ASUC Senate Agenda for March 14

Bills introduced at Wednesday night’s ASUC Senate meeting will include opposition to criminal charges filed against Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protesters, support legislation that funds middle-class students and the endorsement of the creation of a student majority district in the city, among other initiatives. Bills that have already passed through a
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WarnMe emergency alerts will become opt-out

A UC Berkeley notification service created four years ago that electronically alerts the campus community to emergencies will automatically  link to CalMail beginning Friday. The WarnMe emergency alert service was an opt-in system when it was introduced in 2008, but now everyone with access to CalMail will be enrolled unless
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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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All shout for California

Year after year, semester after semester, UC Berkeley students join together with their fellow Californians to challenge budget cuts and tuition increases and all of the factors they see as an erosion of public higher education in the state. On Thursday, they are again expected to converge on campus. But
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Harry Le Grande, ASUC Senate discuss ASUC Auxiliary’s transition

The ASUC Senate questioned Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande at the senate’s meeting Wednesday night for the first time since the ASUC’s administrative branch moved under his purview last summer. The ASUC Auxiliary’s July 1 shift in reporting structure from Administration and Finance to the campus Division
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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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Council members consider possibility of postponing redistricting decision

UC Berkeley student government leaders presented their redistricting proposal to the Berkeley City Council during a public hearing on the matter Tuesday night, garnering some support from certain council members who are considering delaying action on the proposals until after the 2012 election. By postponing a redistricting decision, the council
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