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ASSU Senate requests the University rename buildings dedicated to Junipero Serra

At its 21st meeting, the 17th Undergraduate Senate discussed funding for the Stanford News Readership Program, the construction of new residences in West Campus, and passed two resolutions, including the Resolution in Support of Reaffirming Stanford’s Commitment to Indigenous and Native American Community, Identity, Dignity, and Space and the Bill to Improve Undergraduate Senate Accountability. The former requests action by the University to rename buildings currently dedicated to Father Junipero Serra and the latter proposed the elimination of Senate committees.

ASSU Senate calls for new campus climate survey

In its third meeting this quarter, the 17th Undergraduate Senate passed a resolution calling for a new campus climate survey. In addition, the Senate passed a motion to allow knowledgeable representatives to take the place of financial officers at one of two mandatory information sessions on annual grants or special fee requests. It also approved funding bills and confirmed Luka Fatuesi ’17 and Sean Means ’18 as ASSU assistant financial managers.

ASSU Senate discusses by-law policies, passes resolution supporting sustainable food themed dining hall

In its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate approved funding for various student groups, including Kappa Kappa Gamma for Snowchella, deliberated and voted against a bill to modify senate by-law policies and passed a resolution for a sustainable dining hall. The bill to modify the Senate by-law policies, drafted by Viraj Mehta…