ASUC Judicial Council disqualifies Class Pass

The ASUC Judicial Council unanimously ruled Thursday to disqualify the Class Pass referendum from the ASUC 2012 general election ballot. Graduate Assembly President Bahar Navab and ASUC President Vishalli Loomba, as well as SQUELCH! Senator Noah Ickowitz, filed charges against Elections Council chair Pamudh Kariyawasam, requesting the disqualification of the Read More…

Chancellor search committee to meet with campus representatives

Selected faculty members and students will meet at an on-campus stakeholders’ meeting Friday with the advisory committee chosen to recommend a replacement for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. At the meeting, which will be held at Clark Kerr campus, faculty members selected by the Berkeley Division of the Academic Read More…

New UC tax generates concern about financial impact on student fees

A shift in the way the UC Office of the President gathers funds from each campus has caused some concern about the impact on student fees and the financial state of individual campuses. In previous academic years, revenue generated from individual campuses had been collected and then redistributed across the Read More…

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14 picked for UC Berkeley chancellor search committee

5 regents, 5 faculty and 1 student among committee members chosen

On Monday, UC President Mark Yudof announced the 14 initial members of the advisory committee that will begin the search for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s replacement. Per UC policy, the committee will consist of five UC regents, five UC faculty members — three from UC Berkeley and two Read More…

New charges filed against Class Pass referendum

Several ASUC officials recently filed charge sheets with the ASUC Judicial Council requesting that the Class Pass referendum be invalidated from the 2012 ASUC general election. SQUELCH! Senator Noah Ickowitz filed charges Thursday alleging that the referendum — which students voted on in the ASUC elections last week — violated multiple Read More…

Both ASUC ballot referendums called into question

Both fee initiatives on this year’s ASUC election ballot may be invalid. On Saturday, the ASUC Judicial Council voted to hold hearings that call the fate of the V.O.I.C.E. and Class Pass referendums into question. The council will hold one hearing to decide whether ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order voiding The Read More…

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Loomba tramples on the constitution

The Devil's Advocate

ASUC Senators and executives — especially President Vishalli Loomba — should devote at least one of the remaining Senate meetings to familiarizing themselves with the ASUC constitution. At Wednesday night’s meeting on Loomba’s executive order invalidating the V.O.I.C.E initiative, it became abundantly clear that one of the following is true: Read More…

Out of order

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: The ASUC Senate’s choice to uphold President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order threatens campus democracy.

The ASUC is often criticized for failing to serve the students it exists to represent. Yet few times in recent memory has UC Berkeley’s student government taken action that so clearly delegitimizes the democratic ideals it purports to exemplify. On Wednesday evening, the ASUC Senate voted to uphold an executive Read More…