Students, faculty call for more academic representation on UC Board of Regents

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Many members of the UC Board of Regents, some of whom are shown here with Gov. Jerry Brown (right) at their Jan. 22 meeting, do not come from academic backgrounds. Some student groups hope to see board vacancies filled by more academics in the future.

Gov. Jerry Brown nominated four candidates to the UC Board of Regents earlier this month, sparking debate about the role of the university’s top decision-making body, which some students argue is not representative of student needs.
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