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ASI lacks new business, continues animal cruelty resolution

Rachel Keeney, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

With a lack of new business on the past weeks’ agendas, Associated Students Inc. advisors suggested that the ASI senate and board of directors start working on new resolutions during their weekly meeting on Wednesday. ASI is now eight weeks into its meetings and for the first two weeks of the fall semester, ASI has not had any new business added to the agendas. “I’m just concerned that we are now at meeting No....

Defeating the Islamic State? Easier said than done

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor

September 9, 2014

Filed under ASI, Columns, Opinions

The White House announced that this coming Wednesday, President Barack Obama will address the nation and discuss the threat that ISIS poses to the United States and her allies abroad; additionally, he will outline America’s overarching strategy for “degrading and ultimately destroying” this terrorist organization, which conquered a broad swath of territory across Iraq and Syria and savagely beheaded two American journalists....

2014 Annual Convocation marks new beginnings for CSULB, emphasized stable budget

Scott Bosco, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Celebrating the new school year, the campus community came together to hear Cal State Long Beach’s President Jane Close Conoley’s newest plans for the campus at the 2014 Annual Convocation on Friday. The Carpenter Performing Arts Center was nearly filled to the 1,000 seat capacity. Conoley spoke to an audience of faculty, staff and students about new facility and environmental improvements on campus.  She said that...

ASI introduces $165 student fee increase

Crystal Niebla, News Editor

August 24, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Cal State Long Beach students may see another Associated Students Inc. fee approaching this fall, after having a $16 fee increase approved in spring. As part of a new ASI referendum, the fee would charge students an additional $165 for fall and spring semesters and $124 for summer sessions, University Student Union assistant director of programs Sylvana Cicero said. The fees would fund renovations to the USU including...

CSULB ban on smoking awaits approval

Crystal Niebla, News Editor

August 17, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

A ban on smoking at Cal State Long Beach still waits for approval from campus administration after students voted for a smoke-free campus a year ago. At a recent Associated Students Inc. Senate meeting, ASI President Joseph Phillips reminded the senate that in order to place the ban, CSULB President Jane Close Conoley must approve the smoking referendum. He said that former President F. King Alexander had chosen not to make a dec...

ASI Senate approves ground lease for university garden

Paige Pelonis, Editor in Chief

August 7, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

The much-talked-about, campus-based Grow Beach! University Garden was approved for its ground lease through Associated Students, Inc. during the ASI Senate meeting on Wednesday. The approval for this action was supposed to be read at three separate senate meetings, prior to approval, but ASI Executive Director Richard Haller explained during the meeting that the approval process for the garden was being streamlined, and...

BOT discusses $2.7 billion spending plan, increasing enrollment for next fiscal year

Crystal Niebla, News Editor

July 23, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

The California State University Board of Trustees discussed the budget expenditure plan that will receive a $142.2 million increase from the California General Fund — totaling a budget of $2.7 billion in CSU state funding. On Tuesday, the Board reviewed the 2014-15 proposed budget and how it will prioritize funding enrollment growth, employee compensation, student success and completion, critical facility maintenance...

ASI aims to bring new student programs

Justine dela Rosa and Cynthia Mauleon, Staff Writers

June 12, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

While a 24-hour study center may be the only current, concrete result of Associated Students Inc. gaining an extra $1.2 million to spend next school year, there are still plans to fund new areas and programs. The extra $1.2 million is a result of the $16 student fee increase and a 3.5 percent increase in student enrollment, ASI Executive Director Richard Haller said. Haller said that this will be the first time that...