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Now that the New USU has been approved, these are the next steps

The New University Student Union is officially under development after Fresno State students voted to approve the $60 million project just before spring break. There was a large shift in support for the project compared with last year’s election results ...

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ASI president-elect wants to impact students from the ‘ground level’

Demi Wack grew up as the only daughter in her family. Last year, she was the only woman running on Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante’s slate “Students United.” This year, she was the only woman serving on the ASI ...

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There was a glitch in the ASI voting system. Here’s why there won’t be a recount

A glitch in the electronic voting system used in the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. elections has cast some doubt on the system and the results. According to an election dispute document made public to students on March 24, ASI’s Student ...

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Battle for Fresno State’s New Student Union building will soon come to head

With the election for the new University Student Union two weeks away, yes and no campaigns are battling for student support. The “yes” side is especially pressed to win, with it being the second attempt at a new student union. ...

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Why don’t more Fresno State students vote in the student elections?

The time for Fresno State students to cast their ballots for the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) elections is rapidly approaching. Voting will take place March 20-22. With 43 candidates to choose from and the New USU referendum also on ...

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Poll shows little support for New USU. A sign of things to come?

The New USU Board of Directors will have to work extra hard to convince students of the need for a new student union if a recent poll is any indication of what could happen in March. The debate over the ...

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ASI elections kick off

After months of campaigns, informational forums, and social media marketing students are at the polls. The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) elections kicked off on Tuesday with a Ballot Bash outside the Kennel Bookstore. Polling stations were set up with laptops ...

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Live Election Coverage

11:30 p.m. PST:  (Race to 270 electoral votes: Clinton: 215, Trump: 267) Donald Trump has taken Wisconsin. It’s over. Donald Trump is projected to be the 45th President of the United States.  10:45 p.m. PST: (Race to 270 electoral votes: Clinton: 215, Trump: 267)  Donald Trump ...

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Don’t like the presidential choices? You should vote anyway

This Monday – Oct. 24 – is the last day to register to vote before the Nov. 8 election. The election is the culmination of two years of a seemingly endless presidential campaign. Some people have decided not to vote ...

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Arguments for and against propositions, measures on the Nov. 8 ballot

Prop 51. School bonds. Funding for K-12 and community college facilities. Initiative statute. Proposition 51 would authorize $9 billion for construction and modernization of K-12 public schools, charter schools and California Community Colleges facilities. For: This would allow California to ...

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Voter turnout was bad, again

A huge governmental shift took place on Tuesday, changing the balance of power in Washington, D.C. The Republican Party took control of the U.S. Senate away from the Democratic majority. Now Republicans control both the Senate and U.S. House of ...

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Proposition 30 steadily climbs to ‘yes’ lead

Long after Barack Obama won his second term as President Tuesday night, the battle for California’s Proposition 30 continued on into the night. As of 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, the California Secretary of State website reported 53 percent “yes” and 47 percent “no,” with 72.3 percent of precincts reporting.

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Fresno State Republicans react to loss

The room fell silent as the numbers flashed on the TV screen, projecting that President Barack Obama had won the election. Many would cheer and celebrate, but those watching the screen at the Downtown Club in Fresno had very different feelings.

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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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Officials: CSU budget dependent on November ballot

In two addresses this week, Fresno State officials have said that more budget cuts will go into effect if the governor's proposal is not passed this November.

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ASI senators should have passed the new code

As The Collegian reported on Friday, Fresno State students passed a referendum creating the position of Vice President of External Affairs by a vote of 268-202.

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Fresno State’s problems go beyond the state

One week ago today, Fresno State President John Welty explained to the university community that, unless Californians vote to raise taxes on themselves come November, Fresno State would have to cut $11 million from its budget. From this would come tuition increases, layoffs, class reductions, enrollment limits and more.

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