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Gillian Brassil
I've loved the Daily since I walked in the doors almost four years ago. You can also listen to me on KZSU on Fridays at 5 p.m. talking about the major news from the week. Come talk to me about synchronized swimming, journalism, politics and Lilo & Stitch!

Brassil: Home

What is a home? I’m thinking as I pack my bags for another summer away from the Farm. I’ve defined Stanford as my home address for a while, despite my interludes away. But this break is different: it’s practically permanent. I have another quarter to finish a master’s degree, but a whole swath of people I built my home out of when I started here almost four years ago is leaving.

On leaving the sport that raised me

I qualified for my first Olympic trials when I was 14 years old. Getting there was hard, but leaving the sport was harder. Synchronized swimming (now artistic swimming), as Wikipedia defines it, is a “hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied…

Behind the Board

From green-lighting building projects to managing an over $20 billion endowment, the 33 members of Stanford’s Board of Trustees wield no small role in the University and its future. The Board of Trustees was established on Nov. 11, 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford to serve as directors for the University. The official job of…

Judge Persky recall petition gets nearly 100,000 signatures

The petition to recall Judge Aaron Persky ’84 A.M. ’85, the presiding judge in the sexual assault case against former Stanford student Brock Turner, reached nearly 100,000 signatures Thursday. The petition comes as part of a campaign to to recall Persky for the lenient sentence of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner through the June ballot.

GSC brainstorms long-range planning, discusses housing issues

In its Wednesday meeting, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) brainstormed ideas for Stanford’s long-range planning process and saw updates from housing and an Undergraduate Senate bill to review Constitutional Council guidelines. Meanwhile, the GSC must consider what they must allocate parts of their budget to for the coming academic year.

GSC concerned with housing privacy, financial affairs

In its meeting on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council proposed a public letter to the Graduate Housing Advising Committee and Graduate Student Housing about 48 hour entry warnings amidst privacy concerns. Outside updates on Stanford Student Enterprises and the funding committee pushed the GSC to question financial affairs.

GSC weighs democratic fairness of reelection

In its meeting on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed the partial re-do of the election that passed last meeting and its effects on the election of the next GSC, causing members to put a reelection of the “at-large” portion of the ballot back on the table.

GSC votes to resend election ballots to affected voters

In its meeting on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed resolutions to fix the discrepancies on ballots in the recent GSC election. Council members voted to resend ballots to students in the Law School and the School of Medicine as well as voters affected by an originally incomplete link who were unable to re-vote by the Friday night deadline. This partial re-do would include re-voting on all aspects of the original ballot apart from the Executive slate.
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