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

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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BAMPFA responds to release of fiscal year 2018 budget

BAMPFA has adopted an ambitious plan for achieving a targeted budget deficit reduction of $582,000 set by the recently unveiled campus fiscal year 2018 budget, including plans to generate $850,000 in new revenue, increase its endowment by $5 million and reduce the number of scheduled exhibitions as part of cost-saving measures.
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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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