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Against the grain

Poli sci alumna works against the odds - and the advice of others - to forge a successful career in journalism

Tiara Chiaramonte, poli sci '10, has always had strong opinions.

The UCI graduate, who now spends her days (and often nights) creating video content and graphics for The Huffington Post, was even voted 'Most Opinionated' in her Yorba Linda high school's graduating class.

"I was always politically active in high school," she says. "I wrote for the school newspaper, I was in the debate program, I started the Model United Nations club at my high school, and I was always involved in current events and politics really early on. I was super Goth and I hated the establishment - I was kind of a weird kid."

Weird though she may have felt, Chiaramonte's steadfast approach to life's various social issues made her quite the student, and an excellent candidate for any college she had her heart set on. The problem was, her longtime dream to study journalism was somewhat squashed when the industry took a downward turn in the early 2000s. Instead, her parents nudged her toward law school. More...


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in the media

Talking philosophy: War and peace (audio)

Simone Chambers, political science professor on the challenges of war and peace, CBC Radio

A minimum wage hike is the wrong fix (op-ed)

Economics professor David Neumark breaks it down in LA Times op-ed

6 things you need to know about Côte d'Ivoire in the wake of Sunday's attack (op-ed)

Political science grad student Carrie Reiling explains, courtesy of The Washington Post

How political science helps explain the rise of Trump: Most voters aren't ideologues (op-ed)

Michael Tesler, political science assistant professor, gives background in this Washington Post op-ed

Silicon Valley fears European backlash after Congress limits visa waiver program

Nikki Tavasoli, economics graduate student, in the Los Angeles Times

Psychology's replication crisis sparks new debate

Joachim Vandekerckhove, cognitive sciences assistant professor, explains, courtesy of Science News

Minimum wage boost will hit poor areas hardest
Neumark, Orange County Register

California inequality act
Neumark, The Wall Street Journal

California's $15/hr wage could help workers, cost jobs
Neumark, Associated Press, The New York Times, CNBC, U.S. News & World Report, CBS, ABC News, and The Boston Globe

The latest: Economists eye California minimum wage proposal
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$15-an-hour minimum wage in California? Plan has some worried
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Older women are being forced out of the workforce
Neumark, Harvard Business Review

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California moves toward $15-an-hour minimum wage
Neumark, Morningstar

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The fight for $15 an hour minimum wage begins
Neumark, Orange County Register and Bloomberg

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Chambers, CBC Radio

Iowa Poll results overlook consequences of wage hike (Letter to the Editor)
Neumark, The Des Moines Register

President Obama can't have his ice cream and eat it too
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How the Ontario airport could bring more jobs to the Inland Empire
Brueckner, The Sun

Oscars Asian joke: Her mom was horrified when Chris Rock mocked her race
Lee, The Huffington Post

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Lee, NYSE Post

Why don't millennials vote?
Dalton, The Washington Post

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Reiling, UN Dispatch

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Neumark, LA Times

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Reiling, The Washington Post

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Rumbaut, Los Angeles Times

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Neumark, KQED

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Neumark, National Review

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California could be critical to stopping Donald Trump
DeSipio, San Jose Mercury News

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Psychology is in crisis over whether it's in crisis
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Tesler, The Washington Post

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Tesler, The Washington Post

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Tesler, The Washington Post

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Brownstone, The Oregonian

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Lee, BlogHer

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