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 »
Committee chair Anton Zietsman said in a meeting Sunday afternoon that groups have until 5 p.m. today to voice opposition to special fees revisions before they are recommended as final to the Senate, which he said will vote on accepting the revised policies Tuesday.
Financial officers came out in relative force at last night’s ASSU Undergraduate Senate meeting, where last week senators enacted a bill disallowing student groups from requesting an increase in special fees beyond inflation without more stringent student body approval.