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ASSU Executive candidate Kimiko Hirota ’20 apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet

On the eve of the 2019 Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) student government elections, ASSU Executive candidate Kimiko Hirota ’20 publicly apologized for a screenshot of a 2018 tweet she described as “anti-Semitic,” which she had posted on a now-deleted Twitter account. The tweet was publicized by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) on Facebook…

2019 ASSU Executive Slates: A primer

It’s election day, Stanford! In preparation for the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections, which will be conducted via email ballot Wednesday and Thursday, The Daily surveyed each executive slate to find out their stances on the University’s most pressing issues. Below are summaries of each candidates responses: Kimiko Hirota ’20 and Bryce Tuttle…

Why we support ASSU constitutional reform

As members of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) all undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford play crucial roles in improving student life and supporting student organizations on campus. The legislative bodies of the ASSU—the Undergraduate Senate and Graduate Student Council—are dedicated to being conscientious stewards of student trust and funds. Moreover, all branches of the ASSU are committed to ensuring sound and transparent student government policies and practices. In pursuit of these objectives, ASSU leadership launched a project team last Spring comprised of members of each major ASSU branch. We, the ASSU Constitutional Reform Project Team, have drafted five Constitutional reforms over the past year that will be placed on the 2019 Spring Election ballot that we strongly encourage you to support.