Gov. Brown signs UC-sponsored bill to protect survivors of domestic violence

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SB 331, which was authored by California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The bill will give survivors evidentiary privilege, which means that any discourse between a domestic violence survivor and a counselor will remain confidential. Before SB 331, according to Jackson, this privilege only existed for survivors of sexual assault.
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Trump administration reevaluates affirmative action

According to documents obtained last week by the New York Times, President Trump is poised to redirect Department of Justice resources into investigating universities for discriminatory enrollment practices guided by affirmative action.
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Hiring policy to ‘Ban the box’ extends to all UC campuses

Under a new University of California hiring policy, prospective university employees will no longer be asked about prior convictions in their initial employment applications. This push to “ban the box” will take effect as early as October, just over a year after UC Berkeley became the first UC campus to institute the policy.
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UCSA reaches impasse on issue of new graduate student chapter

A long-brewing proposal for graduate students to form their own chapter of the University of California Student Association reached an impasse at the UCSA Board meeting July 9 when all graduate and professional representatives voted for the proposal, while undergraduate members unanimously against.
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UC Regents discuss UCOP audit implementation, student climate

The UC Regents assembled Wednesday at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center for the second day of its regular July meeting. Among the presented topics, the regents discussed student life, implementation of UCOP audit recommendations and potentially adding letters of recommendation to the UC application process.
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