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ASI student election campaigns kick off this week

ASI student election campaigns kick off this week

March 11, 2014

The Associated Students Inc. campaign season has returned to campus with plenty of signs in tow. Candidates running in the 2014 ASI elections are allowed to begin campaigning as of Monday, said Kim...

Students pass $16 ASI fee increase referendum

Justine dela Rosa, Andrew Spencer, Staff Writers

February 28, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Cal State Long Beach students will pay an additional $16 per semester in Associated Students Inc. fees beginning in fall. In the past two days, more than 5,000 students voted on whether to raise the ASI fee from $44 per semester to $60. More than 56 percent of the votes were in favor of the fee increase. ASI Chief of Staff Joseph Phillips said he is excited that the fee passed. “When we were talking to students...

ASI general elections officer plans to bring more night events to campus

ASI general elections officer plans to bring more night events to campus

February 24, 2014

If new Associated Students, Inc. official Jessica Dirks has her way, Cal State Long Beach night students could have access to more campus events and activities. Dirks, a junior sociology major who takes...

ASI: Fee increase is needed to avoid budget shortfall, cover maintenance costs

ASI: Fee increase is needed to avoid budget shortfall, cover maintenance costs

February 16, 2014

Associated Students Inc. will face a $963,000 budget shortfall over the next five years if the proposed $16 ASI fee increase does not pass during next week’s special election. ASI Executive Director...

OUR VIEW: Students should vote for ASI fee increase

Staff

February 9, 2014

Filed under ASI, Opinions, Showcase

On Feb. 26 and 27, the Cal State Long Beach student body will receive an Associated Students Inc. special election ballot via email. Students will have a chance to vote on the proposed $16 ASI fee increase that would raise the current fee of $44 per semester to $60. ASI President John Haberstroh and ASI Vice President Jonathon Bolin spoke to students about the fee increase at a Town Hall meeting at the Nugget Grill and...

ASI hopes to create 24-hour study center

Anita Wang, Staff Writer

February 5, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Associated Students, Inc.’s proposal to create a new 24-hour study center on campus has encountered an obstacle — there is no location for it. ASI Chief of Staff Joseph Phillips said that earlier this year ASI President John Haberstroh appointed Phillips and ASI Secretary of Internal Affairs Andrew Carnes to look into creating a 24-hour study center. “We started out asking for the entire library to be open 24 hours,...

ASI aims to hold special election February

Scott Bosco, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

Filed under ASI, News

  Associated Students Inc. will hold a special election in February for a referendum that would raise the ASI fee by $16 per semester. The referendum will also include a provision that would base future ASI fee increases on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) instead of allowing students to vote on increases. The CPI is based on inflation, so it rises and falls with the economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics....

ASI Senate passes $16 fee increase resolution

Scott Bosco, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students Inc. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on its first and final reading yesterday that will place a referendum on the spring 2014 ballot to increase the ASI fee by $16. At a November ASI Senate meeting, ASI Executive Director Richard Haller gave an ASI budget report that highlighted the multi-million dollar organization’s budget deficit of approximately $750,000. Haller said that the deficit...