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CLICS Clarifications to Guardian

In Privatization, Reclaim CLICS on February 15, 2012 at 1:01 am

[This letter was published by the UCSD Guardian available here: http://www.ucsdguardian.org/opinion/item/25318-editorials-should-support-student-orgs]

Dear Editors,

Our primary goal is to defend public education by engaging and empowering students. We are not the out-of-touch idealists featured in your article and editorial on January 26th.

The renovation of CLICS was not announced in response to the reclamation last quarter. It was announced in an A.S. Council press release on September 30th, 2011. Last year A.S. killed an $8 student fee to save CLICS, but now it wants to pass a $165 fee for D-1 sports.

Although students have taken responsibility for running CLICS, we have not set its hours, we did not know or plan for it to be open, and University Centers closes the building every night. The administration did not “invite student input” about re-opening CLICS. They re-opened CLICS without communication or negotiation, and only afterwards did they email students.

For a student-run news paper, your editorial board is surprisingly cynical about student-run organizations. The $370,000 you said it would take to run old CLICS is irrelevant to whether students can run a 100 seat study space in the new ‘Galbraith Hall’ (named for Chancellor John S. Galbraith and his lifelong commitment to libraries which have lost 16% of their budget at UCSD).  Running CLICS costs $450,000 annually, but renovation will cost $6,700,000, enough to run CLICS almost fifteen years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Letter Warning about D-1 Language Still Unaddressed

In D1 Referendum 2012 on February 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm

[This letter was published in the UCSD Guardian available here: http://www.ucsdguardian.org/component/k2/item/25349-inconsistent-d1-drafts-must-be-addressed]

Dear Editor,

On Thursday February 9th, the Muir College Council failed to pass a resolution against the D-I referendum. Alyssa Wing and Mac Zilber made an appearance to critique the text of their resolution.

Wing repeated a statement which appeared in the Guardian on January 30th, 2012. She said that the concerns in a letter from the Student Fees Advisory Committee (SFAC) had referred to an out-dated draft of the referendum, and that “All of the issues were addressed in the final draft,” as she was quoted in the Guardian.

However, the copy of the SFAC letter I have quotes the referendum as follows: “According to Statement 6 in the Statement of Conditions, ‘The ASUCSD Council must annually review and approve the ICA budget.’ In the same statement, ‘[ASUCSD] shall comply with UC and UCSD policies, NCAA policies and regulations, and contractual obligations of ICA.’”

The text of the referendum currently available to students on the as.ucsd.edu website reads as follows: “The ASUCSD Council must annually review and approve the ICA budget and shall comply with UC and UCSD policies, NCAA policies and regulations, and the contractual commitments of ICA.”

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