Stipends debated, then approved at final senate meeting

At the ASUC discussion on Wednesday night, the stipend of Academic Affairs Vice President Julia Joung was reduced.
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At the ASUC discussion on Wednesday night, the stipend of Academic Affairs Vice President Julia Joung was reduced.

At its last meeting of the semester Wednesday, the ASUC Senate approved stipends for executives and other officials — decreasing the stipends for some officials for whom the financial committee deemed a subpar fulfillment of duties. Of the five ASUC executives, the stipend of Academic Affairs Vice President Julia Joung was
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Judicial Council rules in favor of V.O.I.C.E Intiative

Despite multiple charges filed against the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative, the ASUC Judicial Council ruled Friday that they would not disqualify the referendum, citing insubstantial evidence. The charges — the first filed by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and ASUC Attorney General Deepti Rajendran, and another filed by former CalTV Co-Executive Director Myles Moscato
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CalTV director files additional charges against V.O.I.C.E.

Another charge sheet was filed against the V.O.I.C.E. initiative Monday, following an announcement that negotiations are under way to settle current charges against the student fee. The charges — filed by CalTV co-executive director Myles Moscato — allege similar violations of ASUC and university policies regarding campus-based student fees as those in past charge
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VOICE Judicial Hearing in 20 Barrows on April 18, 2012, Judicial Council, L to R, Ryan Mattison, Scott Lara, Suneeta Israni, Erica Furer (Chair), Hinh Tran, Stephanie Chamberlain interviewed V.O.I.C.E. campaign manager Lynn Yu (far right.)

V.O.I.C.E. hearing canceled, settlement being negotiated

The legality of the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative will not be brought to trial Monday after both opposing parties began the process of negotiating a settlement. The settlement would allow V.O.I.C.E. to move forward toward implementation, according to an email sent by campaign manager of the referendum Lynn Yu.  A hearing in
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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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Over $11,500 spent in ASUC election this year

Campaign finance documents for the 2012 ASUC general election show that candidates reported they spent a total of about $11,815. The Student Action party spent the most, but the party also ran the most candidates. Candidates from Student Action and CalSERVE — traditionally the strongest student political parties — spent
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The ASUC elections voting booth in front of Sigma Epsilon.

ASUC Judicial Council rejects proposed rule to prevent incentivized voting

An attempt by the ASUC Elections Council to implement a temporary rule meant to prevent incentivized voting was rejected by the ASUC Judicial Council on Tuesday. According to ASUC Attorney General Deepti Rajendran, concerns were brought to the Elections Council about specific candidates’ campaign staff and specific political parties running voting
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Students vote at the ASUC elections booth in front of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Temporary rule may be enacted to prevent incentivized ASUC voting

A voting booth for the 2012 ASUC general election set up in front of a campus fraternity house has prompted the ASUC attorney general to push for a temporary rule that would prevent specific parties or candidates from running biased voting stations. The CalGreeks voting booth is hosted on the lawn
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