Politics & public policy

President Obama and students

UC leaders join President Obama at higher ed summit

President Napolitano, chancellors from Berkeley, Merced and San Diego join university leaders from across the nation to brainstorm ways how higher education can better serve less-advantaged students.

Why UC is participating in Covered California

UC is helping to increase access to affordable health care.

Sequestration takes toll on research, education

UC leadership: Science is at risk because of across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget.

Kennedy presidency: what was, what might have been

Fifty years after his assassination, scholars examine John Kennedy's accomplishments and the work he left undone.

Government aid: like parent, like offspring

Parents’ use of government assistance likely drives use in next generation.

Berkeley library readies Pat Brown archive

Former governor's documents will open a window to California political history in the 20th century.

Campus braces for sequestration impact

Federal spending cuts, projected to have a significant impact on UC San Diego research and other areas, will continue for the foreseeable future until a bipartisan solution is found.
Punching the time clock

Poverty risk for state's temp workers

Temporary employees, from landscapers to programmers, are more likely to receive government assistance such as food stamps or Medicaid.

Book explores labor politics and the conservative right

UC Santa Barbara historian examines the contentious relationship that has spawned recent political turmoil.

UCSF community awaits court ruling on health care

U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling on constitutionality of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expected soon.