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ASI Board of Control approves student research fund

Michelangelo Landgrave, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

After several weeks of deliberation, the Associated Students, Inc. Board of Control approved the new student research fund on Tuesday at the board’s weekly meeting. The fund will partially fund long-term research projects conducted by Cal State University Long Beach students under the guidance of faculty. The research fund must be related to one’s academic program and have a duration of at least an academic semester. Term...

CSULB marches against sexual assault

Brandi Johnson, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

More than 100 Cal State University Long Beach participants marched through campus last week, chanting anti-violence verses and waving signs that read, “CSULB supports Consent” and “Short skirts don’t cause rape, rapists do.” The Associated Students, Inc. and the Feminist Organization Reclaiming Consciousness and Equality (F.O.R.C.E) hosted “Speak Out and Take Back the Night” on Wednesday night with the suppor...

ASI resolves to help disabled students

Rachel Keeney, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2014

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The Associated Students, Inc. Senate passed a resolution in their meeting Wednesday that will allow the ASI to rent out electrical wheelchairs for student use. Students facing disabilities, whether temporary or long-term, will be able to rent electric wheelchairs on CSULB campus. “Now that the resolution has been passed, it will be sent to the President of the ASI, the President of the University and Disabled Student...

SURFing into research

Michelangelo Landgrave, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2014

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Associated Students, Inc. Board of Control began discussing a new student fund program that aims to offer funding for students conducting long-term research at the weekly BOC meeting on Tuesday. ASI Executive Director Richard Haller noted that the idea had been conceived about seven or eight years ago as the ‘Student Undergraduate Research Fund’ (SURF), but that the revived idea would likely cover all degree-pursuing...

Board of Control Week 10

Michelangelo Landgrave, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

“No one ever invites us to stuff,” Associated Students, Inc. Treasurer Kalien Clark said. “Yeah, I wish more people did,” responded ASI Vice President Nayiri Baghdassarian. Moments earlier, Sinead Campbell, a communications disorders major and travel fund applicant, had invited the ASI Board of Control to attend her thesis defense in the upcoming spring semester. Sinead Campbell extended her invitation in the hope...

ASI aims to pull discounted Sea World tickets from USU

Rachel Keeney & Ronna White, Contributing Writers

October 1, 2014

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The Associated Students, Inc. Senate is reviewing a resolution to stop the sale of tickets in the University Student Union for the San Diego theme park SeaWorld. ASI Sen. Rick Payan presented the resolution so that Cal State Long Beach could take a stance on this issue in order to make it a more globally discussed issue in hopes of finding a resolution. “As a board, we should take an official stance against the animal...

ASI approves $5,000 for ISA events

Michelangelo Landgrave, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students Inc. Board of Control approved on Tuesday over $5,000 to the International Student Association for its upcoming Multicultural Dinner Show, Pumpkin Carving and Thanksgiving Dinner. ISA President Abhimanyu Narwal informed the board about how its Multicultural Dinner Show had been an annual tradition for the past five decades of the organization’s existence and had helped enrich students with appreciation o...

Judge Masipa got the Pistorius Verdict Right

Judge Masipa got the Pistorius Verdict Right

September 16, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2014, Oscar Pistorius, the South African paralympian who shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, was found not guilty for premeditated murder; though, he was ...