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There is a shortage of USAC candidates running for the 2019-2020 council. There is no one running for 3 of 15 positions. This type of shortage has not happened for at least several decades. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Several uncontested and unrepresented positions in USAC elections this year

This post was updated April 17 at 11:54 a.m. There are not enough candidates to fill all the undergraduate student government seats next year. The Undergraduate Students Association Council election board announced the candidates for the spring election of the 2018-2019 council last Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: There is a shortage of USAC candidates running for the 2019-2020 council. There is no one running for 3 of 15 positions. This type of shortage has not happened for at least several decades. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

There is a shortage of USAC candidates running for the 2019-2020 council. There is no one running for 3 of 15 positions. This type of shortage has not happened for at least several decades. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

A Graduate Students Association candidate violated an election code based on inaccurate information from an election official. Both candidates for the position met to work out a compromise after they were dissatisfied with the election board's official sanction. (Daily Bruin file photo)

GSA vice presidential candidate sanctioned for campaigning through mailing list

The graduate student government election coordinators sanctioned a candidate for using an online mailing list to campaign. The Graduate Students Association election board banned candidate Jean Paul (JP) Santos, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, from campaigning for 48 hours beginning April 11 for violating article 6.8.5 of GSA code, which states “Candidates must not use departmental list serves for campaigning purposes.” Santos is running for vice president of external affairs against Noreen Ahmed, a graduate student at the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Read more...

Photo: A Graduate Students Association candidate violated an election code based on inaccurate information from an election official. Both candidates for the position met to work out a compromise after they were dissatisfied with the election board's official sanction. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A Graduate Students Association candidate violated an election code based on inaccurate information from an election official. Both candidates for the position met to work out a compromise after they were dissatisfied with the election board's official sanction. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Undergraduate student government officials announced the election ballot for the upcoming elections during a meeting Tuesday. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

USAC announces ballot, 17 candidates running with another’s eligibility pending

Undergraduate student government officials announced the election ballot for the upcoming student government elections during their meeting Tuesday. This year’s ballot features 17 candidates, with one additional candidate’s eligibility pending. Read more...

Photo: Undergraduate student government officials announced the election ballot for the upcoming elections during a meeting Tuesday. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Undergraduate student government officials announced the election ballot for the upcoming elections during a meeting Tuesday. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council appointed Kyana Shajari as election board chair, a week after voting to remove its original chair, Richard White. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

New USAC election chair accused of anti-Semitism, ready for 2019 elections

Student government officials appointed a new election board chair mid-March amid student concerns about comments made by the appointee that some considered to be anti-Semitic. Kyana Shajari, a third-year psychology student, was appointed election chair by the Undergraduate Student Association Council at its March 12 meeting. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council appointed Kyana Shajari as election board chair, a week after voting to remove its original chair, Richard White. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council appointed Kyana Shajari as election board chair, a week after voting to remove its original chair, Richard White. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)



The Undergraduate Students Association Council is made up of 14 officers. They control tens of thousands of dollars in student fees. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

USAC recap – winter 2019

Claire Fieldman, president: Platforms: Fieldman promised to reform sexual violence prevention training for incoming, new and returning students. She promised to increase transparency of the administration’s emergency decision-making and enhance emergency preparedness trainings. Read more...

Photo: The Undergraduate Students Association Council is made up of 14 officers. They control tens of thousands of dollars in student fees. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

The Undergraduate Students Association Council is made up of 14 officers. They control tens of thousands of dollars in student fees. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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