UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 23, 2017
The problem with the cost of college isn’t the price but who’s paying the bill
Andrew J. Policano, professor of economics and public policy and former dean, UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, [writes]: Over the next two months, high school seniors will find out which colleges on their wish lists came through with acceptances. But the tensions won’t end when the admission letters arrive. As paying the bill for a four-year degree becomes a reality, families will struggle to understand why higher education is so expensive and how they are going to afford it.

Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 23, 2017
UC Irvine researchers find cost, frequency of ‘nuisance’ flooding on the rise
A study published in “Earth’s Future,” by researchers from the University of California, Irvine this week found that, due to climate change and rising sea levels, more “nuisance” floods are damaging cities such as New York, Miami and Los Angeles. … But how much could they cost exactly? It’s too soon to say, Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor at UCI and co-author of the study, told KPCC.

KCRW, Feb. 22, 2017
Do immigrants increase crime?
One of Donald Trump’s executive orders states that undocumented immigrants “present a significant threat to national security and public safety.” The Department of Homeland Security released a memo yesterday saying “criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents.” But what is the real danger to Americans posed by immigrants? Guests: Charis Kubrin, UC Irvine (@cekubrin).

Orange County Register, Feb. 23, 2017
Lack of respect for Constitution, democracy a big worry
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean, UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: “The first month of the Trump presidency has left me more frightened for the country than I ever have been before. But recent studies about waning support for democracy within the United States cause me to worry that the election of Donald Trump may be a symptom of even greater problems in our nation.”

Politico, Feb. 22, 2017
Rohrabacher’s unorthodox diplomacy raises eyebrows
“The people of his district seem to have developed a very high tolerance for foolishness, as well as irrelevance, which is basically what Rohrabacher has been as a member of the House,’’ argues political analyst Mark Petracca of UC Irvine, who noted that the congressman “is the guy who went to Afghanistan to support the Taliban.”

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