UCI News

CGTN America, Oct. 31, 2018 (Video)
California’s Asian community is eager to get the vote out
Some of the most important issues to Asian voters are jobs and the economy, education, gun control, and citizenship. At the University of California Irvine (UC Irvine), Asian students are more energized than most, because the issues are personal. “More of the active students are coming from those backgrounds because they’ve seen the impact of things like immigration and refugee policy on their families, on their communities,” Bill Maurer, UC Irvine’s Dean of Social Sciences said.

Forbes, Oct. 31, 2018 (Contributor)
New Data Brings Daylight To The Graduation Gap In Higher Education
Of the schools listed in the Third Way report, 246 were identified as “high-quality Pell-Serving Institutions (PSIs),” where Pell Grant recipients make up 37 percent or more of the student population and have a graduation rate that is over 50 percent. … At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), a KIPP College Partner, 38 percent of its students receive Pell Grants, and they graduate Pell Grant-eligible students at a rate of 85 percent.

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 1, 2018
Republicans Court Asian Voters With a New Message: End Affirmative Action
“Unlike in other communities of color, some Asian voters are known for being independents,” said Linda Trinh Vo, a professor of Asian-American studies at the University of California, Irvine. “Often they’re newer to the political process, and they can be swayed to either side.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Daily Pilot, Oct. 31, 2018
UCI is awarded $14.7-million federal grant for literacy program
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded UC Irvine a $14.7-million grant to expand its literacy outreach program for middle and high school students. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Atlantic, Nov. 1, 2018
The Midterms Could Spell the End for America’s Lonely Moderates
In the last midterm elections, in 2014, only about 4 percent of congressional candidates were ideologically moderate, according to data compiled by Danielle Thomsen, a political-science professor at UC Irvine, who categorized candidates by their campaign donors. The proportion of moderates on the campaign trail “has been steadily declining since the 1980s,” Thomsen told me. “It takes a lot of guts to run for Congress as a moderate in the current environment.”

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