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Students are more than standardized test scores

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: Put a discussion about standardized tests on the UC Board of Regents agenda.

While these exams do not intentionally skew against students from these communities, it’s not too far of a stretch to say that standardized tests benefit the better off.
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Seeing is not believing

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Policies on political ads shouldn’t be a Twitter vs. Facebook, “ban all ads” vs. “protect all free speech,” black or white dichotomy.
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Closing Alta Bates threatens emergency care in Berkeley

As many as 4,000 UC Berkeley students visit Alta Bates’ emergency department, or ED, every academic year. It’s especially comforting to know that we can also receive intensive care services or other acute care services at Alta Bates, which is owned by the hospital chain Sutter Health.
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Debugging biased algorithms in healthcare, beyond

Two weeks ago, my colleagues and I published an article showing that a widely used algorithm in the health system was biased against Black patients. This algorithm and others like it affect decisions for hundreds of millions of patients every year. Fixing the algorithm’s bias would more than double the number of Black patients eligible for a program that can help them with their health needs. 
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