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Orange County Register, May 22, 2017
Feds award UCI designation of being a Hispanic-serving institution
UC Irvine has attracted enough Latino students to be designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving institution, officials announced Monday. The new designation comes on the heels of UCI’s recognition earlier this year as an Asian American- and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution. …“This milestone validates our commitment to diversity and aligns with our aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement.

NBC News, May 22, 2017
Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina Congressional District Maps
“This will lead to many more successful racial gerrymandering cases in the American South,” said Prof. Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California at Irvine. “It means the sorting of voters on the grounds of their race remains suspect even if race is meant to function as a proxy for political characteristics.

The Washington Post, May 22, 2017
The Supreme Court may just have given voting rights activists a powerful new tool
Richard L. Hasen, chancellor’s professor of law and political science at the University of California at Irvine, [writes]: “Sometimes the most important stuff in Supreme Court opinions is hidden in the footnotes. In Monday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down two North Carolina congressional districts as unconstitutionally influenced by race, the majority buried a doozy, a potentially powerful new tool to attack voting rights violations in the South and elsewhere.”

Business Insider, May 22, 2017
The Fed’s actions speak louder than its words, which is why bond buying is here to stay
That’s the finding of a new paper from Eric Swanson, a professor at the University of California at Irvine who is a former researcher at the San Francisco Fed. … Swanson found that while big announcements from the Fed might have a temporary effect on short-term yields, the impact of bond buys, which totaled in the trillions and quintupled the Fed’s balance sheet to about $4.5 trillion in assets, was deeper and longer-lasting.

Orange County Business Journal, May 22, 2017
A Case for Excellence (Subscription required)
When Erwin Chemerinsky joined the University of California-Irvine as founding dean of its law school, it was under a maelstrom of controversy. … He will leave the law school at the end of June to become dean of the University of California-Berkeley’s School of Law surrounded by an aura of adulation with statistics buttressing the law school’s out-of-the-gate laurels, which many lawyers have called “unprecedented”. [Link is not available, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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