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The Huffington Post, May 25, 2016
Advice for the college class of 2016
“After you graduate, you might feel like you’re all alone with just your wits and résumé. And we’re always told things like ‘the future is made with your choices.’ But always know there are others there with you, others who have gone before and will help guide you, others behind you cheering you on. You, too, will therefore have the obligation to be there for those who come after, into a world that you all will have helped to make, together.”  − Bill Maurer, dean, UC Irvine School of Social Sciences

The Huffington Post, May 25, 2016
Advice for the college class of 2016
“A life that is meaningful and joyful, and a world that works for all, require that you be generous and compassionate with yourself and others in all endeavors; follow your curiosity wherever it takes you; forgive what’s unforgivable.”  − Paula Garb, codirector, UC Irvine Center for Citizen Peacebuilding

The Huffington Post, May 25, 2016
Advice for the college class of 2016
“My advice for college graduates would be to travel the world for a while and if possible to intern/work abroad before jumping into a graduate career or job. It is difficult to have the time, responsibility, and mental flexibility to do this later in life, and we are facing more and more global challenges that can only be solved by people with global perspectives and experiences.”  − Daniel Wehrenfennig, executive director, the Olive Tree Initiative

VICE, May 26, 2016
How California is solving its voting rights problem
“These things are happening all over the state,” said Richard Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine. “Inertia is a powerful force, and people who benefit from the status quo don’t want to change the status quo. Sometimes it takes a lawsuit to force more equitable forms of representation.”

Orange County Register, May 26, 2016
Courts cannot force Senate to vote on Garland
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Literally, every day I am asked why there cannot be a lawsuit to force the U.S. Senate to hold hearings and to vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland. I believe that Republican senators are violating their constitutional duty in refusing even to consider Judge Garland’s nomination, but there is nothing a court can do about it.

Fortune, May 26, 2016
Make your coffee table great again. Here’s all of the books coming out about Trump
Aaron James is professor and chair of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, and he holds a PhD from Harvard University. He is also the author of 2012’s A**holes: A Theory …. James has updated his concept for this unique moment in history with A**holes: A Theory of Donald Trump, which posits that “his a**holedom may help to explain his success.”

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