Breaking down the status of affirmative action at UC Berkeley

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a significant victory to supporters of affirmative action June 23 when it upheld the consideration of race in the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin. But the decision won’t impact the university’s admissions policy because California state law supersedes the verdict.
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Brown is wrong on research

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Recent comments from the governor demonstrate that he fails to fully grasp the importance of the UC as a research institution.

Apparently, Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t understand the critical role of research at the University of California. In an article published last week in The Washington Post, Brown said professors should spend more time in the classroom and less time doing research, claiming that “the faculty’s primary role is teaching.” He
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Debt levels differ for colleges

Come graduation day, some students may find themselves more concerned with their tuition bills than their college degrees. Last year’s college seniors graduated on average nationwide with $25,250 of student debt. However, compared to the nation, UC Berkeley students on average find themselves carrying a lighter debt load. While the
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