A.S. BRIEF: 3-17-08

by Staff

Advisory Student Fee Referendum resultsResults are in for voting in the Student Fee Referendums, and both of them passed. Although only a little more than 8 percent of the student body voted, the referendums passed with more than 60 percent of the vote. The Student Body Association Fee Referendum, which would increase student fees by $20 per semester, passed with 64 percent of the 2,889 votes. The Library Use Fee Referendum passed with 71 percent of the vote, with 2,900 votes reported. Results will be sent to the Associated Students Council for certification at the next meeting on March 26 and then to the Campus Advisory Fee Committee for recommendation.

Rally to save CSU budget comes to SDSUAs part of a statewide effort to save the California State University’s budget, San Diego State will participate in the “Rally for California’s Future” at noon on Thursday on the Scripps Cottage Patio. SDSU President Stephen Weber, Provost Nancy Marlin and A.S. President James Poet will speak at the event. University Senate member Cezar Ornatowski said for every dollar invested in the CSU system, the state gets back $4. Students can sign up to support the efforts of the alliance for higher education at the event.

Campaign rules revisedAll candidates for open A.S. positions on the executive board and committees will be able to join either a Facebook or MySpace group soon, but they will not be able to invite others to join the group. This new rule was added to the elections code after candidates used the social networking sites to promote their campaigns, but were confused with spam mailers. The new rule was put in place to minimize problems and increase turnout, elections committee member Ed Sanfilippo said. He also said the council’s goal is to have voter turnout reach 10,000 in the upcoming elections.