A nationwide increase in youth voter participation impacted the presidential election in some battleground states, researchers, UCLA faculty and students said.
The youth voter turnout in the 2020 election is projected to be somewhere between 53% to 56% of all eligible young voters ages 18 to 29, according to election data by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
The University of California will receive $8.6 million from a Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. settlement after an eight-year legal battle between the two telephone service providers and an expense management company.
The University of California is pursuing federal funding to alleviate its nearly $2 billion revenue loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UC system has incurred high costs since the beginning of the pandemic and hopes to obtain additional funding if the federal government passes new stimulus packages, said UC spokesperson Stett Holbrook in an emailed statement.
A faculty-led initiative aims to make social and community issues more accessible for K-12 students through a series of data presentations and research briefs.
Researchers for Data for Democracy compile data about issues in Los Angeles neighborhoods, such as access to parks, immigration and housing, and present it in different charts and graphs to help K-12 students think critically about issues impacting their communities.
Less people are responding to the 2020 United States census because of the coronavirus pandemic and changing attitudes toward the census, according to UCLA faculty.
Participation in the 2020 census is 11% lower than in the 2010 census as of April 30, according to a university press release.
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