The Graduate Student Council considered a variety of items in its meeting on Wednesday.
Last Thursday, Emperor Palpatine—the disqualified ASSU Senate candidate—publicly challenged newly-elected Senator Gabe Rosen ’19 to a lightsaber duel over the latter’s Senate seat. This weekend, the Emperor confirmed via comlink that Rosen had accepted the Dark Lord’s challenge.
The Daily sat down with the anonymous student masquerading as Emperor Palpatine to reflect on the election, discuss his galactic machinations and to allow him to make his case for why he “is the Senate.”
Last week’s debate over an ASSU Senate bill against anti-Semitism resulted in sitting Senator Gabriel Knight ’17 dropping out of the race for re-election, due to ostensibly anti-Semitic remarks that he made on the Senate floor. Yesterday, the 17th Undergraduate Senate proposed a bill to censure him for his actions amid campus-wide reactions, which range from calls for Knight’s immediate resignation to an op-ed written in his defense.
The third meeting of the 17th Undergraduate Senate this quarter featured a fierce debate over funding for financial aid for Greek organizations.
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.
Stanford’s ASSU elections are upon us. By the end of the weekend, we will know which candidates will have emerged victorious and secured a seat on the ASSU Undergraduate Senate for the 2016-2017 school year. But for all students in the running, it has been an eventful race with lessons learned along the way.