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Shots fired in ‘Sin City’

A man was shot in the head at an apartment complex just a few blocks from campus Sunday at 1:15 a.m. The shooting, which took place near San Bruno Avenue and Fourth Street, is the second shooting in the area in nine days.

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Event raises money for Bulldog Pride Scholarship

While some may think that Springtini is an evening to celebrate the changing weather, the event also raises money for The Bulldog Pride Scholarship Fund. Peter Robertson, founder of the Bulldog Pride Scholarship Fund, said the event on Saturday night raised roughly $1,350. The official amount raised for the scholarship will be announced Monday.

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Faculty begin voting today to authorize strike

For the next two weeks faculty members from the 23 CSUs will vote on whether or not to authorize the California Faculty Association Board of Directors call to strike. If a strike is authorized, each CSU will have two designated days during which faculty will withhold from work.

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Montejano to take office June 1

After results were announced just before spring break, Associated Students, Inc. welcomed three new executives and 14 senators on June 1. Arthur Montejano, a master’s student in the Kinesiology Department, was elected president with 620 votes, beating out Daniel Harrison and write-in candidate Jose Nava.

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Budget could get worse if initiative isn’t passed

After the recent news of a possible $200 million cut in the CSU budget, Fresno State President John Welty stood before university staff and faculty at Thursday’s Budget Update to discuss the changes Fresno State will face in the coming months.

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Spring 2013 applications frozen

In the midst of potential budget cuts and more tuition hikes, prospective students took a significant hit by the CSU system: an admissions freeze. Spring 2013 applications have already been frozen not only for Fresno State hopefuls, but at 14 other CSUs as well.

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ASI remembers late political science professor with resolution

Today the Fresno State community will gather to remember the late political science professor Dr. Rodney Anderson at the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library at 11 a.m. where a resolution by Associated Students, Inc. will be presented.

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Parking permit price may increase to $102

Students may see a $34 parking permit increase to $102 a semester starting fall 2012. In 2009, Associated Students, Inc. passed a referendum that would allow for a parking pass increase after a parking garage was built.

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ASI receives warning from ACLU

Associated Students, Inc. has received a cease and desist letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California regarding  President Selena Farnesi’s enforcement of cellphones during an open Senate meetings.

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Buildings pose complications to some

While most students can simply breeze through a doorway to get to class, some students don’t have that luxury. For liberal studies student Jose Ruiz, sometimes getting the door open to get to class is the biggest challenge.

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Controversial historian visits campus

Prior to Dr. Ilan Pappé’s lecture Thursday evening, some were critical about the Israeli historian’s stance on the Palestine/Israel Peace Process. But during the discussion in the Peter’s Education Auditorium, Pappé faced a rather mild-mannered crowd, despite some uproar from the university’s choice to support the Middle East Lecture Series event.

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ASI senators violate updated policy

Associated Students, Inc. senators violated an updated Senator Expectations Policy they had passed just minutes prior at Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Noting several senators with cell phones visible, Executive Vice President Craig Parks had to remind senators that devices that allow outside communication are prohibited during Senate meetings.

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Legalizing same-sex marriage gets step closer

Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in 2008, was ruled unconstitutional by a three-judge panel to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. This legal decision appears to give same-sex couples the right to marry in California — but not yet.

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Campaign to help premature babies asks for students help

In the 1940s, President Theodore Roosevelt proposed an idea during his ‘Fireside Chats,’ which eventually became known as the March Of Dimes.

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Save Mart Center parking clarity questioned

Senior Fresno State student Neil O’Brien was surprised to find a ticket on his windshield after parking in a Save Mart Center parking lot without a pass. The student activist presented his case during a public comment session at last Wednesday’s Associated Students, Inc. Senate meeting, saying there is no sign indicating the need for a parking pass.

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Facebook bigger factor for employers’ decision

With rumors of Facebook making the “Timeline” feature mandatory, users are cautioned to prepare for the strings that are expected to come attached if the change occurs.

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ASI Senate passes bylaw, fills vacant seat

Six days following an Associated Students, Inc. Senate meeting, a meeting President Selena Farnesi called an “embarrassment,” an updated bylaw that includes the new position of Vice President of External Affairs passed with a 15-1 vote.

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Referendum passes, but ASI conflict arises

Associated Students, Inc. failed to pass an updated election code, which would recognize the new position students passed in the recent referendum, in a move President Selena Farnesi called an “embarrassment.”

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