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Behind UC's 'admission by exception' side door: sports, money, diversity — and secrecy

Original post made on Aug 20, 2019

While it's unclear if admissions by exception played a direct role in the college cheating scandal, it has surfaced as a potential weak spot as policymakers seek ways to bulletproof the university's admission system from scammers.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm

As a graduate of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara (and staff of UCSD and UCSC) and a current UCSC dad - this not only looks bad, it is bad because there is public documentation lacking/or "smokescreen". In the past - exception admissions were allowed for individual UC Trustees. Conley - a rabid opponent of diversity admissions, of course got his own (rich) friend's kids in [I think that was the scandal].

The California Public Records Act is a "mandate". The requirement is 10 days, for a reply and materials - OR a clear 'technical reason' and 14 more days to produce (with a mandated date). Take the buggers to court! It is a Writ of Mandate, and the UC campuses who don't bother replying, get to pay legal costs of CALmatters. (when UC loses to a judge's reading of the clear language of the Gov Code for the PRA)

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