ASUC meeting devolves into partisan conflict

Wednesday’s ASUC Senate meeting dissolved into a discussion of party divisions and deficient communication after debate on a standard finance bill sparked controversy among senators. SB 19 planned to allot funds from the Contingency Fund — a procedure the ASUC Senate routinely goes through — to the campus group Volunteers
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ASUC Senate unanimously endorses Prop. 30

The ASUC Senate entered California’s political fray Wednesday night when it unanimously endorsed Proposition 30, Gov. Brown’s November tax initiative that aims to stave off further funding cuts to higher education.
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ASUC representatives table on Sproul to encourage eligable students to register to vote.

Campaign aims to encourage students to vote

The ASUC has organized a campuswide effort that aims to register thousands of  UC Berkeley students to vote in the November election. The nonpartisan ASUC Vote Coalition — housed under the Office of the External Affairs Vice President — is working with national organizations to register students before the Nov.
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The Bank of America on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Durant Avenue and its attached ATM are both frequented by UC Berkeley students.

Process to transfer ASUC funds nears completion

The UC Berkeley student government’s ideologically driven plan to transfer its $3.5 million in funds to a new bank is nearing completion, ASUC officials said Wednesday. The effort, which involves transferring all of the ASUC’s funds in Bank of America to Union Bank, is expected to be completed in October
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ASUC President Connor Landgraf address the senate chambers during the first ASUC meeting of Fall 2012.

Concerns linger over V.O.I.C.E Initiative

The Daily Californian’s V.O.I.C.E Initiative was an issue of concern among ASUC senators at their first meeting of the semester Wednesday, with representatives raising questions about how the fees will be transferred to the newspaper and the level of transparency in the process.
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Campus announces new ASUC Auxiliary executive director

Dean of Students Jonathan Poullard announced the selection of the new executive director of the ASUC Auxiliary last week. In a statement sent to members of the ASUC, Poullard welcomed current director of the Student Union and Event Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kelsey Finn as the
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