Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Welcoming the week of student government elections, the ASUCR Elections Committee released the preliminary finances of each political party running, revealing that candidates from Voice contributed the most. The Elections Code does not require a cap on campaign spending by and donations to any single party, despite being a topic of contention during the last ASUCR debate. Elections Director Stephanie...
Following the Highlander Empowerment Referendum’s (HESSR) failure to meet the minimum 20 percent voter turnout required to pass increased funding for Costo Hall programs, concerned students met with administrators to express their frustrations with UCR’s handling of ethnic and gender programs. On Tuesday, May 8 at 3 p.m., about 80 students and staff involved with Costo Hall attended a nearly...
Last Wednesday’s more than six-hour-long ASUCR senate meeting was rife with controversy as spectators overflowing from the room expressed both support for and opposition to recent actions taken by ASUCR, including the initial disqualification of all Voice candidates from the election, which was repealed last Friday. The meeting, held in the Student Services Building, was attended by over 100 students,...
In collaboration with Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS), ASUCR provided students with complimentary gold parking during finals week. Students were able to receive a complimentary gold parking permit. Lots 26, 30 and 32 were available for students to park in. Students were prompted to register online at the TAPS website in order to receive a parking permit. Daily gold...
One day before the R’Gear reveal, ASUCR senators voted to allocate $2,900 to purchasing 300 lab coats. 250 of these lab coats will be given to the coordinators of the CNAS Research Expo, being hosted by ASUCR this May, and 50 are designated for either a giveaway or included with scholarships. These allocations were approved unanimously, 11-0-0. During ex-officio...
Beginning a tense meeting, ASUCR President Aram Ayra announced that he and two other Executive Cabinet (ECAB) members, Vice President of External Affairs Johnathan Li and Executive Vice President Carisha Moore, vetoed the finance allocation of $35,000 to the R’Gear program, an initiative to distribute sweatshirts to freshmen. “We don’t think at this time committing $35,000 to R’Gear is...
The school year’s first ASUCR State of the Association meeting saw the appointment and approval of both the ASPB Board of Directors, as well as Marcy Kuo as the new elections director. An emergency meeting held by last year’s senate, which involved the appointment of a justice, was also disputed in terms of its officiality, with President Shafi Karim...
On Sunday, Dec. 2, ASUCR held their last meeting of the fall quarter. The meeting was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4 but was rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 2 for unknown reasons. During the Approval of Agenda, President Pro Tempore Preeti Juturu pointed out that the Legislative Review Committee meets on Mondays to approve legislation. Juturu stated...
The Associated Students of UCR’s 27th meeting was called to order on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in the ASUCR Senate Chamber. All senators were present, except CNAS senator Rachel Paredes, CNAS senator Catelin La, CHASS senator Tammar Akel, CHASS senator Blanca Estela Alba and CHASS senator Hoang Vu. Motions were called to add Legislative Review Committee and Finance Meeting...
The ASUCR meeting on Wednesday, May 27 centered on discussion and debate over SB-S20-007 Amendments to Chapter 10, 8, 2 and 4 of the ASUCR Bylaws and SB-S20-011 The R’Gear Initiative. SB-S20-007 requested to increase the ASUCR Executive Vice President’s (EVP) yearly stipend from $7,425 to $9,900. SB-S20-011 would ensure an allocation of $40,000 to the R’Gear initiative, a...