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About 25 student group and ASSU representatives filled Old Union 200 on Monday night for an informational meeting about how to prepare their 2010 budgets ahead of application season for special fees funding.
I would like to respond to last Friday’s editorial (“Senate Blunders Special Fees Bill”), but moreover the entire process of special fees reform that the Senate has undertaken this term.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate and a number of student group financial officers battled it out Wednesday night as groups demonstrated continued concern for a roster of new funding policies — which passed in a unanimous vote after final deliberation — that may constrict their functioning capacity.
The Undergraduate Senate Appropriations Committee, which sets policy for how Stanford’s more than 650 student groups can spend general and special fees money, continued early… Continue Reading »