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Improving future ASSU elections

In light of several events highlighted by recent Stanford Daily articles, it appears there were two problems with the recent elections: voter disenfranchisement and campaign regulation. For each of these problems, there exist common-sense—if not necessarily simple—reforms that should be implemented to ensure a fairer and more representative election in future years.

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At the end of the day, students don’t truly expect a whole lot out of their candidates, perhaps as a consequence of the administration, or simply a consequence of the nature of Stanford, where it is often tough to find time to truly look for change.

Reforming medical education

According to the World Health Organization, the United States is ranked below Costa Rica and Chile at 31st in life expectancy, one of the lowest ratings among developed countries. Exacerbating the U.S.’s substandard level of life expectancy is the exorbitant cost of a healthcare system among developed countries that still leaves citizens uninsured.