Despite having passed over 40 pieces of legislation during its term thus far, the 13th ASSU Undergraduate Senate has struggled to make an impact this year due to bureaucratic gridlock, opposition from University officials and inconsistency in following its own legislation. The Senate’s actions have proven largely internal or ineffectual – a far cry from the representatives’ platforms touting transparency, accountability and student life issues.
The race for ASSU Executive has begun, and a number of slates have already launched petitions on the ASSU elections site. The Daily sat down with the candidates to get a better sense of what each slate hopes to accomplish.
Stanford Memes poke fun at various stereotypes and aspects of Stanford life, often referencing popular inside jokes or Stanford-specific phenomena.
Stanford University announced the conclusion of The Stanford Challenge (TSC), its five-year fundraising initiative, Wednesday. The project, a comprehensive fundraising push that raised $6.2 billion for the University, aimed to broadly improve the Stanford educational experience and better prepare future leaders.
Frost Amphitheater has a long history as a venue for raucous music festivals and famous artists. Jefferson Airplane played there in the late 1960s, and the prominent space has also seen Miles Davis, Joan Baez and the Grateful Dead, the latter of whom played there more than a dozen times.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate (UGS) held a closed, informal session before an abbreviated formal meeting Tuesday evening. In the informal session, the senators discussed recent money disbursements from the ASSU student fees buffer fund.
Lee Jackson ’12 led a panel Thursday evening with four other Stanford students, each with experience working for Wall Street firms such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, to provide insight into the financial industry for career hopefuls.
Despite campaign promises and governing documents mandating transparency, student oversight of the ASSU remains lacking, as tracking ASSU financial transactions occasionally eludes even the organization’s student representatives.