In a long discussion on Tuesday evening, the 15th ASSU Undergraduate Senate debated how to best adjust the monetary amount it had initially recommended be allocated to special fees groups.
Fossil Free Stanford, a student group focused on prompting University divestment from fossil fuels, dominated business at the ASSU Undergraduate Senate’s May 21 meeting. The Senate also discussed its role in the University’s judicial process and passed three bills that supported the Graduate Student Council’s 30K challenge, upgrades of the ASSU accounting staff’s computers, and the budget for fiscal year 2013-14.
The California sun is not the only perk for Stanford’s student government leaders, with the president of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) enjoying a relatively large stipend and several unique privileges compared to his peers at other elite institutions.
The 2012-2013 ASSU Executive cabinet will be significantly smaller and cost less money, according to incoming ASSU President Robbie Zimbroff ’12.
The ASSU has never seemed to be a very serious organization; a close look at this year’s version (2.0? really?) reveals an inauspicious picture.
Students can now change the world with a computer and a healthy supply of junk food. We live in a time of exponential technological growth where people in our generation are the knowledge leaders. So, you may ask, “What has this got to do with student government?” The answer is everything — and here’s why.