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ASUCR Report Cards

Martin Cuenca: Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Cuenca has opposed banning political parties and subsequently opposed a roll call vote for the political parties bill, which would make each senator’s vote public. Additionally, Cuenca...

ASUCR rules election of CNAS senator unconstitutional

Last week’s ASUCR meeting kicked off by calling attention to the controversy surrounding Wajeha Mahmoud’s election to the previously unfilled CNAS senatorial seat. Mahmoud was elected to fill the CNAS senatorial seat in a...

Special election fills vacant CNAS senatorial seat

The new ASUCR senators held a special election on Tuesday May, 22 in order to determine the unfilled CNAS senatorial seat. After all 17 candidates gave two and half minute speeches and responded to...

ASUCR shows support for on-campus communities, removes stipend limit for ASPB

ASUCR held its weekly meeting last Wednesday, May 23. Here are the highlights: Acknowledgement of indigenous lands … CHASS senator Grant Nakaoka proposed that a statement be made at every meeting that recognizes...

Bill Killed: ASUCR stipend reform shot down

At a Legislative Review Committee (LRC) meeting Wednesday, May 16, a subcommittee in ASUCR that reviews and edits bills before they are debated on the senate floor, killed a bill that would have reduced...

ASUCR: Moore and Ayra talk with Wilcox about sexual misconduct

ASUCR held its weekly meeting last Wednesday, May 16. Here are the highlights:   Budget for next year approved … Vice President of Finance Jose Cortez-Hernandez presented a spreadsheet of the budget plan proposed by...

Students urge administrators to support Costo Hall

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...

ASUCR seeks grant for Black Grad, discusses buying “sobriety journals”

Last Wednesday’s ASUCR meeting happened in the wake of an ASUCR elections season mired by low voter turnout. Here are some highlights:   Keep the 20 percent … In light of the 2018 ASUCR...

“Apologies only get you so far”: Students protest HESSR loss

Written by Mark Bertumen, CW with contributions by Aidan Rutten, CW and Amani Mahmoud, CW The Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum (HESSR) failed to pass in this year’s elections, and around 35 students and staff...

“I didn’t want to believe it wasn’t true”: Voting software mishap causes controversy

ASUCR’s 2018 elections garnered controversy last week when the turnout rate was drastically overestimated in a programming glitch. This program, built by BCOE Senator Patrick Le, a fourth-year computer science major, was meant to track how many...