Students vote at the ASUC elections booth in front of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Temporary rule may be enacted to prevent incentivized ASUC voting

A voting booth for the 2012 ASUC general election set up in front of a campus fraternity house has prompted the ASUC attorney general to push for a temporary rule that would prevent specific parties or candidates from running biased voting stations. The CalGreeks voting booth is hosted on the lawn
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ASUC Endorsements

2012 ASUC election endorsements

Taking a Stand

Click here to read the Senior Editorial Board’s full endorsements. In the past academic year, UC Berkeley students have met history head-on, continually shouting for our rights and ideals — whatever those may be. Instances including the Berkeley College Republicans’ intentionally racist bake sale, police violence at Occupy Cal, Louis
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CalTV staffer files charges against Daily Cal fee referendum

Charges were filed against The Daily Californian’s fee referendum campaign Sunday, two days before students will begin voting in the 2012 ASUC general election. CalTV Director of Business, Advertising and Marketing Elizabeth Kopaskie filed a formal charge sheet against the Daily Cal’s V.O.I.C.E. Initiative. The charges cite multiple alleged campaign
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Jevon Cochran,  Rachel Horning, Victor Martinez and Stacy Suh are running for ASUC student advocate this year.

Student advocate candidates discuss office’s role on campus

Two candidates running for student advocate in the 2012 ASUC general election said the office could work to reach more students, while another candidate said he would change the responsibilities of the office dramatically if elected. Students will decide between independent candidate Stacy Suh, Defend Affirmative Action Party candidate Victor
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Spring break news in review

The Daily Californian stopped publishing in print after classes ended for spring break on March 23 and picked up again on April 2. Aggregated below is some of our online coverage of the news that occurred in that time period. Click on the titles to read the full stories and browse
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Former Student Action senate candidate says he plans to run as an independent

But the ASUC attorney general says Andrew Kooker will remain a Student Action candidate on the ballot

UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker said in a statement on Friday that he still plans to run for ASUC Senate as an independent candidate, despite being dropped from the Student Action slate last Saturday. Student Action removed Kooker as one of the party’s senate candidates following controversy that arose over
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Student Action candidate dropped from Senate slate following controversial statements

Freshman Andrew Kooker criticized the Occupy protests and liberal arts majors in Facebook posts

Student Action announced that UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker will no longer be running for ASUC Senate on the party’s slate in a statement released Saturday. Kooker posted a note on his Facebook page Thursday apologizing for controversial statements he made on the site last semester criticizing the Occupy movement and
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Candidates from all parties who will be running in the ASUC elections attended an informational meeting Tuesday evening.

New candidates revealed for 2012 ASUC election at Tuesday meeting

Presidential field broadened as three new candidates enter the race

Concerns about campaign spending surfaced while new independent and third-party candidates for executive positions were revealed Tuesday night at a mandatory meeting for all candidates running in the 2012 ASUC general election. The ASUC Elections Council held the meeting to give an overview of campaign rules. The meeting was the
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