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U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 4, 2019
Fighting Food Insecurity on College Campuses
So when it was time to transfer from two-year Santa Ana College to a four-year school for her bachelor’s degree, [Clara] Leopo chose the University of California–Irvine – a campus that has a food pantry for students in need like her. “It was one of the big reasons I transferred to UCI, to be honest,” says Leopo, a fourth-year student at the school who also works there part time.

KPCC, Feb. 1, 2019 (Audio)
A deep dive into the charges against ‘birth tourism’ agency operators
Twenty people have been charged in the largest-ever crackdown on businesses that help Chinese women travel to the United States to give birth to babies who automatically are American citizens, authorities said Thursday. … Guests: … Yong Chen, professor of history at UC Irvine where his research focus includes Asian American and immigration history.

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 2, 2019
This list helps minority students find a college with a solid graduation rate
[Ruben] Nevarez graduated before Alliance was making customized college lists. The two schools he might have gone to, Bucknell and UC Irvine, each have a graduation rate of 82% for black and Latino students. He wonders if things would have worked out differently if he’d made another choice. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to comunications@uci.edu.]

Peterson’s, Feb. 1, 2019
Economics v. Business Degree: What’s the Difference?
“Generally I would consider our business degree, and any business degree to be more of an interdisciplinary degree than an economics degree,” said Maia Young, Associate Professor at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. … “Somebody who’s an economics major has more options, while someone who’s an accounting major aims to be an accountant. …,” said Brian Jenkins, Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics and Department Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

The New York Times (AP), Feb. 3. 2019
Changed Supreme Court Weighing Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law
A vote to allow the law to take effect “will be a really good sign that the modified Court will not police states or lower courts’ compliance with” the Texas decision or an earlier ruling in 1992 that reaffirmed a woman’s right to an abortion that the court first announced in the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, University of California, Irvine law professor Leah Litman wrote on the progressive Take Care blog. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

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