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The New York Times, March 16, 2017
Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants
Because application deadlines at several larger colleges had passed before Mr. Trump’s travel ban was announced, some universities are more worried about the “yield” — the number of students offered admission who end up enrolling, said Frances Leslie, vice provost for the graduate division at the University of California, Irvine.

NPR, March 17, 2017
Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Skeptical Of Federal Agency Power
But as law professor Richard Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, puts it: People are tapped to be justices because their ideologies align with the politicians in power. “Neil Gorsuch is being chosen not because he’s a Republican Party hack. Far from it,” Hasen explains. “He’s a principled conservative, but the way he’s going to vote is going to line up with what Republican partisans want.”

Vox, March 17, 2017
Trump’s budget cripples the EPA’s ability to keep drinking water safe
Andrew Highsmith, a history professor at UC Irvine who studied what happened in Flint extensively, told me, “If you look at the history of the Flint water crisis, the problems didn’t stem from too much enforcement at the federal level, but the opposite — too little.” And that’s exactly what the government would do less of if Congress were to approve Trump’s budget.

International Business Times, March 17, 2017
Giant ring of galaxies scattered during Andromeda flyby challenges Einstein’s theory of gravity
Marcel Pawlowski, a Hubble Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, commented: “Science progresses through challenges. Together with two other known planes of closer-in satellites, this gigantic ring forms a serious challenge to the standard paradigm.”

Southern California Public Radio, March 16, 2017
How Trump’s new budget might affect California
“NIH-funded research is at the base of most of the major advances that we have seen in the areas of health and medicine,” said Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research at UC Irvine. “By cutting research, we are cutting the source of innovation that has made the United States a world leader in biomedical innovation.”

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