Alternative Spring Break (ASB) had to allow second-round applications for 13 of 18 trips this year as the program has seen a dramatic drop-off in interest in its 26th year.
Alternative Spring Break
The idea of service-learning trips during Stanford’s weeklong Thanksgiving break was originally proposed a couple years ago
Stockton faces looming bankruptcy, an unemployment rate of 16.6 percent, a failing education system and a high homicide rate. According to ABC News , 56 people were murdered in Stockton last year alone. To help fix these problems and reinvigorate Stockton, Tubbs decided to run for City Council, declaring his candidacy on Feb. 20 of this year. The election will take place on June 15.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate passed a bill during its Tuesday meeting exempting The Stanford Daily from the ASSU constitutional mandate requiring student groups to bank through Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE). Following a debate that spanned three Senate meetings, although most agreed with the preservation of The Daily’s current banking system, senators disagreed about the bill’s provisions.
Last spring’s special fees election results have resulted in budgeting changes for several student groups, including those whose petitions were not approved.
Union Underground – a combination of a free used-clothing store and a student art gallery, located in the basement of Old Union – reopened last Friday after a four-week trial period at the end of last spring quarter.
ASB is a Stanford program affiliated with the Haas Center for Public Service that allows students to go to various parts of the country on service and service-learning trips. This year’s ASB program had a total of 17 trips with topics ranging from veteran’s health care to education reform in New York to food issues in the Bay Area to the California prison system, all of which exposed students to a variety of social and cultural issues through education as well as hands-on service.