Refugees Welcome?

Thirty-seven of my family members are refugees. They are scattered in different parts of the Middle East and Europe — 20 are internally displaced...

In-Flight Islamophobia

Less than 24 hours after speaking to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at a World Affairs Council dinner in Los Angeles about...

Over-the-Counter Control — Finally

People go to the pharmacy for over-the-counter products like sleep aids, acne cream or cold and flu medication. Now in California, birth control is...

No Parent Left Behind

Being a new parent is hard — sleepless nights, dirty diapers, unforeseen expenses. Worrying about getting paid time off work to take care of...

UC Davis Attempts to Scrub Record, Gets Hands Dirty

It’s not how Kamran Loghman intended his product to be used. Twenty one UC Davis students and alumni sat in a circle on the...

Prioritize Pathways

For almost 150 years, the UC system has tried to provide a college education to students, and California’s Master Plan for Higher Education has...

Anti-Semitism Has ‘No Place’ on UC Campuses, Anti-Zionism Has No Place in Intolerance Statement

There’s no denying anti-Semitism occurs on UC campuses. Within the last year, swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house at UC Davis, a...

Sexual Harassment Has No Tenure

UC Los Angeles history professor Gabriel Piterberg agreed to pay $3,000 to end a Title IX investigation against him. Of course he did, since...

Racism Is Not a Prank

A white student who locked a bike lock around a black San Jose State University student’s neck, hung posters of Adolf Hitler and a...

Adding Beds Won’t Put the Issue to Rest

It costs about $300,000 for each new bed at UC Santa Cruz. That figure includes the cost of the dorm or apartment around the...