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Fact-checking the ASUC senate candidates

CAMPUS ISSUES: Each year, many candidates running for ASUC senate slide by with half-assed ideas. This time, they won't.

Implementing a counterclockwise Southside Bear Transit route, despite the fact that it already runs counterclockwise. Talking to Vice Chancellor Harry LeGrande, who stepped down in December. Creating more UC Berkeley research positions in STEM, even though funding is scant. What do these misinformed ideas have in common? They’re all platforms
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ASUC Elections Council holds 1st spring semester meeting of 2017

The ASUC Elections Council held its first meeting of the semester Saturday to discuss methods of counting students’ votes toward election candidates and review the Voluntary Wellness Honor Pact, a resolution designed to support the mental health and academic success of candidates during the ASUC election season.
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Zero waste initiative progress assessed at campus meeting

A recent ASUC Senate resolution that established disapproval of the campus’s lack of progress in its Zero Waste by 2020 Initiative prompted a meeting between campus officials and student groups Monday, in which they discussed the program’s current plans and past shortfalls.
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ASUC Senate convenes for 1st inter-semester committee

The ASUC Senate held its first ever inter-semester committee meeting Thursday to discuss the permanent appointment of a chief legal officer and to debate whether to support a potential study by the city of Berkeley on the effects of banning single-use water bottles.
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