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Politico, July 5, 2019
Who Should Be on the Next Mount Rushmore?
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is a professor of Asian American studies and director of the Humanities Center at the University of California, Irvine. “To memorialize Patsy Mink on a new Mount Rushmore is to honor the promise of the United States. … Her legacy is defined by Title IX, the 1972 landmark civil rights law (now renamed after Mink) that mandates gender equity in schools and has opened up opportunities for tens of millions of girls and women in academic programs, scholarships, campus housing, educational employment and athletics.”

The New York Times, July 1, 2019
Opinion: Alabama Isn’t the Only State That Punishes Pregnant Women
Ms. [Michele] Goodwin, professor at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “Anyone who thinks it is the recently passed Alabama abortion law alone that sets the state apart on reproductive health is wrong. Alabama police and prosecutors strategically wield power and influence with hospitals and medical clinicians to ferret out women who “endanger” their pregnancies.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2019
At a time of political divisions, a show of unity at Surf City parade
At a time when Americans appear deeply divided about the country’s direction, [Oscar] Rodriguez said he felt that split put a bit of a damper on the day. Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at UC Irvine, said that in the current political climate, “people will be questioning what it means to be patriotic in contemporary American society.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

NPR, July 4, 2019 (Audio)
How The Trump Administration Could Still Add A Citizenship Question To The Census
NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California Irvine, about what the Trump administration can still do to add the citizenship question to the census. [Richard Hasen comments] “So the president’s tweet seemed to set off a whole series of events. There are a couple of cases where the census question has been litigated, and in two of those courts … the government was giving up on putting the citizenship question on the census.”

Orange Coast, July 3, 2019
New Swan Shakespeare Festival
At this year’s festival, UC Irvine acting students will team with professional actors, some of whom are alumni, to put on two of the Bard’s plays: “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “The Merchant of Venice.” The UC Irvine Claire Trevor School for the Arts constructs the outdoor theater for the event every summer.

Previously “In the News”