Solutions for the Region,
Solutions for the World


Listen to various voices in the public policy world discussing potential solutions to important policy challenges, be they about health, the economy, the environment, or other societal problems impacting families in your community or across the globe.

The podcast series is a production of the Dean's Brand Ambassadors of the UCR School of Public Policy.

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Rachel Strausman

Rachel is currently an undergraduate public policy major at UCR with an emphasis on policy institutions & processes and international / foreign policy.

Rachel is Dean's Vice Chief Ambassador and Public Affairs Student Assistant at the SPP. 

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If your goal is representation by race, but you use other indicators like income or wealth, you need to put as much as four times as much weight on those other factors than you would if you just put weight directly on race. From an efficiency perspective, if what you're interested in is generating racial representation, it's inefficient to put weight on socioeconomic status.
Mark Long on the topic of different indicators for racial representation in college admissions.
Dean of the UCR School of Public Policy

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