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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Despite scrutiny brought by bake sale, many UC students call Gov. Brown

With a controversial bake sale at UC Berkeley bringing attention to SB 185, the UC Student Association orchestrated systemwide call-in events Tuesday which saw hundreds of students across the state call Gov. Jerry Brown’s office in support of the bill. Every UC campus student association, with the exception of UC Davis
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The Daily Californian: 40 years of independence

The Daily Californian proclaimed its independence from the campus 40 years ago today, months after a controversial editorial angered UC Berkeley officials into firing the editors responsible for its publication. The front-page editorial, published May 11, 1971, encouraged readers to “Take Back (People’s) Park” and tear down the fence that
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Demonstration on Sproul Plaza ends with shouts of protest

While water bottles and sunscreen were in ample supply for demonstrators lying in protest on Sproul Plaza, due to heat, the event came to an end an hour earlier than planned. The demonstrators stood up together at 1 p.m., huddled around demonstration leader Salih Muhammad in the middle of Sproul
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Derby field renovation in final planning stages

After more than a decade of failed negotiations, a plan for the field located at Derby Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way is in its final stages. The plan was presented at Monday night’s Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. Earlier this month the Berkeley School District Board of Education
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Report proposes changes to undergraduate education at UC Berkeley

After a year of preparation, a group of UC Berkeley professors and administrators released a report Tuesday detailing proposed changes to undergraduate education in the College of Letters & Science. The L&S Faculty Forum submitted its report — which outlines 15 suggestions including changing breadth requirements, developing an academic honor
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‘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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City Council to discuss Southside Plan Tuesday night

The Berkeley City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the final implementation of the Southside Plan, which has been in the planning stages for nearly 15 years. The plan promotes economic and housing development in the area directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, from Bancroft Way
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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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