The 12th ASSU Undergraduate Senate confirmed on Tuesday three ASSU executive nominees, David Hoyt ’12, J’vona Ivory ’11 and Samir Siddhanti ’12, to the Constitutional Council.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate passed four bills Tuesday, enacting the first part of an ASSU fiscal reform package, instituting Senate office hours, encouraging the establishment of Senate archives and standardizing bill nomenclature. The Senate also appointed 11 more students University committees through an amendment to an earlier appointment bill.
The Palo Alto Green Energy Initiative (PAGEI) kicked off its petition drive in front of City Hall on Sept. 25, calling for an initiative on the November 2011 ballot for the rededication of 10 acres of Byxbee Park for a composting operation. The initiative supports the construction of a composting operation, or anaerobic digestion facility, on 10 of the 127 acres scheduled to be turned into parkland when the Byxbee Park landfill closes in 2012–but it is facing some community opposition.
The Bike Diversion Program has been up and running for quite some time but students have only just realized that campus police have been working to increase bike safety.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate adjourned Tuesday evening after approving funding for Full Moon on the Quad, discussing Nominations Commission openings and several bills on previous notice and passing the week’s funding bills.
Joumana Haddad, renowned Lebanese poet, journalist and founder and editor in chief of Jasad Magazine, the first erotic magazine in the Arab world, spoke Monday afternoon in Wallenberg Hall about the “new Arab woman” and her latest book, “I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman”.
A bill that would require students to request special fees in person at the Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) office rather than online, introduced in the ASSU Undergraduate Senate on Tuesday, was retracted over the weekend in a series of efforts to reform special fees funding for student groups.
Following a retreat last weekend at Bass Lake, the Undergraduate Senate found Tuesday that it still had some procedural kinks to work out to set the tone for the year, including expectations regarding laptop use in Senate meetings and collaboration on writing bills. At the second meeting of the year, with a close vote of…