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U.S. News & World Report, March 29, 2022
U.S. News Ranks 2023 Best Graduate Schools
The 2023 edition of the rankings evaluates a variety of graduate programs, including those in the following six popular fields: business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering and education. …

UC Irvine

  1. Best Medical Schools – Primary Care
  2. Best Medical Schools – Research
  3. Best Law Schools
  4. Best Business Schools
  5. Best Engineering Schools
  6. Best Education Schools

The Darien Times, March 26, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: Yale heckling is bad. State censorship? Worse.
UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law write, “There is no doubt that freedom of expression on a campus, and academic freedom as a principle, would be rendered meaningless if protestors and dissenters had a recognized right to shout down speakers who participate in authorized campus events. However, these challenges to a culture of free expression are trivial compared to efforts by a number of Republican state legislatures to direct how race and gender are taught in public schools and colleges.”

KNBC, March 24, 2022 (Video)
Pandemic exodus from Los Angeles
UCI Distinguished Professor of Economics, Jan Brueckner, has done a lot of research on this topic. He explains work from home is one of the big reasons people left major cities in 2021 when COVID-19 forced employees to work remotely. “People are leaving high housing cost areas, like LA, San Francisco and New York, while keeping their jobs in those places, but relocating to cities that are cheaper.” [You can request a copy of the video by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New Yorker, March 25, 2022
Legal Scholars Are Shocked By Ginni Thomas’s “Stop the Steal” Texts
Several of the country’s most respected legal scholars say that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas must immediately recuse himself from any cases relating to the 2020 election and its aftermath, now that it has been revealed that his wife, Virginia (Ginni) Thomas, colluded extensively with a top White House adviser about overturning Joe Biden’s victory over then President Donald Trump. … Richard Hasen, an expert in election law [and Chancellor’s Professor] … at the University of California, Irvine, also believes that Justice Thomas should never have participated in the case weighing whether Congress had the right to review Trump’s papers.

The Guardian, March 27, 2022
How Covid helped China tighten its hold on Hong Kong
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a [Chancellor’s] history Professor at the University of California, Irvine, says “there was once a chasm separating what takes place in Hong Kong from what takes place across the mainland border”. That chasm is getting smaller. … “The way that Covid has been handled by the Hong Kong authorities has demonstrated that the ‘one country, two systems’ concept is a pale shadow of what it once was,” Wasserstrom says.

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