After a week of orientation activities, Stanford freshmen took on this year’s topic, “ethics of war,” Sunday afternoon at the annual Three Books panel discussion. This year’s books focused on issues of national security. Scott Sagan, political science professor and co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), who also moderated the discussion…
After a postponed start due to the Judicial Affairs town hall Tuesday, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate passed legislation defining the role of the ASSU solicitors general and discussed elections progress.
A significant proportion of ASSU officials, both elected and unelected, receive stipends, with the largest peaking just under $10,000.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate passed three bills Tuesday and discussed special fees.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) unanimously confirmed former Senate Chair Michael Cruz ’12 as the new ASSU Vice President Wednesday and passed most components of a special fees reform bill authored by Cruz.
The ASSU Senate passed four bills Tuesday. The bills amended the rules of order of the Constitutional Council, instituted a Senate transition, reformed the special fees process and confirmed Senate Chair Michael Cruz ’12 as ASSU Vice President.
While most student groups receive funding from ASSU Senate and GSC general fees collected from students, Volunteer Student Organizations (VSOs) must rely on special fees for their larger budgets. As stipulated by the 11th Undergraduate Senate, groups must petition for signatures from 10 to 15 percent of the student body to be on the special fees portion of the spring ballot if they wish to grow their budgets by more than inflation, which is approximately 1.5 percent. The bill under discussion would return the joint by-laws to the way they were before, allowing student groups to grow their budgets up to 10 percent plus inflation without petitioning.
The ASSU Senate passed three bills Tuesday evening: one to add an advisory question on ROTC to the April ASSU general elections ballot, a second involving significant special fees reform and a third to fund Green Events Consulting.