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The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 3, 2016
What students think about free speech
Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean and [law] professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California, Irvine and a professor of law, political science, and history, [write]: Although it is foolhardy to generalize about a generation of college students, their understanding and attitude about freedom of speech was strikingly different from what we, two baby-boomers, expected when we began teaching a course on free speech on college campuses to 15 freshmen at the University of California, Irvine.

The New York Times, April 4, 2016
California enacts highest statewide minimum wage in U.S.
About 2.2 million Californians now earn the minimum wage, but University of California, Irvine, economics professor David Neumark estimated the boost could cost 5 to 10 percent of low-skilled workers their jobs.

The Washington Post, April 1, 2016
We’ve been getting these key details about Greenland’s melting all wrong
The problem is that there’s been very little data collected on this front, said Eric Rignot, a University of California, Irvine glaciologist and senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who led the new study.

Southern California Public Radio, April 4, 2016
What’s behind LA’s rise in crime rates?
For the second year in a row, violent crime is up in Los Angeles … A panel of experts joined Take Two’s A Martinez to explore some of the explanations behind why this is happening now and what’s being done about it.  Charis Kubrin is professor of criminology, law and society at University of California, Irvine. She also co-directs the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime.

The New York Times, April 1, 2016
How the $15 minimum wage went from laughable to viable
David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, estimated that raising the state’s minimum to $15 would reduce employment among the least skilled by 5 percent to 10 percent. … “There’s no question that a minimum-wage increase will help more people than it hurts,” he said. “But it takes a lot of people getting a $300 raise to offset someone losing their job.”

The New York Times, April 4, 2016
Supreme Court bolsters political influence of U.S. Latinos
Richard Hasen, an expert in election law at the University of California, Irvine law school, said, “A contrary ruling would have shifted power to Republican, rural districts, and away from Democratic urban areas.”

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