ASUC President issues executive order invalidating Daily Cal fee referendum

V.O.I.C.E. Initiative violates UC policy, and a solution could affect the Daily Cal's independence, Loomba says

ASUC President Vishalli Loomba issued an executive order early Wednesday morning invalidating an initiative on the 2012 ASUC general election ballot that asks students to support The Daily Californian. Loomba’s order comes just as the second of three voting days for the election begins. In the order, she cites a
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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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Study finds lack of students, ethnic diversity on city commissions

UC Berkeley students, Berkeley City Council members and commissioners met on the steps of City Hall Monday evening to discuss the findings of the Student Diversity Study conducted by members of the ASUC. The study, conducted by ASUC Senator Sydney Fang and members of her staff, outlines the disproportionate ratio
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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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Campus alumnus and painter Thomas Kinkade dies at 54

Popular modern artist Thomas Kinkade, the self-proclaimed “Painter of Light” and briefly a UC Berkeley student, died in his Northern California home Friday. He was 54. Known for his mass-produced and marketed paintings of popular realistic, bucolic and idyllic subjects, Kinkade was at one time a studio art major at
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Council member gives his first-ever ASUC executive candidate endorsements

For the first time in his 15 years as a Berkeley City Council member, Kriss Worthington has endorsed student candidates for the ASUC elections at UC Berkeley. Worthington, whose district includes the UC Berkeley campus and surrounding Southside neighborhoods, endorsed Andrew Albright, Sydney Fang and Anthony Galace, three CalSERVE executive
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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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