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Forbes, Jan. 15, 2019 (Contributor)
Top Colleges And The Pell Student, Part I
For Forbes Top-25 public institutions (excluding four service academies on the list), the median percentage of Pell recipients among entering cohorts was 21.9 (Range: 8.9% – 46.7%). The five highest percentages were all at campuses of the University of California – San Diego (46.7%), Santa Barbara (40.6%), Davis (39.7%), UCLA (38.6%) and Irvine (37.6%). Berkeley clocked in at 26.7%. … At Top-25 publics, the median graduation rate was 83% (Range: 70.1% – 92.8%), led by the U. Virginia (92.8%), U. California –Berkeley (88.9%), UCLA (88.5%), U. North Carolina (86.6%) and the U. California at Irvine and at San Diego (both at 85.5%).

The New York Times, Jan. 21, 2019
In California, Criminal Justice Reform Offers a Lesson for the Nation
In one of the first academic studies on the effects of California’s criminal justice reforms on crime rates, Bradley J. Bartos and Charis E. Kubrin, of the University of California at Irvine, found no links between Proposition 47 — a ballot measure enacted in 2014 that reduced some drug crimes and thefts to misdemeanors — and violent crime. … “At the time I was hearing so many claims about what Prop 47 was doing to crime in the state,” Ms. Kubrin said. “Prop 47 has nothing to do with violent crime.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com

Wired, Jan. 18, 2019
Oracle Paid Women $13,000 Less Than Men, Analysis Finds
Oracle allegedly paid some female employees more than $13,000 less per year, on average, than male employees in similar roles, according an analysis of Oracle’s own pay data revealed Friday as part of a gender bias lawsuit against the company. The analysis was performed by economist David Neumark, a professor at UC Irvine, who claims the likelihood of such a disparity occurring by chance is less than one in 1 billion.

KERA, Jan. 17, 2019 (Audio)
How The Misdemeanor System Intensifies Inequality
Through her research, UC-Irvine law professor Alexandra Natapoff explores the petty offense system that produces 13 million misdemeanor cases each year. … Natapoff joined KERA’s Krys Boyd on “Think” to talk about how these infractions often push vulnerable populations into poverty once the legal machine kicks in.

AFP, Jan. 21, 2019
China’s population growth slows despite two-child policy
“Decades-long social and economic transformations have prepared an entirely new generation in China, for whom marriage and childbearing no longer have the importance as they once did for their parents generation,” said Wang Feng, a sociology professor at University of California, Irvine.

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