Defend Affirmative Action Party announces ASUC executive candidates

The Defend Affirmative Action Party has announced its executive candidates for the 2012 ASUC general election. The party is running on a five-point platform, promising to work toward a reversal of fee hikes, double underrepresented minority student enrollment, campaign for the passage of a federal DREAM Act, stop British Petroleum-funded
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Woman found dead in UC Berkeley faculty club

A woman was found dead Sunday morning in the UC Berkeley Women’s Faculty Club, according to police. Cecilia Rasmussen, who was a visitor at the faculty club and not affiliated with UC Berkeley, was discovered by UCPD officers in a room on the third floor of the faculty club just
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Campus increases use of social media, online platforms for discussion

Due to the inflexibility of current UC Berkeley online discussion forums, campus instructors and administrators are increasingly turning to social media and other online platforms to better communicate with students. Most recently marked by the launch of a campus Facebook application, social media and other nontraditional platforms for discussion are
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Class Pass renewal referendum moves forward despite contention

A referendum asking students to renew the Class Pass program will be placed on the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election ballot, but concerns over a lack of negotiation with AC Transit have prompted an ASUC senator to campaign against the referendum. When the ASUC Senate voted on the referendum for
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SQUELCH! party announces executive, senate candidates

The SQUELCH! party announced its candidates Sunday for the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election, running a full satirical executive slate. The party traditionally runs a series of joke executive candidates and one serious candidate for the ASUC Senate. The party has won one senate seat consecutively each year for at
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UC Berkeley faculty request investigation of campus official’s pay raise scandal

13 professors want an independent committee to investigate campus official's improper pay raises to boyfriend

A group of UC Berkeley faculty members sent a letter Tuesday to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer questioning the “surprisingly mild measures” administrators have taken in response to a campus official who gave pay raises to her sexual partner. Former assistant vice chancellor Diane Leite was recently demoted and docked
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Top campus administrator Shelton Waggener to leave UC Berkeley

Shelton Waggener, associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, will leave his position at UC Berkeley at the end of April for a position at a nonprofit organization, campus officials announced in an email Thursday. Waggener, who joined the campus community in 2003 as director of central computing in
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Daily Cal fee referendum placed on ASUC election ballot

UC Berkeley students will vote this April during the 2012 ASUC general election on whether to approve a student fee to support The Daily Californian. The ASUC Senate voted Wednesday night to put the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative before students asking whether they support a $2 per semester student fee to help
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