Politics & public policy

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Prison sentencing: politics vs. results

Public policy scholar chronicles shift to smarter approaches to crime and punishment.
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California leads on immigration reform, state citizenship

Public policy experts see White House taking a back seat to states on immigrant integration in the absence of congressional action.

Number of Asian American voters projected to double by 2040

Study explores implications for upcoming political races.
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UC looks to level the playing field for undocumented students

At national summit, experts look to find ways to help students overcome financial and legal hurdles.

Haojun Li and Forrest Sam

Chinese students test the waters of free speech

More than 1,600 students from China are navigating the nuances of free speech at Berkeley.
Berkeley Food Institute panel discussion

Food justice takes center stage

Forum focuses on labor, power, policy and other issues around food.
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Research collaboration will focus on immigration in California

Project involving five UC campuses will complement the systemwide efforts of the UC-Mexico Initiative.
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Income inequality is taking a toll on the health of American workers

It's not just low wages. Study by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health points out another disturbing impact of income inequality: its effect on people’s health.
UCLA alumni Rabbi Philip Posner, Robert Farrell, Helen Singleton and Robert Singleton

A salute to UCLA Freedom Riders and their history-making journey

Sixteen civil rights activists — all UCLA alumni — challenged segregation in the South in 1961 as Freedom Riders.
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Human Rights Center wins $1M MacArthur grant

UC Berkeley law school program that researches war crimes, other human rights violations is among nine organizations receiving the Chicago-based foundation’s annual prizes for Creative and Effective Institutions.