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AS will continue to fund the farmers market

Alexandra Chidbachian

May 6, 2015

Due the student's voices and opinions Associated Students has extended the farmers market for another two years through the passing of Senate Bill 2014-15-017 and support from the University Corporation. Multiple surveys were sent out to students, faculty and administrators asking for their thoughts ...

AS approves $4.7 million for expansion of Sustainability Center

Alexandra Chidbachian

April 28, 2015

Associated Students approved the final financial decision to help assist in expanding and renovating the Sustainability Center on CSUN for an estimated cost of $4.7 million. The recommendation of expanding the Sustainability Center was proposed by AS over six years ago. A study was conducted in 2009 to exam...

AS addresses money use controversy from an October CBS News report

AS addresses money use controversy from an October CBS News report

Alexandra Chidbachian

April 21, 2015

Associated Students approved a recommendation from the External Affairs Committee regarding the transparency of how cash donations and gifts are processed at CSUN. The recommendation came to the External Affairs Committee from a legislative referral. A few months ago, CSUN was accused of misconduct o...

AS senators pushing budgetary limits

AS senators pushing budgetary limits

Alexandra Chidbachian

March 25, 2015

Two AS senators increased the requested allocations for club-sponsored programs due to the benefits it provides for students. AS requested to allocate $5,400 from Student Travel and Academic Research funding to allow 10 students to attend the Association of Asian American Studies Conference this April. Sen...

AS approves funding for clubs despite low budget

AS approves funding for clubs despite low budget

Alexandra Chidbachian

March 16, 2015

Financial setbacks in the Associated Students budget has not stopped AS from allocating large amounts of funding to clubs in need. Seven clubs received partial funding from AS at today’s senate meeting. The Aztlan Grad Scholarship Committee and the VEX Robotics Club spoke to AS senators asking fo...

AS drafts senate bill on 100th year anniversary of Armenian Genocide

AS drafts senate bill on 100th year anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Alexandra Chidbachian

March 9, 2015

Associated Students carried a motion out of the committee to approve SB 2014-15-004, otherwise known as the “100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – April 2015”. The resolution will now allow AS to conduct a “Tradition of the Rose Ceremony” to all victims of the genocide...

AS causing change one referral at a time

AS causing change one referral at a time

Alexandra Chidbachian

March 2, 2015

Associated Students has drafted 23 legislative referrals this semester, hoping their approval will cause a change within the school. A legislative referral is written by constituents in school, either senators or students, who are seeking to change or add certain events, rules or policies on campus....

AS explains where their money is coming from and going to

AS explains where their money is coming from and going to

Alexandra Chidbachian

February 23, 2015

Unexpected school events have caused a major funding backlash for Associated Students (AS) causing them to decrease allocations for club events, as noted by the AS finance committee. Senators and the finance committee are in a debate over whether to give full funding to clubs. High enrollment rates...

Associated Students undergo financial setback

Associated Students undergo financial setback

Alexandra Chidbachian

February 16, 2015

Many CSUN clubs and organizations are feeling a financial strain on their semester events this spring due to the unusually low budget Associated Students has reported. AS is responsible for funding numerous events on campus that are sponsored and planned by student-run clubs and organizations. AS's...

AS changes election spending rules

AS changes election spending rules

Alexandra Chidbachian

February 4, 2015

In a 10 to 2 vote, Associated Students (AS) approved a new change in the General Election Code, regarding the addition of a financial disclosure statement concerning funding and donations for AS elections. This new change will go into effect immediately for the upcoming Spring 2015 Associated Students...

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