Student leaders of the Stanford Republicans and Stanford Democrats predict that Republican Mitt Romney is most likely to win the party nomination, even after losing by 12 points in the recent South Carolina primary.
California voters will face a stark choice in November when they decide whether to approve Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal, which stipulates either raising income taxes for the wealthy and temporarily increasing sales tax by half a percent, or eliminating $5.3 billion from state welfare and public school expenditures.
With less than a year to go before the 2012 general elections, Stanford’s political organizations are shifting their focus to the upcoming election season.
U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren ’70 kicked off “American Dream Week” with a speech Monday evening, calling the current American immigration system “unbelievably unfair” and criticizing both Republican legislators and the Obama administration.
Occupy Stanford continues to plan protests and rallies despite challenges it has faced in igniting the student body, according to Joshua Loftus, an active member of the organization.
Technical and organizational challenges have delayed the launch of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate website, limiting access to the Senate’s proceedings, bills and funding decisions, all of which are required by ASSU bylaws to be publicly available.
Broadcasting leaders explored current and future challenges for public broadcasting in a panel discussion moderated Monday evening by Gerhard Casper, president emeritus of Stanford University. The event was titled, “Does Public Broadcasting Have A Future?”
ASSU and GSC student government representatives remain divided over an undergraduate senate bill expressing support for the California Dream Act. The bill failed to pass the Graduate Student Council (GSC) on Oct. 5 after coasting through the Undergraduate Senate unanimously.