Shawn Lewis (center), the president of the Berkeley College Republicans, and former UC Regent Ward Connerly (behind Lewis) support the ‘Increase Diversity Bake Sale.’ The bake sale aimed to satirize SB 185 — affirmative action-like legislation — through a proposed price structure based on race and sex.

Affirmative action debate heats up over bake sale

When two girls dressed as Native Americans approached the “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” table on Tuesday for free cupcakes, Andy Nevis, the executive director of the Berkeley College Republicans, told them that the costumes were not necessary to get the cupcakes at a lower price. But the sale’s stratified price
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Report suggests ways for improving Letters and Science education

After a year of preparation, suggestions for an overhaul of UC Berkeley undergraduate education, including fewer breadth requirements and an emphasis on improved teaching, were released in a campus report Tuesday. The L&S Faculty Forum, made up of 25 professors and administrators, submitted its report — which outlines 15 recommendations
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Opponents of the Increase Diversity bake sale hold signs on Upper Sproul Plaza.

New coalition protests ‘oppressive’ UC Berkeley campus climate

Over the course of just a few days, “The Coalition,” a newly-formed multicultural student group, planned and executed a die-in, and recruited over 250 demonstrators. The organization, which formed out of protest to the Berkeley College Republicans’ bake sale, made its presence known Tuesday by conducting a demonstration on Sproul
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A member of the Berkeley College Republicans sits behind the Increase Diversity bake sale table on Upper Sproul Plaza.

UC Berkeley Republicans consider bake sale success, despite criticism

If he had a chance to do it again in the future, said Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis, he wouldn’t. But Lewis believes that Tuesday’s “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” which led to international uproar, disapproval from the campus student government and administration and violent threats for the group’s members,
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Christopher Coulter Columnist

Berkeley College Republicans’ Yellowcake

I noticed Berkeley College Republicans’ recent attempt at a satirical “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” kind of blew up in their collective face. If the goal was to merely create attention for their cause, then bravo, but the decision to create a “satire” challenging SB 185, which seeks to make affirmative
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Oppoenents of the Increase Diversity bake sale hold signs on Upper Sproul Plaza.

ASUC phone bank benefits from bake sale publicity

Across from the Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” on Upper Sproul Plaza — which attracted flocks of students and media Tuesday — representatives from the ASUC quietly recruited students to call the state in support of three bills, including the one that sparked the controversy. The phone bank, which
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Shawn Lewis (center), the president of the Berkeley College Republicans, and former UC Regent Ward Connerly (behind Lewis) support the ‘Increase Diversity Bake Sale.’ The bake sale aimed to satirize SB 185 — affirmative action-like legislation — through a proposed price structure based on race and sex.

‘Increase Diversity Bake Sale’ draws crowds to Sproul Plaza

Debates over racism, diversity and affirmative action have taken Sproul Plaza by storm as the highly controversial “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” is now under way. The bake sale began at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning near Sather Gate and is being held by the Berkeley College Republicans in protest of SB
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Ward Connerly, a driving force behind Proposition 209, in Sproul Plaza Wednesday. - Jan Flatley-Feldman/Staff

Ward Connerly, driving force behind Prop 209, helping to sell cupcakes

Ward Connerly, former UC Regent and the driving force behind Proposition 209, has come to Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley to help the Berkeley College Republicans sell cupcakes at their “Increase Diversity Bake Sale.” Proposition 209, approved by California voters in 1996, effectively eliminated affirmative action. The proposition banned the
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