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California’s affirmative action ban must be repealed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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When white supremacists flood the city, Berkeley should not back down

CITY AFFAIRS: Ahead of alt-right rally, Christ fails to acknowledge the way white supremacists co-opt "free speech," and the city unfairly advises people to "stay away."

Berkeley is a magnet for white supremacists who exploit its history and clickbait name for their hateful fight. Community members shouldn’t have to watch Martin Luther King Jr. Way turn into a war zone. But recent events show how a bloodbath can be avoided, and it’s not by staying away.
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Sizing up study abroad programs across campuses

From the high art and culture of Paris to the bustling streets of Beijing, a well-chosen study abroad program at any university will have much to offer its students. Well-balanced study abroad programs should both satisfy a student’s wanderlust in vastly different continents and cater to the financial and academic needs of each individual student.
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Negotiations for redevelopment of Bowles Hall underway

The board approved terms for the negotiation of the property’s lease to the Bowles Hall Foundation, a nonprofit organization composed mainly of UC Berkeley alumni, which would oversee the construction efforts and operate Bowles Hall as a residential college. Intended to reopen in August 2016, students would be encouraged to live in the newly co-ed college for the duration of their undergraduate education.
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