Politics & public policy archive

Investigative Reporting Program’s new ‘Rape on the Night Shift’ documentary

Investigative Reporting Program’s new ‘Rape on the Night Shift’ documentary June 23, 2015:

The Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism is turning its lens to the subject of women immigrants working to clean the country’s offices, businesses and shops via a new “Frontline” documentary, “Rape on the Night Shift,” which will air in Spanish and in English.

Rethinking the use of Social Security numbers

Rethinking the use of Social Security numbers June 5, 2015:

Cyberattacks — roughly two every day in the United States — have raised questions about the use of our Social Security numbers as universal identifiers. If it’s not possible to stop using them, what else can people do to fend off identity thieves? Berkeley privacy expert Chris Hoofnagle, among others, offers some ideas.

UC, governor reach budget agreement

UC, governor reach budget agreement May 14, 2015:

UC President Janet Napolitano has announced that she and Gov. Jerry Brown have reached an agreement that provides the UC system with significant new revenue while capping resident tuition at its current level for two years.

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive May 12, 2015:

The Living New Deal — a UC Berkeley-based project dedicated to documenting the vast treasury of public art, park trails, schools, civic buildings ad more it produced from 1933 to 1943 — has published its first Guide to the Art and Architecture of the New Deal, a pocket map and guide to 18 key sites in San Francisco.

Bittman video series, ‘California Matters,’ now on the menu with video

Bittman video series, ‘California Matters,’ now on the menu May 11, 2015:

Mark Bittman has teamed with the University of California and the campus’s Berkeley Food Institute — where he’s currently a distinguished visiting fellow — on a video series focused on food-related research that launches today.

The high environmental price of cooling off with air conditioners

The high environmental price of cooling off with air conditioners April 28, 2015:

Staying cool is good but there’s a wealth of fallout. The demand for more “AC” will also cause consumers to use more electricity causing stress on energy prices, infrastructure, and environmental policy, according to a new study from the Haas School of Business.

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month with video

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month April 23, 2015:

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to build consciousness about the issue, students, faculty and staff have been hosting events throughout the month that give the campus community tools to prevent sexual assault, create a stronger culture around consent and support survivors.