Photo courtesy of Bill Hoban, Sonoma Index-Tribune. By Molly Curley O’Brien, MPP/MBA Candidate 2019 It’s 3 a.m., early Friday, in the library at Sonoma Valley High School, five days after the fires broke out on October 9th. I notice an evacuee trying, more like struggling, to sit up on her cot, and … Continue reading Susan’s Story: How Our Disaster Response Fails Seniors
By Professor Robert Girling, Adjunct Professor of Socially Responsible Business at Mills College Over half a million Americans are currently being kept alive by dialysis machines that make them virtual captives for hours at a time each day. Meanwhile over 120,000 patients are waiting for a transplant but only about 17,000 kidneys are available … Continue reading iRAD: A Life-Saving Innovation in the Fight Against Kidney Disease
By Rick Riviera, MBA/MPP Candidate 2018 The closest I’ve come to crying since November 8th was watching Last Week Tonight’s five-minute montage of people describing all the ways 2016 has been horrible (besides the election), followed by John Oliver dynamiting a giant 2016 sign in an empty stadium . It was a catharsis that I … Continue reading Public Policy Still Matters – Where Can We Go From Here?
By Melanie Burgarino, MPP Candidate 2017 In the Bay area, everybody has something to say about the housing crisis. Who is to blame? I’ve got the quick and dirty answer, it’s the NIMBY, and Obama’s got my back on this one. “Not In My Backyard,” or “NIMBY,” is jargon used by planning and policy nerds … Continue reading Don’t be a NIMBY, be a YIMBY
By Meghan Hunt, MPP Candidate 2017 This November, Oakland will ask voters to pass Measure HH, a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. With this legislation, I am happy to see Oakland tackle this important public health issue. In communities across the Bay Area, we experience higher rates of obesity compared to the … Continue reading Keeping Up with the Joneses: Oakland’s Fight Against Big Soda
Interviewer: Laura Flynn, MPP candidate Public Radio Reporting at Mills College Article originally published by KALW LAURA FLYNN: Currently about 800,000 vets receive education benefits across the country. Many are finding that the level of support for former service members varies significantly from campus to campus. RANDOLPH MARTINEZ: The Veterans Affairs representative, the one that … Continue reading Interview: Returning Veterans Transition from Combat to Campuses