COVID-19 Relief Act Leaves Out Vulnerable Groups
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill, will provide direct financial assistance to Americans in the form of relief checks. But most college students, and other vulnerable groups, will not be eligible.
Time to Shred the Blank Check
In the days following 9/11, Congress voted to approve 60 words that would fuel the American war machine for years to come. The Office of the President has used these 60 words to justify drone strikes, black site detention and military occupation of other countries….
ERA Could Further LGBTQIA+ Legal Protections
Only four states voted for new state legislators on Nov. 5, but this election could mean a major change for the U.S. Constitution. With the Virginia legislature flipped blue, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) might be ratified after 96 years. With decisive victories in both…
UC Ends Contract with Elsevier
“[The] UC is the largest U.S. institution to walk away from a deal with Elsevier and the action could have a ripple effect across this country and around the world.” The UC terminated its contract with major scientific publisher Elsevier after months of negotiations, according…
UC Bargains for Open Access Journals
Research publishing companies’ high fees can limit access to information. Now, a group of UC faculty is vying for a new contract with publisher mogul Elsevier to make UC research available to all. You’re working on a research project. You’re passionate, motivated. But every time…