Support for survivors

CAMPUS ISSUES: The ASUC Senate’s vote of no confidence in campus sexual assault policies was a necessary step to start serious dialogue about this issue.

UC Berkeley must be a safe place for survivors of sexual assault. If a majority of the ASUC Senate, after considering input from survivors, feels that current campus policies are grossly inadequate, there is clearly a problem that the campus administration must address. Last week, the senate passed a bill Read More…

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2013 ASUC election endorsements

To read the Senior Editorial Board’s full endorsements, click here.  Campus climate has been a particularly salient issue at UC Berkeley in recent years. From the contentious 2010 divestment battle in the ASUC Senate to more recent incidents like the outcry over the hanging zombie at Theta Delta Chi last Read More…

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A more perfect ASUC: Realizing our potential

With the election just days away, former ASUC officials from opposing parties reflect on the role of the student government at UC Berkeley

Running for senate two years ago gave me the opportunity to represent my community. I ran to ensure that queer students had a voice in the ASUC Senate. I ran to give student groups access to the funding and resources that come along with having a strong advocate in the Read More…

Fair ASUC election finances

CAMPUS ISSUES: A new finance commission for the ASUC elections will hopefully make the system more fair, transparent and accessible to outsiders.

The new ASUC Elections Finance Commission will be a welcome addition to this year’s election. In previous years, it was nearly impossible for third parties and independents to get elected to partisan executive offices or to increase their representation in the ASUC Senate. But that could change with the imposition Read More…