At a meeting that lasted over two and a half hours, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate approved 46 special fees funding bills, gave feedback to representatives of the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) and put a bill on previous notice that, if passed, will urge the Board of Trustees to reevaluate Stanford’s endowment investments.
At its last meeting of the academic year, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate endorsed the nomination of almost 100 students to University committees, established the Community Action Board (CAB) as a permanent institution of the ASSU and approved the new elections commissioner and Publications Board chairs.
The bill proposes that senators be required to wear “bro tanks” with the words “What is an ASSU Senator?” on the front and “I’m an ASSU Senator, silly!” on the back on the day of Senate meetings. The bill is a throwback to a constitutional amendment suggested by the Senate in 1994 requiring similar attire to be worn by current representatives. The amendment, which was endorsed by The Stanford Daily editorial board, passed and was implemented for one year.
At its Tuesday night meeting, the 13th Undergraduate Senate discussed how to allocate its efforts in the remaining weeks of the Senators’ terms, with Senators debating the possibility of transitioning to the new Senate earlier, in week three or four of spring quarter rather than week five as has traditionally occurred.