Busing the referendum

CAMPUS ISSUES: We are glad the ASUC Judicial Council invalidated the Class Pass referendum but troubled by inaccuracies on the ballot.

Democracy is an ideal that has guided the United States for more than two centuries. Even at the student government level, the ballot should be sacrosanct, which is what makes problems surrounding the ASUC Class Pass referendum so disconcerting. The referendum, which would have extended the campus’s agreement with AC
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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