UCs should eliminate standardized testing requirement

Making the submission of standardized testing scores optional will benefit the UC and the state of California. It is a step in leveling the playing field and reflecting the state’s diversity. When other colleges and universities made the submissions of test results optional, they saw an increase in applicants and enrollment of Black and Latinx students.
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A group of black students stand in front of Sproul Hall. Large yellow text at the top reads "BLACK AT CAL."

California’s affirmative action ban must be repealed

On Jan. 30, the ASUC Senate passed a resolution standing in firm opposition to the historic Proposition 209, a California ballot initiative that removed race as a factor in college admissions. In 1996, California voters approved Prop. 209, slashing enrollment of Black students across California colleges. From 1997 to 1998,
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UC Berkeley must join students in fighting for increased diversity

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students have been doing the heavy lifting to improve diversity for years. Now, UC Berkeley must pick up some of the load

Students have been saying it for years. And now, a comprehensive study is backing them up — UC Berkeley is not a welcoming place for students of color. The report, released by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, ranked UC Berkeley the lowest of all UC campuses
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