On Sunday, Apr. 8, two of the three executive slates running for the 2018-2019 ASSU presidency and vice presidency participated in a debate co-hosted by The Stanford Daily and KZSU. Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson (the Shanta-Rosie slate) debated Khaled Aounallah ’19 and Michael Ocon ’20 (the Khaled-Ocon slate) for approximately an hour while KZSU’s Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 and The Daily’s Yasmin Samrai ’21 moderated.
Facing a funding squeeze for the rest of the quarter, the 18th Undergraduate Senate used its last meeting to transfer money from its Programming Board Reserves to the Programming Board’s spring budget.
The ASSU Constitutional Council heard arguments from Band, KZSU and ASSU on whether the Senate violated its constitution by denying voluntary student organizations (VSOs) the right to petition for Annual Grants that violate the Senate’s funding guidelines.
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution encouraging increased funding for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), to hire more counselors. ASSU also tabled a bill on Islamophobia, prompting the act’s author to leave early.
The Undergraduate Senate discussed the Constitutional Council’s decision to move forward with a suit that Band and Stanford Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC) filed to appeal Senate’s decision not to fund their officer salaries.
On Tuesday evening, the 18th Undergraduate Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning Stanford’s recent dismissal of Title IX attorney Crystal Riggins as retaliatory.
On Tuesday night, the 18th Undergraduate Senate discussed a joint resolution condemning Stanford’s decision to drop Title IX attorney Crystal Riggins following her critical comments about the University’s sexual assault review process.
In its meeting Tuesday night, the Senate discussed problems with enforcement of a bylaw that requires the Senate to record its own meetings. Senators also revised the language of a bill opposing President Trump’s travel ban and passed several funding requests.