I voted in the recent ASSU election, and on many questions, the ballot prevented me from abstaining. For example, I only wanted to rank two of the Executive slates, but I was forced to rank all five. This led to my third, fourth, and fifth choices defaulting to the ballot’s random ordering. On the Annual Grants, I had to choose either “yes” and “no” for organizations I barely recognized. That can’t be the best way to allocate thousands of dollars.
By a margin of less than 0.5 percent — 19 votes — in the final count, Erica Scott ’20 and Isaiah Drummond ’20 were elected Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) executives over Kimiko Hirota ’20 and Bryce Tuttle ’20.
During my time with senate, I have worked with several ASSU Exec slates and I have not met anyone more passionate, consistent, and qualified to handle this office than Kimiko and Bryce. Here are four reasons why I voted for Kimiko and Bryce and believe you should too.
Results for the 2016 ASSU elections were posted early Monday morning on the ASSU elections website. Originally slated for release on Saturday afternoon, the elections commission took the two additional days to “validate the results.” According to an email from the elections commission, the candidates ranked 15th and 16th for the Undergraduate Senate had been separated…
The Stanford Jewish community and its allies gathered at White Plaza in a rally against campus anti-Semitism on April 7. Organized by Undergraduate Senate candidate Matthew Wigler ’19, a crowd of about 100 people listened to speeches by Jewish community leaders, heard poetry recitals and sang as a community.
Tristan Navarro ’18 and Scott Mutchnik ’19 are looking to remind students what really makes this University tick and turn: graduate students. Despite acknowledging they don’t actually want the position, the two are running for ASSU Exec to highlight issues surrounding graduate students, Senate transparency and campus climate, all without taking things too seriously. The Daily spoke with Navarro and Mutchnik about their platform, plans of action and inspirations.
During the ASSU election, the ballot website exhibited a security flaw that could have allowed individuals to tamper with voting results had it gone unchecked. Three Stanford students discovered the bug when trying to access the website to vote and immediately notified the ASSU Elections Commission, which had the vulnerability patched.
John-Lancaster Finley ’16 and Brandon Hill ’16 will be the new ASSU President and Vice-President, respectively, the ASSU elections commission announced Saturday afternoon at CoHo.