The Washington Post, March 24, 2016
Obama administration says these colleges are doing a good job of serving low-income students
Regional public universities, such as the University of California, Irvine … have some of the best track records in serving low-income students, as do private religious schools and women’s colleges …. What makes many of these schools stand out is their concerted effort to improve outcomes for students with modest means. That might mean providing emergency financial aid to keep students from dropping out or building out academic advisement and mentoring.
Orange County Register, March 24, 2016
The fight for $15 an hour minimum wage begins
Economists are divided over the effects of raising wage floors. David Neumark, UC Irvine professor of economics and director of the Center for Economics & Public Policy, has been an outspoken critic, saying higher minimums prevent low-skilled workers from getting a foothold in the market.
Southern California Public Radio, March 23, 2016
OC sheriff wants to increase the public’s trust after scandals
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law thinks the creation of the constitutional policing adviser in Orange County is long overdue. … “It’s not surprising to me then that Orange County waited until after there was a scandal,” he said, referring to misuse of jailhouse informants.
Business Daily, March 24, 2016
Mobile money platforms key for greater social ties – study
Mobile money platforms are key in promoting cohesion and reducing barriers to social inclusion, a new study by three American university researchers shows. … The research was supported by the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine.
The People’s Vanguard, March 22, 2016
Innovation ecosystems have and have nots
I just came back from a business trip to Irvine where my company co-sponsored an event at the gleaming new UCI Applied Innovation center …. Supporting job creation and economic growth for the Orange County region is the ultimate driver and the ultimate target for everything they do. … The Cove is certainly impressive.
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