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Off-Campus Senate Candidates Talk Platforms

For the most part, candidates for both Campus United (CU) and the Isla Vista Party (IVP) converged on issues at the official forum, agreeing on topics like safety in I.V., keeping tuition and student ...
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Mayela Morales for External Vice President for Statewide Affairs

Mayela Morales’s platform includes addressing the rising costs of higher education, increasing outreach to students and uplifting groups in the community who may feel they lack representation.
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Anthony Pimentel for Internal Vice President

It is crucial for the Associated Students (A.S.) internal vice president (IVP) to be seen as a neutral and non-polarizing figure, as the IVP is responsible for leading a Senate full of students with v...
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Justice Dumlao for Associated Students President

With experience working with different groups on campus and a firm set of goals for his time as president of the association, Justice Dumlao demonstrates the leadership qualities that could improve A....
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Sophia Dycaico for External Vice President for Local Affairs

Sophia Dycaico has been involved in the community since her freshman year, working as a community coordinator for the then-external vice president of local affairs, taking an active role campaigning f...
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Rose Ettleson for Student Advocate General

Student advocate general (S.A.G.), a position within the Office of the Student Advocate (OSA), works to help students who “face charges from the University in housing, academic, social conduct, and ...
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A.S. Student Advocate General Candidate Forum: Martinez vs. Ettleson

Student Advocate General candidates for Associated Students elections introduced themselves to the student body during a Monday forum in The Hub, discussing how they would represent students should th...
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A.S. President Denies Allegations of Controversial Petitioning Strategies During Town Hall

President Le previously refused to comment on whether he asked intoxicated students to sign a petition at a party after the Nexus obtained a video of him allegedly doing so.
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Stagnant $2 Million Fund Could Offset UCen Project Costs, Fees Will Still Rise After Inflation

The student fees that would fund a proposed University Center renovation decreased slightly after students voted to allocate a roughly $2 million fund to the project, though part of the fees would sti...
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Broken, Outdated Pipes to Blame for UCen Smell

The University Center is in need of numerous structural improvements, including leaking parts of the roof and burst sewage pipes which have caused a strange smell in the building, according to the cha...
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UCen Project Will Be on A.S. Elections Ballot

A.S. Elections Board and career staff members involved in the elections process verified the number of signatures and student perm numbers to make sure that each is valid, according to Le.
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Students Would Pay Close to $200 Million for New UCen

Officials say a proposed University Center renovation plan would cost $48 million, but students could pay more than $193 million if the project ever becomes a reality. 
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President Le Draws Backlash for UCen Petitioning Methods

Associated Students President Hieu Le has received criticism for his methods of gathering signatures for a proposed University Center renovation project, which include not explicitly mentioning the co...
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A.S. Senate Allocates $5,000 to Help Students Head Home During Thomas Fire

UC Santa Barbara Associated Students Senate passed a resolution last Sunday providing funds for students who cannot afford to leave campus to travel home and away from the Thomas Fire.
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$48 Fix: A.S. Supports Plan That Could Make Higher Education Free

"Tuition [that is] free is not a ridiculous idea," Reyes told the Nexus on Tuesday. "It’s something that is possible in our state."
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