In June, the Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA), a 15-member committee composed of students, faculty and administrators, voted to adopt eight bylaws to the Student Judicial Charter, aiming to clarify the policies and procedures to be followed during Stanford’s judicial process.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) last Wednesday approved a bill overturning eight new bylaws to the Student Judicial Charter, in part because members said they had not been included in conversations before the bylaws were adopted.
The decision came nearly five months after the Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA) first adopted the bylaws and a day after the Undergraduate Senate, in a split 7-7 vote, failed to pass a counterpart bill that would have overturned the same bylaws.
Benjamin Holston ‘15, chair of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, backed away from his claims made at last week’s senate meeting that the Board of Judicial Affairs (BJA) had added eight new bylaws to the Student Judicial Charter of 1997 over the summer without properly soliciting student input.
Standing atop a mobile tower, overlooking a grass field and its current congregation of around 50 Stanford students, Giancarlo Aquilanti D.M.A. ’96 introduces himself. Most… Continue Reading »
The Ujamaa Community Garden was installed by Stanford students last spring and has since provided more than 100 pounds of fresh produce to Stanford and East Palo Alto community members.
It took two years of hammering out the details, but BOSP administrators officially made the decision to move forward with a 2014 summer quarter program in Santiago and also recently announced the plans for one in Cape Town in 2015.
For students who have either unusual life circumstances or compelling academic needs not met by their current institution, the university’s transfer admission process can provide an alternative route to becoming a Stanford undergraduate besides entering as a freshman right out of high school.
According to a Faculty Senate report, the University’s system of committees provides “the best place for effective student participation in the governance of the University.” While students can serve on more than 40 committees in total, dealing with issues as varied as investment responsibility and laboratory animal care, their influence is often inconsistent and incomplete.