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March 25, 1989 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
USC's purportedly corrupt student body elections produced diverse results Friday, as three members of a controversial conservative slate won seats alongside an openly gay undergraduate, believed to be the first on the Student Senate. All told, the conservative coalition, composed of members of the right-wing Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, suffered more defeats than victories.
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November 18, 2006 | Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
Maroun Kisirwani tried everything to keep toxic national politics from seeping into student elections at the American University of Beirut -- only to find the army deployed at the university gate this week, fearful that campus politics could destabilize the country. Kisirwani, the harried dean of student affairs, banned visitors, even alumni, from the campus. He outlawed militia flags and photographs of Lebanon's communal patriarchs. He warned against religious slurs.
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NEWS
November 25, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stinging defeat for the Palestine Liberation Organization, hard-line opponents of the agreement with Israel on Palestinian self-government swept the student council elections at Birzeit University, traditionally a political barometer, as sentiment against the accord continued to grow in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2002 | SUFIYA ABDUR-RAHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC campus police are investigating the theft of about 2,200 copies of the Daily Trojan student newspaper from kiosks at the university--an incident they suggest is connected to coverage of student elections. Before the morning drop-off had been completed Friday, copies of the Daily Trojan were disappearing from various distribution sites on campus and dumped into nearby garbage cans. Although hundreds were found, most were never recovered.
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | Reuters
Islamic fundamentalists scored a convincing victory in student elections at Jordan University, officials said Thursday.
NEWS
March 16, 1987 | ANNE C. ROARK, Times Education Writer
By almost any measure, Dean Florez is one of the most powerful people on the UCLA campus. He has sole authority to make appointments to more than 100 positions on university committees. He has the power to hire and fire 100 employees. He oversees the allotment of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and for part of this year he has served as chairman of a multimillion-dollar campus corporation. Yet Florez is a student.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1989
Last week's student Senate elections at USC were so marred by irregularities and possible fraud that the results will be thrown out and voting will be held again next week, officials have decided. The move came after reports of students voting more than once and of possible violation of campaign rules. The annual elections will be repeated next Tuesday through Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1994 | JILL LEOVY
The Student Senate at Cal State Northridge has voted overwhelmingly to seek approval from students for a proposed $40 fee increase for athletics in next month's balloting for student elections. In a separate action Tuesday, the senate also voted to ask students to approve a first step toward changing the school's nickname.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1990
The renaming of UC San Diego's Third College for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be proposed to campus governing authorities, it was announced Tuesday. The college, one of five that make up the undergraduate program at UCSD, was established in 1970 out of the caldron of 1960s political activism, with the goal of setting a more socially conscious academic agenda for students.
SPORTS
May 6, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Lawrence, UC Irvine's top golfer and chief lobbyist, hesitated when asked about his workload. His recent golf game, though, spoke volumes. Lawrence had a woeful performance during the three-day Big West Conference tournament last week. And it wasn't the high winds. "The wind was actually a blessing," said Lawrence, who shot 11-over-par 227 to finish 11th. "It got me focused. I've had a lot of stuff on my mind." Nothing too crucial, merely the future of Irvine athletics.
SPORTS
April 30, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
A proposal to help fund athletic scholarships at UC Irvine by raising student fees will be voted on by students May 10-13 after it was approved this week by the student legislative council. The referendum will offer three choices for quarterly fee increases--$33, $19 and $13--as well as an opportunity to vote against any increase. Approval of the $33 fee would bring back baseball, which was dropped in 1992, and introduce women's water polo and another as-yet-undecided women's sport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over, Newt and Bill. Say hi to the folks, Aram and Sasha. Washington politics have nothing on UC Irvine right now. This month's election for student president has been overturned, embroiled in an uproar over campaign finance forms and an arcane Election Code that has left the campus equivalents of Congress and the Supreme Court, not to mention the student election commissioner, duking it out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1998
Re "Ventura College Officials, Students Clash Over Election," May 6. I have been involved with Associated Students of Ventura College [ASVC] for three years now. I also ran for president this year but during the two voting days, due to many reasons, I had backed down from the election. I am outraged with our administration for taking sides. This is not their election. This is the ASVC student election. In last year's election we had a similar problem and the administration did not get involved at all. The election committee has made its decision and is planning to stick with it. The decision was made professionally, and the committee had its reasons for disqualifying Susan Carrasco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After five hours of angry debate, the Cal State Northridge student senate Tuesday delayed a decision on the controversial student government elections won by an all-minority slate of candidates. By delaying the discussion until next Tuesday, the senators kept the controversy at full boil for at least another week. "We're at an impasse here," said Associated Students President Brad Marsh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A candidate rips down a rival's campaign signs, a witness comes forward and all hell breaks loose. Sound familiar? No, this isn't about Assembly candidate Richard Sybert. This is about Ventura College student Susan Carrasco, whose recent campaign for student body president was derailed by accusations of dirty politics, including vandalizing her opponent's signs. Unlike Sybert, however, Carrasco was not caught on videotape and continues to assert her innocence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge administrators said Friday that an investigation of allegations that some faculty members coerced students to vote for minority candidates in a recent student government election turned up no wrongdoing. The probe began more than a week ago after students complained that faculty and staff members were campaigning on behalf of an all-minority slate called We the People.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The all-minority slate that won a Cal State Northridge student government election last month held on to its disputed victory Tuesday, but perhaps only temporarily. A student-run elections committee concluded that the way the regulations are written, the minority slate could not be disqualified, despite several campaign violations. But at its meeting next week, the student senate will vote on whether to hold a new election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1998 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's not ended yet. The seesaw battle over the Cal State Northridge student government election will continue today at a student senate session. The student senate will decide whether to allow the incumbent party to retain control for the period beginning June 1. The alternative is to turn power over to another slate, which has been accused of violating school election rules prior to its victory at the polls in March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The all-minority slate that won a Cal State Northridge student government election last month held on to its disputed victory Tuesday, but perhaps only temporarily. A student-run elections committee concluded that the way the regulations are written, the minority slate could not be disqualified, despite several campaign violations. But at its meeting next week, the student senate will vote on whether to hold a new election.
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