AC Transit was forced to cut costs in order to balance its budget.

ASUC Senate postpones vote on bus pass bill

Lack of data on student bus usage stalled the ASUC Senate from voting on a bill that would put a referendum on the 2012 general election ballot to give students the option to extend unlimited ridership on local bus services. The bill — authored by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and
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AC Transit was forced to cut costs in order to balance its budget.

ASUC Senate will vote to put bus pass referendum on ballot

The ASUC Senate will discuss a bill Wednesday night that would put a referendum on the 2012 general election ballot to give students the option to extend unrestricted ridership on local bus services. The bill — authored by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and campus Graduate Assembly President Bahar Navab —
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ASUC Senate votes to investigate moving funds out of Bank of America

The ASUC Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday night to investigate moving ASUC funds from Bank of America to smaller local institutions in order to support what the bill calls “ethical banking.” Joining recent proposals by the city of Berkeley and local community colleges, the bill creates a temporary committee
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Members of Occupy Cal to form new political party

Members of the Occupy Cal movement are forming a new political party to run in the upcoming spring 2012 ASUC general election. The party — tentatively named the “Political Action Party” — was first announced at an Occupy Cal general assembly meeting last Monday and was created with the belief
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ASUC Senate holds first meeting of the semester

At the first ASUC Senate meeting of the spring semester Wednesday night, senators announced the development of a new smartphone application for UC Berkeley students and the renaming of the board that oversees student government commercial activities. After the senate moved to rename the ASUC Store Operations Board as the
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ASUC Senate approves executive stipends

The ASUC executive officers and their chiefs of staff received approval from the ASUC Senate’s finance committee to receive $13,750 for their work last semester — only half the money they will receive from student fees as part of their yearly stipend. After suspending bylaws last semester to allow late
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UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau released audio recording Tuesday apologizing for police actions during Occupy Cal.

Chancellor will not discuss Nov. 9 in address to ASUC Senate

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will speak at the ASUC Senate’s final meeting of the semester Wednesday night but will not discuss the contentious events of Nov. 9 due to the lawsuit recently filed against the campus. BAMN, a national pro-affirmative action organization, filed a lawsuit last week on behalf
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Snow leads to heavy damage at Cal Lodge

The Cal Lodge sustained $222,000 of damage in part due to severe snowfall last winter, interim ASUC Auxiliary Director Marilyn Stager said in a report to the ASUC Senate Wednesday night. Last winter, the lodge — a mountainside cabin near Lake Tahoe owned by the ASUC — fell prey to the
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An open forum was hosted by the ASUC on Tuesday night, which included writing letters to the UC Regents.

ASUC holds letter-writing campaign aimed at UC regents

ASUC executives and senators gathered in the ASUC Senate Chambers Tuesday night to write handwritten letters to the UC Board of Regents, voicing their opinion against the university budget cuts. ASUC President Vishalli Loomba, Student Action Senator Connor Landgraf, Loomba’s Chief of Staff Sukhpreet Sembhi, Student Action Senator Justin Sayarath
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