In a Tuesday evening meeting lasting just one hour and seven minutes, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate passed a resolution in support of fossil fuel divestment at Stanford, a bill that extends the two-year term of the current CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) and a bill establishing an Undergraduate 50k Challenge mirroring the previous Senate’s spending initiatives.
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This week’s ASSU elections will mark not only the selection of the University’s student government representatives but also the opportunity to for students to amend—for only the ninth time in over 40 years—the ASSU Constitution.
At the ASSU Undergraduate Senate’s March 12 meeting, senators struggled with two amendments to the ASSU Constitution. One amendment was withdrawn after extensive debate, while the other was initially approved for the spring election ballot before senators realized it hadn’t received the necessary two-thirds approval.
Many of the 36 candidates who have, to date, declared their intent to run for the ASSU Undergraduate Senate know little about the Senate’s operations and have only vague ideas about what they hope to accomplish as senators.
At the Feb. 26 meeting of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, senators passed a bill to extend the ASSU elections declaration deadline from March 1 to March 8.
ASSU President Robbie Zimbroff ’12 M.A. ’13 and Vice President William Wagstaff ’12 M.A. ’13 are nearing the end of their time in office. With less than two months left in their term, Zimbroff and Wagstaff sat down with The Daily to discuss their time in office and what they still hope to accomplish.
Q&A: Eitan Winer Pinkas, newly appointed CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises, discusses his plans for the job
Eitan Winer Pinkas ’12 M.S. ’12 was recently appointed CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE), the organization responsible for maintaining the long-term financial stability of the ASSU. He will begin work in July, leading a staff of almost 100 employees and managing more than $15 million in investments and $2 million in annual revenues for a two-year term. Winer Pinkas sat down with The Daily to discuss how he is preparing for the job and what his plans are for the SSE.
At its Feb. 12 meeting, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate approved a bill to lower the percent increase in funding that special fees groups can request without having to petition the student body.