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Managing director Geoffrey Baum was quoted in The Argonaut after meeting Vice President Joe Biden, who visited West Los Angeles College to discuss the Obama administration's plan to subsidize community college fees. The initiative would "free up resources to add classes, innovate new programs and develop other aspects of student support," said Baum.
Senior fellow Dan Schnur was quoted in the International Business Times on President Obama's recent breakneck pace. "He realizes that he doesn't have a lot of time left in office, and he realizes that he's not going to be able to accomplish a great deal through Congress," Schnur said. "Those two motivators seem to be driving him forward."
Research director Mark Latonero is speaking at t the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science & Human Rights Coalition meeting in Washington D.C., discussing big data and human rights. Read the full agenda here.
The Desert Sun: Geoffrey Baum appeared before the Senate Rules Committee in Sacramento on Wednesday and got unanimous approval on his appointment as president of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.
President Obama proposed free community college tuition for millions of students, supporting senior fellow Morley Winograd's Campaign for Free College Tuition. Winograd was quoted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Director Geoffrey Cowan was quoted in The Washington Post, discussing "The Innovators" by Walter Isaacson, which Cowan adapted for his USC course on entrepreneurship. "I want to show my students examples of how the innovators broke rules and took chances," said Cowan.
The New Yorker published an article by senior fellow Orville Schell about a Chinese artist confronting an environmental disaster.
Senior fellow Geneva Overholser was elected to the Rita Allen Foundation's Board of Directors.
"Geneva Overholser is one of our nation's most perceptive and inspiring leaders in journalism," said Elizabeth Good Christopherson, President and CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation. "We are honored to have her voice and talents as we work to support transformative ideas in science and civil society, including new approaches to engaging citizens in public issues."