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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Parting thoughts

Farewell columns from graduating student leaders

As part of our 2012 Graduation Issue, we asked student leaders who are graduating to write farewell columns reflecting on their college experiences and sharing the lessons they learned. Below are links to the columns: Leading through not leading, by Daniel Kronovet, president of the Berkeley Student Cooperative for the 2010-11
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Parting thoughts: say yes

The following is a farewell column from our 2012 Graduation Issue. Read the other farewell columns here. Looking back at my four years here, I can’t help but be a little bittersweet about leaving a place that has truly become my home. Getting into Cal was a dream come true,
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PODCAST: ASUC Semester In Review

Listen to Spring 2012 University News Editor J.D. Morris talk with ASUC reporter Chloe Hunt about the spring semester, party dynamics in the student senate, a larger-than-usual election, and the controversy surrounding the two ballot initiatives, VOICE and the Class Pass.

Busing the referendum

CAMPUS ISSUES: We are glad the ASUC Judicial Council invalidated the Class Pass referendum but troubled by inaccuracies on the ballot.

Democracy is an ideal that has guided the United States for more than two centuries. Even at the student government level, the ballot should be sacrosanct, which is what makes problems surrounding the ASUC Class Pass referendum so disconcerting. The referendum, which would have extended the campus’s agreement with AC
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ASUC senator chosen as board member to oversee commercial activities

Following an over four-hour long discussion, the ASUC senate chose Student Action Senator Christine Yun as a new representative on the board responsible for overseeing income-producing assets of the ASUC. At the last senate meeting of the year, junior James Ephrati was brought in — nominated by the Commercial and
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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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Recognizing the ‘Others’

Adding a new ethnicity checkbox to the application would recognize the cultures of some of those currently classified as 'Caucasian'

I had grown up most of my life with no questions about my ethnic identity: I am an Armenian American whose family is from Egypt, and growing up I was given the privilege to be proud of my multicultural background. Though I recognized at a young age that on all
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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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