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Brianna Pang

University alters nondiscrimination policy

With relatively little public notice, the University made several alterations to its nondiscrimination policy in mid-February. According to Diversity and Access Office Director Rosa Gonzalez, the changes to the Statement on Nondiscrimination Policy were prompted by a “need” for modification and clarification and included only technical and administrative changes.

Prop. 19 burned by California voters

Hopes for recreational marijuana use went up in smoke on Tuesday after California voters said no to a ballot measure seeking the legalization of marijuana. The measure was defeated by 54 percent of voters with 80 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday.

Stanford launches new ‘Ethics and War’ series

When is war justified? What can we do in the name of war? What do we owe to people who fight in war? Who decides who should fight? Bringing together different academic units on campus, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society has spearheaded a project that is set to discuss such ethical questions surrounding war in a wide range of academic disciplines. The year-long series will continue until mid-May, concluding with two culminating drama performance events. The first event, “War Photographer,” took place on Oct. 14.

GSC talks chat list drama

Graduate Student Council (GSC) members expressed concern for e-mail spam on their mailing list at Wednesday evening’s meeting as ASSU executives Angelina Cardona ’11 and Kelsei Wharton ’12 pushed for cohesion between the Undergraduate Senate, GSC and executive cabinet.

GSC overspent by $26,000

Graduate Student Council (GSC) members expressed sharp disapproval of the council’s overspending on voluntary student organization (VSO) funding in Wednesday’s GSC meeting.

Graduate council debriefs post-formal

Discussion over an election regulation of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) engineering district spots arose during Wednesday evening's brief council meeting. Council members also elected new co-equipment masters.

Draw-ma

These freshmen aren’t alone in this housing dilemma. Despite changes to the housing system to streamline the process of choosing housing preferences, there’s one thing the new draw system doesn’t simplify: draw-ma. Draw-ma, or the tension that inevitably results from forming draw groups and ranking living preferences, is a mainstay of the housing process every year.

Eyes are on incoming Appropriations Committee

In a glimpse of next year's funding landscape for Stanford student groups -- a sometimes contentious place this year amid tightened policies -- Appropriations Committee Chair Anton Zietsman '12 called a meeting on Thursday for financial officers to voice their suggestions about the funding process...

Tsai, Brown are new GSC co-chairs

Approving the fiscal year 2011 budget, outgoing Graduate Student Council members smoothly passed the torch to the new council on Wednesday night and concluded their terms with occasionally sad goodbyes.

Admit Weekend: The HoHos’ Take

Last Thursday afternoon, Jackson Dartez '13, Head House Host (HoHo) for Ujamaa, was camped out in front of Arrillaga Alumni Center, waiting for the throngs of prospective freshmen (ProFros) to roll in for Admit Weekend.

Stanford charter schools in EPAA could get extension

Stanford New School, the University-operated charter school in East Palo Alto, faces an uncertain future after the Ravenswood City School District Board denied its five-year charter renewal in a 3-2 vote last week. The board is now set to consider a two-year charter extension on Thursday.

When a sidewalk’s a home

“Homeless and hungry, please spare change. Every little bit helps,” reads one woman’s sign. A blue-eyed, 20-something brunette sits quietly outside of Starbucks in downtown Palo Alto, watching as countless people mill by without so much as a downward glance.

GSC reviews elections, funding bylaws

Wednesday's Graduate Student Council meeting was dominated by number crunching and funding concerns as council members debated next year's budget and the Funding Committee's proposed bylaw updates.

Sophs 4 More elected sophomore class presidents

Members of the Sophs 4 More slate were elected class presidents after gaining the highest number of votes in all three run-off rounds. SoPhresh was the final contender to Sophs 4 More in the final round. Junior Shore and Senior Package won uncontested.

GSC discusses fees, insurance

Wednesday’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) meeting saw advisory votes for several special fees groups and discussion of recent changes in Cardinal Care for international students.
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