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
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V.O.I.C.E. Initiative follows national college newspaper trend

Following a national trend of college newspapers turning to student fee referendums to ease tight budgets, The Daily Californian has campaigned for a student fee to support the newspaper’s print operations and expand its online presence. College newspapers across the country have requested student fees to support their operations —
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ASUC bylaws are found difficult to enforce for campaigns against referendums

Supporters and opponents of the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative are alleging campaign violations against each other, but the election bylaws make it almost impossible for the ASUC Elections Council to respond to charge claims against a campaign opposing the initiative. Lynn Yu, campaign manager for the initiative — which asks students if they will
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Emails reveal potentially tense relationship between administration, legislators

Spokesperson relays apology from Birgeneau for remark that Skinner and Hancock 'only know how to do damage'

Recently obtained email exchanges between campus officials regarding the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest suggest that the UC Berkeley administration may have tense feelings about the role of two state legislators in encouraging past campus protests. In a Nov. 8 email, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer wrote to
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Occupy Cal demands criminal charges be dropped

Occupy Cal protesters held a press conference Monday and set up two tents on Sproul Plaza to demand that criminal charges against Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protesters be dropped. Members of Occupy Cal set up “cellphone stations” urging students to call District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office and demand that all
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CalTV staffer files charges against Daily Cal fee referendum

Charges were filed against The Daily Californian’s fee referendum campaign Sunday, two days before students will begin voting in the 2012 ASUC general election. CalTV Director of Business, Advertising and Marketing Elizabeth Kopaskie filed a formal charge sheet against the Daily Cal’s V.O.I.C.E. Initiative. The charges cite multiple alleged campaign
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Two-party system challenged in race for ASUC president

The race for ASUC president is composed of a broad field of candidates this year, as several of the students running seek to challenge the traditional rivalry between the Student Action and CalSERVE parties. Over the past 16 years, only Student Action and CalSERVE candidates have been elected to the president’s
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The Coffee Bean to replace Tully’s Coffee on campus

The Tully’s Coffee kiosk located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building will be changing its name to reflect a new supplier – The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. According to Daniel Kim, the current manager of Tully’s, the kiosk has started incorporating ingredients from The Coffee Bean
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ASUC to host roundtable with state Assembly members

The ASUC will host a roundtable discussion about the Middle Class Scholarship Act with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, on Thursday in the ASUC Senate chambers in Eshleman Hall. The two former UC Berkeley students coauthored the act, which is designed to close
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