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.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate kicked off the academic year Tuesday evening by passing a bill supporting a queer studies minor through the Feminist Studies program, confirming the Nomination Commission’s first round of nominees to University committees and discussing the first half of a comprehensive financial reform package.
The Graduate Student Council on Wednesday voted to approve the 2010-11 ASSU Elections Commission, marking the confirmation of next year’s three nominees.
Senator-elect Ben Jensen ’12 said on Sunday that although he plans to serve in next year’s ASSU Undergraduate Senate, he will be abroad fall quarter at Stanford’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in Berlin.
With a platform of mandatory bike helmets for ASSU officials, Senator Palpatine is mounting his second write-in campaign for Senate office. Palpatine, who finished in 35th place with 152 votes last year, announced his candidacy in an e-mail to students last Thursday.
Students may have to expect a $54 increase to the communications fee on their University bill over the next three academic years.
The ASSU is suffering from a credibility crisis. Trust in the Association has been severely eroded as a result of the resignation of the vice president and allegations of discretionary spending abuse by former executives. These controversies cannot go ignored. Urgent reforms must be implemented to restore confidence in the institution. The student body deserves…