Sunday, May 11, 2014

Community College Transfers Gain a Rep in Student Govt.

Many transfers
Although there has been much news media coverage of the growth of out-of-state students at UCLA, the large presence of transfer students from California community colleges is often missed. From the Daily Bruin:

Students voted this week to approve a referendum that will create a transfer representative seat within the undergraduate student government.  The transfer representative referendum, which was placed on the spring election ballot after a unanimous vote by the Undergraduate Students Association Council earlier this quarter, will create a new USAC position to directly represent transfer students, who make up about one third of the undergraduate student body.  Students approved the referendum with 74.4 percent of the vote after four days of online voting this week. Because the ballot measure would change the USAC constitution, two thirds of voting students needed to approve it to pass...

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