Posts Tagged: University of Southern California
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California’s Proposition 209, passed in 1996, ended the consideration of students’ race as one factor in public higher education admissions, but did not apply to private colleges and universities. The Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision ended that distinction.
Mae Gates. Photo, Scott Duncan, Capitol Weekly
Only 24 years old, Mae Gates is already chief of staff for a state senator, owner of a political consulting business and a passionate advocate for food justice.
Students outside the library at the University of California, San Diego. (Photo: Stanislavsky, via Shutterstock)
The University of Southern California in Los Angeles is coughing up $50 million and publicly apologizing for its tactics in recruiting a star Alzheimer’s researcher from UC San Diego, it was reported Thursday. The Los Angeles Times story about the unprecedented settlement described the case as an “ugly academic war.” It had the potential of bringing $340 million in research grants to USC.
Mindy Romero of the Califorrnia Civic Engagement Project. (Photo: Scott Duncan, Capitol Weekly)
Elections expert Mindy Romero of the California Civic Engagement Project joins Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about California’s primary election turnout and what we might expect to see in November.
A robot typing on a keyboard, a photo illustration depicting automated content. (Image: Mopic, via Shutterstock)
What’s in a name? When it comes to social media, maybe a lot more than you think. There is a move in the Capitol to force social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook to identify “bots,” those robot-like, automated accounts that move through the internet and interact with real people — and each other.
Allen Hoffenblum, pubolisher and co-editor of the California Target Book.
Top political analyst Allan Hoffenblum, who co-founded the California Target Book more than 20 years ago, died in his sleep, his colleagues said. Hoffenblum was 75. The Target Book, often described as the bible of political campaign professionals, analyzed the history, demographics and players — district by district — in the state’s legislative and congressional seats.