Bookmarks (29)

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    Buffalo Soldiers One, General Lee Zero

    Recently, a statue at West Point was unveiled honoring the service of the 9th and 10th...

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    A Disaster Foretold– Remembering 9-11

    Where were you when 9/11 erupted? I was in my shower stall when the bloody phone...

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    Why UC Berkeley — not Harvard — is America’s top college

    Forbes’ No. 1 ranking underscores that private universities are often engines of wealth inequality

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    The Autocrats Playbook For Subduing Universities — What Can Be Done About It?

    In many parts of the world, Neo-nationalism is on the rise–a term that describes the emergence,...

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    The U.S. must not abandon its allies in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley

    Our allies, comrades in arms, friends and confidants—men, women, and children alike—are being surrounded by ruthless...

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    One World, in Flames, From California to Turkey

      The politicization of wildfires across the world shows toxic commonalities in quite different contexts. Just...

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    California must defend protesters from the harms of tear gas, rubber bullets

    The use of tear gas and rubber bullets against crowds often inflames tensions instead of calming...

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    A GOP-majority Supreme Court shows cruelty toward the powerless

    Republican-appointed justices, who now hold six of nine seats on the Court, are ready to overturn...

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    On The Road Again – The AAEA Meeting in Austin

      Between August 1st and 4th, I attended the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied...

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    Aviation Fields Must Diversify to Soar with the Next Generation

    Created in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to commemorate Orville Wright’s birthday, National Aviation Day has...

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    The agony of Afghanistan

    I first visited Kabul in January 1968. The intense cold is something that I remember well....

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    https://blogs.berkeley.edu/2021/08/13/17625/

    The Agony of Afghanistan I first visited Kabul in January 1968. The intense cold is something...

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    STOPPING THE NEXT PANDEMIC CAN BE EASY

    STOPPING THE NEXT PANDEMIC CAN BE EASY There are just under 6,000 species of mammals. Around...

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    I came very close to losing my son. Get vaccinated if you can

    I came very close to losing my son last year. And more than 600,000 Americans and 4...

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    Biden Has Big Plans for International Education – Revisiting Some Recommendations

    After decades of neglect, the Biden administration appears to be on the verge of developing a...

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    ICABR at 25 – Celebrating 25 years of Research on the Bioeconomy

    Last week I participated in the 25th conference of the International Consortium of Agricultural Biotechnology Research...

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    Balancing depleted budgets on the backs of kids…let’s not do it

    By Sylvia Allegretto, Emma Garcia & Elaine Weiss. Blog originally posted by the Economic Policy Institute....

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    Behind the absurd attacks on ‘Critical Race Theory’

    The attacks on “CRT” reveal that most of the critics have very little idea what they...

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    California’s budget a win for families, early education challenges remain

    California's budget compromise adds a pre-kindergarten year for all 4-year-olds, funds 200,000 fresh child care slots, and...

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    California: Keep public meetings open through technology

    Over the past pandemic year, life events and activities have moved online that we once believed...

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    Refugee Responsibility Sharing or Responsibility Dumping?

    This post was first published on Just Security, and is co-authored by Elena Chachko. World Refugee...

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    Five ways to prevent child marriage in refugee communities: 280 girls speak out

    By Julie Freccero and Audrey Taylor Just before global travel came to a halt with the...

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    Our Responsibility to Refugees

    Nearly 80 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, including 26 million refugees and 4.2 million...

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    D Day & AIDS

    Today, I have a couple of very different anniversaries. As a 10 year old school boy...

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    From Tulsa, Texas, to Turkey: The Price of Denial

    This week features commemorations of one of the worst atrocities on American soil during the twentieth...

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    In remembering George Floyd, journalism’s mistakes matter

    If more journalists — and indeed, more industry leaders — were people of color, mainstream media...

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    George Floyd murder, police killings still traumatizes Black communities

    Beyond the protests, every police killing — indeed, every violent act by police toward civilians —...

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    The University of California can legally require COVID-19 vaccinations

    Government actors should not take lightly the power to conscript citizens into action against their will,...