V.O.I.C.E. to head back to trial for a second hearing

The V.O.I.C.E. Initiative is scheduled to head back to trial April 30 after new charges against it were accepted by the ASUC Judicial Council Wednesday. The charge sheet — filed by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and ASUC Attorney General Deepti Rajendran  — alleges that the initiative violates the policies of
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Fate of Daily Cal fee initiative remains unclear

After overturning of executive order, results show the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative passed. But charges were filed again.

Charges were filed Wednesday against the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative, less than a day after the ASUC Judicial Council overturned the executive order which invalidated the initiative from the 2012 general election ballot. After the order was overturned Tuesday night, the ASUC Elections Council announced that voters approved the initiative in the
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A member of The Daily Californain holds a Yes on V.O.I.C.E. sign on Upper Sproul Plaza. (Danielle Lee/File)

Daily Cal fee passes following controversy

Elections chair says referendum passes in popular vote after ASUC Judicial Council overturns executive order

A fee referendum asking students to support The Daily Californian passed in the ASUC general election, according to ASUC Elections Council chair Pamudh Kariyawasam. Following the ASUC Judicial Council ruling Tuesday night to overturn ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order invalidating the initiative, the elections council chair said Tuesday that
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Birgeneau calls increasing campus autonomy appropriate evolution of UC

In an interview Tuesday, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau responded to criticism of the controversial report he and other campus officials released Monday urging for increased local governance at UC campuses. The proposal — which recommends that campuses be given control over approval of capital projects, academic programs and salaries
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Pathetic partisanship

CAMPUS ISSUES: Student Action’s victory in this year’s ASUC election reveals a worrying complacency in the student government’s attitude.

UC Berkeley alum and former Intel CEO Andrew Grove once said, “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure.” While the ASUC is far from being a failed body, his words hint at a troubling trend very much present in our student government’s party system. On Thursday, it was announced that, for
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Video: Weekly Recap, April 15-22

Many events happened this week at UC Berkeley. Check out this video to see what you might have missed: On Tuesday, Independent Presidential candidate, Buddy Roemer, spoke to UC Berkeley students about his platform. Also, on Tuesday, the UC Berkeley chapter of CalPIRG held a tax day press conference about
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Candidates and their supporters spend long hours campaigning during election season.

ASUC candidates make physical, personal sacrifices for campaigns

CalSERVE Senator Anthony Galace sat eating lunch in front of the Bear’s Lair Food Court in Lower Sproul Plaza Wednesday afternoon, glad to have a moment of normalcy the day before the release of ASUC election results. Galace spent several 20-hour days campaigning for ASUC executive vice president on top
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We don’t need any new saviors

Lack of voting participation and under-representation of certain student groups hinder effectiveness of elected ASUC officials

There are roughly 36,000 students who attend UC Berkeley, 26,000 of whom are undergraduates and 10,000 of whom are graduate students. Our student government, the ASUC, is made up of five executives and 20 senators. These elected students act as representatives of the entire student body. As a result, decisions
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