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May 19, 2014
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Text of Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks at 2014 Class Day

John Kerry ’66 was the featured speaker at the Class Day ceremony on May 18. He was introduced by two of the events co-chairs: Nia Holston and Josh Rubin. Here is a transcription of his address.

April 30, 2014
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How your government is ignoring you

If it seems the federal government has largely ignored the public’s biggest concerns for the past 70 years, it’s because it has, contends a new book by a Michigan State University political scientist. In “Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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Panelists explore the NSA and the ‘knotty’ question of the public’s right to know

Without any sort of legal protections in place, journalists reporting on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) massive surveillance program are facing a huge challenge, said Spencer Ackerman, the Guardian’s U.S. national security editor, during a panel discussion at the Law … Continue reading

November 4, 2013
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U.S. policy should encourage highly skilled, foreign Ph.D. students to stay, CU-led study finds

Attracting more talented foreign students to study at U.S. universities and encouraging them to launch entrepreneurial ventures here could help “revitalize innovation and economic growth” in this country, a trio of economists led by University of Colorado Boulder Professor Keith … Continue reading

July 29, 2013
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A constitutional right to health care

UCLA-led study shows that many countries have it, but not the U.S. Uruguay has it. So does Latvia, and Senegal. In fact, more than half of the world’s countries have some degree of a guaranteed, specific right to public health … Continue reading

March 7, 2013
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Newt Gingrich talks politics with Axelrod, meets with UChicago students

Newt Gingrich described for the audience at a recent University of Chicago Institute of Politics event the shock he felt when he realized last Election Day that President Obama would win re-election, confounding Gingrich’s predictions and hopes. Gingrich said he … Continue reading

February 10, 2013
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Tendency to Fear is Strong Political Influence

Fear can play a role in influencing political attitudes on hot-button issues like immigration, according to new research co-authored by Brown political scientist Rose McDermott. The study, published in the American Journal of Political Science, shows that individuals who are … Continue reading

January 29, 2013
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USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the … Continue reading