Berkeley Underground Scholars creates ‘prison-to-school pipeline’ on campus

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In 2013, UC Berkeley alumni, Danny Murillo and Steven Czifra, met on campus and shared their backgrounds on being formerly incarcerated and system impacted individuals. Together, Murillo and Czifra co-founded the Underground Scholars Initiative, or USI, a student-run organization for those who have been personally impacted by the U.S. criminal justice system.
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Underground Scholars Initiative celebrates 2nd graduating class

Francis, or “Frankie,” Guzman, a 2007 UC Berkeley graduate, returned to his alma mater Sunday afternoon to address the second graduating class of the Underground Scholars Initiative, a pioneering program unique to UC Berkeley that connects campus resources to formerly incarcerated students and students with formerly incarcerated family members.
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ASUC Senate lifts restrictions on campaigning in study spaces, approves referendums

While deliberating SB 66, a bill to amend new ASUC election bylaws that passed unanimously, a majority of the Senate decided to remove campaigning restrictions on university-owned study spaces from the bill. Candidates are allowed to campaign in any space within a university run building (including hallways), wear clothing indicating political affiliation and send electronic messages.
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