Evidence, arguments outlined for hearing on Daily Cal fee initiative

Briefs were filed Tuesday with the ASUC Judicial Council detailing arguments and supporting evidence of parties for and against overturning ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order that invalidated The Daily Californian’s fee initiative from the 2012 election ballot. The council will hear arguments at a Wednesday night hearing, which will be held
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Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer spoke on April 17 in 105 GSPP.

Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer speaks at UC Berkeley

Independent presidential candidate Buddy Roemer offered a mix of social and economic platforms aimed at reclaiming American status in a speech before around 40 people at UC Berkeley Tuesday. Roemer served four terms as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1980s before serving as the governor
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UC admits more nonresidents, record number of freshman applicants

The University of California admitted 43 percent more out-of-state and international students this year, continuing controversial efforts to use nonresident students’ heftier fees to mitigate the effects of decreased state funding. The UC also saw a dramatic increase in freshman applications. In response, it accepted a record 80,289 freshman students
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Loopholes shift burden onto taxpayers, CalPIRG report finds

The UC Berkeley chapter of CalPIRG held a tax day press conference Tuesday and addressed a recent report’s findings that state taxpayers would pay about $400 more in 2011 taxes if the burden of tax loopholes used by corporations and individuals who stash earnings overseas was divided evenly. Signs displayed by
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UC students call on state legislator to support workers’ rights legislation

UC students participated in a statewide call-in on Tuesday to California Senator Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, to push legislation that would expand the rights of California’s domestic workers. The call-in proceeded after a press conference at UC San Diego, where the UC Student Association and the California Domestic Workers Coalition
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UC admits fewer California residents, more students in next year’s freshman class

UC Berkeley was the only campus not to increase nonresident admits

The admissions rate for in-state residents to the University of California decreased by about 3.6 percent for the incoming freshman class, according to data released by the UC Office of the President Tuesday. This drop in California resident freshman admissions is a continuation of a trend that has been in effect for at least
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State Senate bill proposes to increase CSU student influence over fees

A California state senator is pushing for legislation that would require California State University campuses to receive approval from students for campus-based mandatory fees. The bill — authored by State Senator Michael Rubio, D-Bakersfield — advanced last week through the Senate Education Committee and would require campus-based fees to pass through a
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