For the first time, the Stanford International Undergraduate Community (IUC) will offer special excursions for students staying on campus over Thanksgiving Recess.
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 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.
Per the Charter, the co-chairs of the BJA “forward[ed] the text of the changes to the chair of the Undergraduate Senate of the Associated Students of Stanford University.