Boalt Hall student Cyrus Guray marches on July 24th, 1995 to protest the UC Board of Regents decision to end affirmative action.

Affirmative action: A history of contention

Imminent US Supreme Court case places issue back in spotlight

The role of affirmative action in the university admissions process will once again be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and into the national spotlight this week, representing the next step in a long history of debates that has often found itself played out at the University of California.
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Agenda for Feb. 1 ASUC Senate meeting

At the ASUC Senate’s second spring semester meeting Wednesday,  the newly hired student conduct independent hearing officer will address the senate, and a bill to support the Feb. 13 Day of Action to overturn Proposition 209 will be introduced. Chloe Hunt is the lead student government reporter.

UC Berkeley forum discusses affirmative action

In light of the Berkeley College Republicans’ bake sale controversy, Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent veto of SB 185 and the subsequent emergence of widespread discussion on the UC Berkeley campus, a panel of five speakers discussed the legal implications of affirmative action in education Wednesday night.The event, which was organized
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A necessary rejection

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed SB 185, a bill that was counter to constitutional processes and an inadequate solution.

The veto of SB 185 disappointed advocates who wanted to facilitate greater access for underrepresented minorities in our state’s public universities. From the start, however, this bill was not the answer to increase diversity and was in fact counter to the state’s constitutional procedures. SB 185 sought to allow the
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Participants at the Increase Diversity Bake Sale held signs urging Governor Jerry Brown to veto SB 185.

Brown vetoes affirmative actionlike SB 185

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial, affirmative actionlike bill Saturday that would have allowed public colleges and universities in California to consider demographic factors in admissions processes. SB 185, authored by state Senator Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, would have made it legal for UC and CSU schools to consider factors
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Shawn Lewis, the President of the Berkeley College Republicans, helps set up the "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" last Tuesday morning.

UC Berkeley College Republicans’ president gains fame

Amid an ongoing tempest of public backlash, Shawn Lewis calmly looked into the camera as he confronted a state politician on national television. It was the day before the Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” — an event that had elicited cries of racism as it garnered international media
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