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CA should pass ACA 5, end Prop. 209

STATE AFFAIRS: Affirmative action would help nuance admissions, improve diversity

Today, ACA 5 has unanimous support from the UC regents, and voters deserve a chance to repeal a race-blind system that was tried and has failed.
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US, Berkeley should defund police budgets

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Investing in community, safety means defunding the police

Defunding police departments would be a strong first step to correct systemic oppression, and it would advance America toward eventual abolition of the police.
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UC must protect lecturers when cutting costs

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: UC hiring freeze threatens lecturers, would harm instructional quality

UC Berkeley’s reputation may depend on the eminence of its tenured professors, but students’ daily experiences of campus tend to center far more around lecturers.
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Nation must vote by mail to ensure safety

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Implementing vote by mail is crucial to protect public health, ensure integrity of elections

If some social distancing will need to continue past November, voting by mail should not be the measure of the moment: It should become the new normal.
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