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Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 14, 2016
Free speech in contentious times
Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, said it was time to “stop making certain mistakes.” One of those mistakes, he suggested, was talking about these issues as if academe has a choice between supporting free speech and supporting minority students.

Politico, Nov. 14, 2016
Trump seeks delay of Trump University trial
Constance Iloh, a professor at University of California, Irvine who has a book coming out on the for-profit college industry, said that while Obama’s accountability agenda focused on for-profit colleges and their performance, she anticipates that “Trump’s accountability agenda is likely to extend more broadly – including nonprofit and public sector institutions and addressing issues of efficiency and performance.”

Orange County Register, Nov. 13, 2016
Local GOP eyes future under Trump
“At least in the short term, I think even the ‘Never Trumpers’ will rally together,” said Peter Ditto, a social psychologist who studies political behavior at UC Irvine. “Whether that will hold or not will depend on how successful Trump is.”

Orange County Register, Nov. 10, 2016
O.C couple honored with philanthropy award help abused kids, veterans; support peace, education
The Tierneys gave $350,000 in 1987 to establish the Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Global Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Irvine. It is the first such peace studies academic chair in the UC system.

Time, Nov. 11, 2016
The defiant 25-year-old woman at the heart of Hong Kong’s political meltdown
“Some parts of the Chinese nationalism story that have been told by Beijing sometimes work in Hong Kong,” Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a historian of modern China at the University of California, Irvine, says. “There have been very intentional efforts on the mainland to elevate the atrocities committed by the Japanese to a level comparable to the Holocaust.”

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