UC regents ban quotas, allow investment in UC Berkeley research patents

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The UC Board of Regents meets in January. At the board's virtual meeting Thursday, the regents discussed the effects of Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action in California, and how they could better support Proposition 16, which, if passed in the November election, would reinstate affirmative action.

On Thursday, the UC Board of Regents’ last public meeting of the month largely focused on the promotion of equity and innovation, as it was dominated by discussions of supporting affirmative action and investing in UC research and ideas.
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