CA State Auditor report alleges UC Regent Richard Blum inappropriately influenced campus admissions

Richard Blum
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In a statement, UC Regent Richard Blum said he has written more than a dozen letters of recommendation for applicants seeking admission to the UC system over the past 18 years.

UC Regent Richard Blum allegedly wrote a letter that helped a less-qualified student gain admission to UC Berkeley off the waitlist despite low scores on their application.
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Nader’s post office speech fails to deliver

Citizen Ralph Nader, the champion of the Consumer Product Safety Administration, the Environmental Safety Administration and the Freedom of Information Act, came to the steps of the Downtown Berkeley Post Office yesterday to give a pep talk to the volunteer defenders of our public postal service. Some 300 listened as
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