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Janet Napolitano Named Next UC President

US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has been nominated by a special committee of the UC Regents to be the next president of the University of California.  “This is a very intriguing appointment for the University of California,” says Dean Henry E. Brady. “Someone of this sta… More

Does Obama’s Early Education Proposal Have a Chance?

By David Kirp

Does Obama’s Early Education Proposal Have a Chance?

Children's advocates high-fived when President Obama called for "high quality preschool" for "every child in America" in his State of the Union Address. The details of the plan are considerably more complicated -- for one thing, federal money would be used mainly for poor and working-class kids, though states … More

Can Driverless Cars Save the Postal Service?

By Samra Kasim (MPP '08) and Matt Caccavale

Ding! That sound could soon be the USPS app alerting you to an imminent delivery, after which a driverless Postal Service vehicle arrives at your door and a robotic arm delivers your package. While this may sound like science fiction, driverless vehicles will be coming to streets near you sooner than you may thi… More