19 student groups submitted 20 applications requesting $100,000 in winter funding.
Senator Ashley Harris ’15 has been absent from both of the Senate’s first on-campus meetings this year. Additionally, President Robbie Zimbroff ’12 and Vice President William Wagstaff ’12 were also absent, and thus unable to give an executive update.
Former senator and Appropriations Chair Anton Zietsman ’12 blasted the committee’s efforts — insufficient efforts, new chair Rafael Vasquez ’12 admitted — to publicize the period last week when student groups could seek early discretionary funding.
The committee, which is part of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate and holds some of the purse strings of Stanford’s hundreds of student groups, is set to draft interim funding policies for the 2010-11 school year this week after former committee chair Anton Zietsman ’12 urged it on Wednesday to move quickly.
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With special fees petitioning season on its way, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate last night considered the projected Student Services Division (SSD) budget, which will move SSD to special fees for the first time this year. A number of senators expressed clear opposition to the allotted stipends, suggesting that SSD officers ought not be paid through the special fee at all.