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GOP gubernatorial candidate proposes higher education facelift

A trailing California gubernatorial candidate released an extensive plan to overhaul the state’s education system Tuesday, proposing a major expansion of online course offerings and free tuition for students in math and science degree programs statewide, among other initiatives.
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Former prisoner talks problems of mass incarceration before UC Berkeley class

Michael Santos, free from prison 65 days ago, gave a lecture on the issue of mass incarceration Wednesday evening. Speaking to students in Wheeler Auditorium, Santos outlined his plan to fight mass incarceration and urged students to join his effort. This was his second time as lecturer for Political Science 179, a speaker series facilitated by Haas professor Alan Ross.
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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at UC Berkeley

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke to a packed auditorium of students Wednesday evening about issues related to higher education and the state government. Presenting to a class of about 700 students at Wheeler Auditorium, Newsom advocated for the use of technology to make government more transparent and accountable and called
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