Pathetic partisanship

CAMPUS ISSUES: Student Action’s victory in this year’s ASUC election reveals a worrying complacency in the student government’s attitude.

UC Berkeley alum and former Intel CEO Andrew Grove once said, “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure.” While the ASUC is far from being a failed body, his words hint at a troubling trend very much present in our student government’s party system. On Thursday, it was announced that, for
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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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Farrakhan and UC Berkeley’s free speech fallacy

The Devil's Advocate

It’s surprising that UC Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement, is unable to handle free speech. I’m referring to, most recently, the widespread hysteria over the Black Student Union’s decision to host the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at UC Berkeley. Farrakhan, one of six speakers scheduled
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ASUC Senate approves executive stipends

The ASUC executive officers and their chiefs of staff received approval from the ASUC Senate’s finance committee to receive $13,750 for their work last semester — only half the money they will receive from student fees as part of their yearly stipend. After suspending bylaws last semester to allow late
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ASUC Senate passes student group conduct bill

Emergency meeting lasted 30 minutes

The ASUC Senate unanimously passed a bill at an emergency meeting Sunday evening to promote “respectful ASUC student organization conduct,” in light of the controversy surrounding the Berkeley College Republicans’ plans to hold an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale.” The bake sale — which created a tiered structure for the pricing
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