UC Berkeley community reacts to SB 118, overriding court’s decision to cap UC Berkeley’s incoming enrollment

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Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of SB 118, which would override the court’s decision to cap UC Berkeley’s incoming fall 2022 enrollment, has received mixed reactions from the campus community.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of SB 118, overriding court’s decision to cap UC Berkeley’s enrollmen, has amassed mixed reactions from the community.
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Lawsuit continues to delay construction of Clark Kerr volleyball courts

Campus Director of Communications Kyle Gibson said in an email that the school announced the plan to build the Beach Volleyball Courts in 2018 as part of the campus’ efforts to remain compliant with Title IX, a federal law that requires gender equity in educational programs. The underused recreation field at the Clark Kerr Campus will be used to establish four courts, an additional support building and a lawn area for spectators, Gibson said. 
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Campus must maintain transparency amid enrollment freeze

This ruling harbors long-term implications for prospective students years to come, as well as UC Berkeley’s relationship with residents of Berkeley.

Now more than ever, all eyes are on UC Berkeley to prove its commitment to a top-tier education, diversity and a commitment to student needs.
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UC Berkeley must invest in the future of its students

A California Supreme Court intervention on the enrollment freeze, as financially relieving as it may be, will not address campus’s postponement of long-term solutions for short-term population increases.

Reducing the student population goes against the UC system’s commitment to leveling the playing field for students from diverse backgrounds.
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