Student Action candidate dropped from Senate slate following controversial statements

Freshman Andrew Kooker criticized the Occupy protests and liberal arts majors in Facebook posts

Student Action announced that UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker will no longer be running for ASUC Senate on the party’s slate in a statement released Saturday. Kooker posted a note on his Facebook page Thursday apologizing for controversial statements he made on the site last semester criticizing the Occupy movement and
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Future UC students may be asked to declare sexual orientation

Future University of California students may be asked to disclose their sexual orientation upon accepting an admissions offer to a UC campus. Recent legislation and efforts to obtain this information were introduced with the goal of improving campus data and resources available for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual
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ASUC’s Cal Lodge set to lose $27,000 for 2011-12 fiscal year

Cal Lodge, a  property near Lake Tahoe owned by the ASUC, will sustain yet another financial loss for the 2011–2012 fiscal year. Reported losses so far for the current fiscal year, which began July 1, 2011, have already reached $18,337, according to Marilyn Stager, interim director of the ASUC Auxiliary.
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Student Action party announces executive slate for upcoming elections

Following a sweep of four executive seats last year, the Student Action party announced its executive candidates Sunday for the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election. Current Student Action Senators Connor Landgraf, Justin Sayarath and Shahryar Abbasi will run for the offices of president, executive vice president and external affairs vice
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CalSERVE announces executive candidates

After not running an executive slate in last year’s ASUC election, the CalSERVE party announced its four executive candidates Monday for the upcoming general election. Current CalSERVE Senators Andrew Albright, Anthony Galace and Sydney Fang will run for the offices of president, executive vice president and external affairs vice president,
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City Council to look into ways to revitalize Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley City Council will look into recommendations Tuesday that would improve the atmosphere of Telegraph Avenue, including an increase in lighting and police patrols on the street. At its meeting Tuesday, the council will decide whether to pass on a proposal from the Telegraph Livability coalition to the city manager
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Agenda for Feb. 22 ASUC Senate meeting

The ASUC Senate will hold its fifth meeting of the semester Wednesday night, which will possibly include a vote on a bill opposing Proposition 8 and the introduction of several bills that suggest making amendments to the ASUC bylaws. The ASUC Standing Committee on University and External Affairs passed a bill
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As deadline approaches, ASUC Auxiliary’s future remains unclear

With a little over two months until an April 30 deadline to submit recommendations for restructuring the ASUC’s administrative branch, a transition team charged with the task is still collecting information, leaving many in the dark about what will happen to the ASUC Auxiliary in the future. The Transition Planning
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ASUC Senate votes to investigate moving funds out of Bank of America

The ASUC Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday night to investigate moving ASUC funds from Bank of America to smaller local institutions in order to support what the bill calls “ethical banking.” Joining recent proposals by the city of Berkeley and local community colleges, the bill creates a temporary committee
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Chancellor will not discuss Nov. 9 in address to ASUC Senate

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will speak at the ASUC Senate’s final meeting of the semester Wednesday night but will not discuss the contentious events of Nov. 9 due to the lawsuit recently filed against the campus. BAMN, a national pro-affirmative action organization, filed a lawsuit last week on behalf
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