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Posts from January 2017

An Interview with Career Coach Misty Loetterle

Misty Loetterle is a career coach with the Goldman School's recently launched Master of Public Affairs degree program. Below, she discusses what ignited her interest in career coaching and what are great questions for mid-career folks to be asking. What got you interested in career coaching in the first… More

Trump’s Muslim Ban Exacerbates Refugee Crisis, Puts Americans at Risk

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans the arrival of Syrian refugees, suspends refugee resettlement for 120 days and reduces the number of refugees who will enter the country from 110,000 to 50,000. The order also bans travel from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Sudan and Libya… More

UCOP Statement on Refugee Ban

President Janet Napolitano and the Chancellors of the University of California issued the following statement on Sunday, January 29, 2017: We are deeply concerned by the recent executive order that restricts the ability of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the UC community from certain countries… More

California misses deadline aimed at academic success for foster youth

Despite a long history of supporting foster youth’s academic success, California failed to comply with a federal deadline requiring all states to submit plans on how to pay for those students’ transportation to school. In 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, the first major… More