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Tara Powers
Dec 21, 2010

ASI pres. recognized by Huffington Post

Dec 21, 2010 by Tara Powers

(December 21, 2010) – Pedro Ramirez, president of the Associated Students, Inc., at California State University, Fresno, was named one of the “Top College Role Models of 2010” by the Huffington Post, an online news and blog site, for his role in lobbying for the DREAM Act after he admitted to being an undocumented resident. Ramirez made two trips to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives but failed to come up for vote in the Senate. ...


Tara Powers
Dec 20, 2010

Senator Resigns, Position Available

Dec 20, 2010 by Tara Powers

(FRESNO, Calif.) Associated Students, Inc. Senator for the College of Health and Human Services, Erica Sanchez, submitted her resignation via e-mail on Thursday, opening a Senator position on the ASI Senate.  Former ASI Senator Sanchez explained, “Next semester will be my last as an undergraduate and have a lot on my plate [and want] to make sure I finish with great success.” She added, “I want to thank everyone for a great experience this past semester and it was really nice working w...


Tara Powers
Dec 18, 2010

ASI President - DREAM Act Statement

Dec 18, 2010 by Tara Powers

Today the United States Senate failed to pass the American DREAM Act. The failure to pass such a simple common-sense bill to allow undocumented students from becoming part of this great nation is a major disappointment for many, not just for undocumented students and those who wish to serve in the military. Some individual Senators are no longer thinking of the merits of legislation such as the DREAM Act, but instead focused on reelection. I hope the many supporters of the DREAM Act will r...


Tara Powers
Dec 14, 2010

Statement from EVP Farnesi

Dec 14, 2010 by Tara Powers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2010 (FRESNO, Calif.) – This university’s student newspaper recently ran an article in which a certain group of students, Smittcamp Honors College students, were identified and marginalized. The article claimed in no uncertain terms that the Smittcamp Honors College was a demonstration of institutionalized racism and that the scholarship program did not mimic the diversity of our University. Recently, we’ve heard the word “diversity” used a lot. It ...


Tara Powers
Dec 14, 2010

Statement from EVP Farnesi

Dec 14, 2010 by Tara Powers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2010 (FRESNO, Calif.) As ASI’s Executive Vice-President, I would like to offer the following to the students who attended our last meeting and the larger student body we are charged with representing. I thank you for the time you took to utilize your right to be heard and participate in our meeting. It was an honor to hear from each of you – your differing opinions on the DREAM Act demonstrate the diversity of our campus. In a demonstration of unde...


Tara Powers
Dec 14, 2010

ASI DREAM Act resolution passed -12/2/10

Dec 14, 2010 by Tara Powers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2010 (FRESNO, Calif.) Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) wants to inform the student body that last night the ASI Senate passed a resolution in support of the Dream Act [S. 729/3999 │ H.R. 1751]. The resolution passed 9-1-6.