The housing crunch at UC Santa Barbara has eased a bit, with students no longer staying in hotels in Goleta, but worries remain about how the university will house its students in the coming years. Edith Gomez, a third-year sociology major at UCSB, began researching apartment rentals in Isla Vista about six months before the Read More →
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The political aftershocks from the recall of three left-leaning San Francisco school board members continue to spread to Sacramento and beyond. One of them is a rising chorus of outrage over an Alameda County Superior Court decision to allow a cap on enrollment at the University of California’s flagship campus in Berkeley. In the San Read More →
By Jan Nederveen Pieterse Differences in COVID-19 public health performance and health outcomes between regions and countries are staggering. A common-sense assumption is that wealth is health and the higher a society’s per capita income, the lower COVID deaths will be, and vice versa. But the data doesn’t bear this out. For example, compare COVID-19 Read More →
NIMBYism should not be used to destroy the public institutions that are the lifeblood of the California economy. Unfortunately, that is what’s happening in Berkeley, where a court order freezing enrollment at the University of California’s flagship campus may force massive cuts in incoming student admissions and trigger more than $50 million in lost tuition. Read More →
Nixon Peabody, the global law firm representing UC Santa Barbara in its LED patent lawsuit against major retailers, has named Seth Levy, the lead Peabody attorney for UCSB, to lead the firm’s intellectual property practice. Levy, who has been with the law firm since 2012 and is a partner in its Los Angeles office, will Read More →
By Benjamin J. Cohen As tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to escalate, a bipartisan group of United States senators is coming closer to finalizing legislation that would impose strict sanctions on top Russian officials. Benjamin Cohen, a distinguished professor emeritus of political science at UC Santa Barbara and an expert in international political economy, Read More →