The 15th Undergraduate Senate debated how to best implement a constitutional amendment, passed last election, that mandates top-voted upperclassmen candidates to be automatically elected to the Senate, no matter their finish among the rest of the candidate pool.
The 15th Undergraduate Senate met Tuesday night to finalize plans for the football rally, nominate senators to several University committees, increase the cap for honoraria funding and receive an update on judicial affairs.
The 15th Undergraduate Senate held a two-hour meeting Tuesday night that included an appearance from men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins, who was there to discuss ways to increase support for the basketball program.
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.
With a split 7-7 vote, the 15th Undergraduate Senate decided not to overturn the newly adopted Board of Judicial Affairs (BJA) bylaws.