Politics & public policy

Lantz Rowland poses in front of his tent outside Seattle, Washington.

The rise of California's tent cities

The extreme shortage of affordable housing is driving California's epidemic of homelessness.

UC Davis refugee backpack

UC Davis launches digital tool in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees reclaim right to education

Jihad Qusanyeh, imprisoned and tortured as a student, will be among the first to assemble his virtual ‘backpack.’

UC Berkeley racial resentment study

Welfare backlash tied to white fear of declining status

Racial resentment is found to fuel opposition to government anti-poverty programs.

Fulbright scholar Violet Barton

Mother and daughter become Fulbright scholars

Inspired by her daughter, Violet Barton applied to grad school, and now follows her to El Salvador on a Fulbright.

UCOP job tips

6 tips for landing that first post-college job

How a UC education can help you forge a path in your new career.

Alfredo Figueroa at the border wall

To support deported vets, Alfredo Figueroa ‘leads with his heart’

The Army vet and graduating senior will use a $25,000 prize to raise awareness about a community living in limbo.

UC Irvine fashionista Aditi Mayer

Aditi Mayer: The future of ethical fashion

The fourth-year undergrad leverages social media to shake up the fashion status quo.

apartheid One Bold Idea podcast banner

How students helped end apartheid

A small gesture of solidarity by students led to a national movement with far-reaching impact.

UC students visit DC

UC students pay it forward for the next generation

UC Student Association members visit Washington to fight for policies that will expand access to college.

UCLA girl drinking sugary drink

UCLA study reports nearly 1 in 3 California kids have a sugary drink daily

The increase since 2009 alarms public health professionals.

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