Chanting mantras like “Undocumented, Unafraid!” and “Hey hey, ho ho, Napolitano’s got to go!”, UCSB students rallied in opposition to the appointment of UC President Janet Napolitano, who will be attending a closed meeting with “student leaders” today.
Wednesday night’s Associated Students Senate meeting discussed a number of ongoing campus projects and issues, including development of a community center in Isla Vista called the A.S. Pardall Center — a center at 6550 Pardall that will be funded by student money and will be open to A.S. organizations.
UCSB students attended a three-day-long “Students of Color Conference” at UCLA, after students planning the trip struggled to attain funding when some student government officials said money was being allocated unfairly.
Wednesday night’s Associated Student Senate meeting lasted nearly six hours and covered including a student debt, a strike by unionized UC workers, a proposal for a new California Master Plan for Higher Education and a fund to provide aid to Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last week and left roughly 2,300 dead, Associated Students will vote on a resolution to begin a fundraising event that will collect money every day at the Arbor, University Center and the lawn of the Student Resource Building from today until next Thursday.