them about the vaccine’s safety.

Zoom meeting with UCDC students

The UCDC experience reimagined from your computer

They're not physically in Washington, D.C., but the undergraduates in the University of California Washington Program are still experiencing the benefits and networks of Capitol Hill life.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a virtual meeting on COVID-19

3 UCSF faculty named to Biden-Harris transition COVID-19 advisory board

David A. Kessler, Eric Goosby and Robert M. Rodriguez will help guide planning for the president-elect’s federal response to the pandemic.

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Understanding the partisan brain

A new study shows a never-before-seen glimpse of how political polarization looks in our brains.

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Election polls are 95 percent confident but only 60 percent accurate, UC Berkeley Haas study finds

How confident should you be in election polls? Not nearly as confident as the pollsters claim, according to a new study.