Brown, Kashkari Prepare to Debate with Wide Gap in Polls
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari plans to make his case to voters tonight in a live televised debate with Governor Brown. Kashkari is considered a long shot against the Democratic governor, who maintains a strong lead in the polls. It's not just about politics and public policy. The latest Field Poll finds many likely voters still don't know who Kashkari is.
UC Looks to Homegrown Startups as New Funding Source
When Google went public, Stanford University made millions. That's because it had equity not only in Google's intellectual property, but in the company itself. That kind of direct investment in a startup wasn't allowed at the University of California, until now. UC President Janet Napolitano made it possible by removing guidelines for industry-academic relations. The change raises questions about ethics, funding and the future of basic research.