As November election approaches, student advocacy increases

As state funding continues to be an unreliable source for the university, increasing tuition has often become the go-to solution for a board struggling to maintain the university’s academic potential while balancing its checkbooks — despite opposition by individual members of the board, some UC administrators and many students. With
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Recently approved state budget provides no relief to UC

Although California legislators met their constitutional deadline and approved a $92.1 billion budget on Friday, the university still faces cost increases over the next fiscal year that could lead to a tuition hike at the next UC Board of Regents meeting in July. Seven budget bills passed in both houses well before
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Chancellor search committee to meet with campus representatives

Selected faculty members and students will meet at an on-campus stakeholders’ meeting Friday with the advisory committee chosen to recommend a replacement for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. At the meeting, which will be held at Clark Kerr campus, faculty members selected by the Berkeley Division of the Academic
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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 dominates ASUC elections

Party wins four partisan executive seats, claims majority in the senate

The party makeup of next year’s ASUC Senate and executive offices was revealed to be identical to that of the current year when the 2012 ASUC general election results were announced Thursday evening. The Student Action slate once again swept all partisan executive positions and maintained its senate majority, despite
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