In their last meeting of the year, the 18th Undergraduate Senate for scrutinized funding bills, reported on personal projects and heard a pitch for a new Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) event for the whole student body.
As part of a drive to increase diversity among foreign service officers, Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Director General of the United States Foreign Service, is coming to El Centro on Tuesday afternoon to reach out to students and affinity groups on Department of State careers. Born and raised in Colorado, Ambassador Chacon emphasized that his upbringing did not foreshadow a career that would take him to Guatemala and Spain. The Stanford Daily took the chance to ask the Ambassador for his take on the Foreign Service recruitment process, the diversity focus and the greatest misconceptions about the job.
The 18th Undergraduate Senate approved a bill to commit a maximum of $35,000 to a new program to subsidize student group dues for low-income students, pending a comprehensive fund allocation plan.
The 18th Undergraduate Senate focused on a bill to spend $30,000 on student organization fee subsidies for low-income students. Individual Senators also reported on their personal projects and approved Ben Schwartz ’18 as the proxy for Senator Matthew Cohen ’18 while Cohen studies abroad in the fall.
The Daily sat down with The Stanford Review’s editor-in-chief Harry Elliott ’18 to talk Review controversy, campus politics and his possibly contrarian tendencies.
The third meeting of the 18th Undergraduate Senate featured bills to amend the bylaws for Senate proxy and secretary nominations, as well as individual Senators’ reports.
The Daily sat down with 24-year-old Bob Harlow ’16, who is running for Congress in the 18th district of California, to find out about him in his own words.
The 17th Undergraduate Senate ended its tenure last Tuesday after dealing with campus controversy, community initiatives and day-to-day funding requests over the past school year.