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…

ASUC President Vishalli Loomba speaks at the senate meeting about her executive order voiding the V.O.I.C.E. initiative.

V.O.I.C.E. campaign will challenge executive order

The campaign manager for The Daily Californian’s fee initiative said Thursday that she will file charges against the executive order issued recently by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba that invalidated the initiative. After meeting with former ASUC attorney general Kevin Gibson — who previously filed charges against former ASUC president Noah Read More…

Bus pass referendum’s proposed rates debated

A fee referendum on the 2012 ASUC general election ballot asks students to vote on the extension of the Class Pass after it is set to expire in 2013. While referendum opponents have stated that the campus should attempt to negotiate a lower price for the pass — which gives Read More…

Students and community members attended a forum to democratically elect the next chancellor.

Students discuss selection of new chancellor at town hall

Students and faculty brainstormed feasible ways to democratize the selection process for UC Berkeley’s new chancellor Wednesday night. Although the event was titled “Town Hall to Democratically Elect a New Chancellor,” the group of 25 people discussed ways the campus can change the UC’s selection process to replace Chancellor Robert Read More…

UC Board of Regents meeting begins with discussion on health care

The UC Board of Regents’ Committee on Health Services discussed on Tuesday the ongoing issue of how the university aims to decrease the cost of services while increasing the quality of patient care. On the first day of the board’s three-day meeting at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus, the Read More…

UCLA graduate students to vote on fee increase

The UCLA Graduate Students Association voted March 7 to place a referendum on the spring campus election ballot that would increase fees for graduate students by $5 per quarter. The referendum fee would go toward rising costs resulting from reduced funding of graduate student programs that were previously covered by Read More…

Jeff Deutsch, the current director of the Cal student store, will be leaving his position soon for a job at Stanford.

Faces of Berkeley: Jeff Deutsch, student store director leaving for Stanford

Cal Student Store director reflects on work, student partnerships

Working with college students all day long is not everyone’s ideal job — but for Jeff Deutsch, director of the Cal Student Store, it is a unique and challenging experience that inspires satisfaction and pride. For years, Deutsch has been working five to seven days a week on store and Read More…