John-Lancaster Finley ’16 and Brandon Hill ’16 are hoping to follow in the steps of their Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee “Big Sib” Logan Richard ’15 by serving as ASSU Executive next year. Both are political science majors, who are also double majoring in urban studies and African American studies, respectively. Their collective previous experience on…
As the election of the 17th Undergraduate ASSU Senate nears, the 16th Undergraduate ASSU Senate has been discussing their transition out-of-office as they prepare to train the next round of student representatives.
The 16th Undergraduate Senate reconvened Tuesday night for the first meeting of the quarter as they announced that the Elections Commissioner pushed back the spring elections date one week due to lack of interest of candidates for Graduate Student Council.
At Tuesday’s Undergraduate Senate meeting, Stanford Concert Network was told that they would need to collect 1,200 signatures this week to be on the spring ballot. The Senate also approved a nomination for a graduate student to fill an opening on Constitutional Council.
In their last Tuesday meeting of the quarter, the 16th Undergraduate ASSU Senate passed an annual grants package and discussed a bill aimed at gender inclusivity, while also giving updates on other behind-the-scenes projects to improve campus services.
The campaign for Meatless Mondays, which strive to reduce meat consumption and is headed by different student groups this year, is gaining traction in dining halls, cafés and Row houses across campus, but not without student opposition to food choices they are ultimately paying for out-of-pocket.
In a two-hour meeting Tuesday night, the 16th Undergraduate Senate briefly discussed a proposal to place the divestment resolution from last week’s revote on the spring ballot, so the student body could vote on the resolution.
The 16th Undergraduate Senate passed the resolution supporting divestment from corporations identified as complicit in human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. The vote comes a week after the Senate did not pass the same resolution.