As the number of students seeking elected office in the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) continues to decline, current ASSU officers have expressed concern about the trend’s significance for the future of Stanford’s student government.
With the deadline for declaring intent to seek ASSU elected office just over a week away, The Daily sat down with ASSU Elections Commissioner Brianna Pang ’13 to discuss the upcoming elections.
At a meeting that lasted over two and a half hours, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate approved 46 special fees funding bills, gave feedback to representatives of the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) and put a bill on previous notice that, if passed, will urge the Board of Trustees to reevaluate Stanford’s endowment investments.
Despite being responsible for disbursing several hundred thousand dollars to student groups each year, few members of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate have detailed knowledge of the funding requests they habitually approve after little discussion, an issue attributable at least in part to lax funding policies. Both the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Senate have…
At its Feb. 12 meeting, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate approved a bill to lower the percent increase in funding that special fees groups can request without having to petition the student body.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) voted unanimously to approve the Alternative Review Process (ARP), Stanford’s revised judicial procedure for sexual assault and harassment cases, at its Feb. 6 meeting.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate allocated grants to 12 student groups hosting winter quarter events this week, disbursing just under $50,000 as part of the Senate’s new initiative to reduce its buffer fund.
At the sparsely attended ASSU Undergraduate Senate meeting last night, senators announced the creation of new projects for winter quarter and discussed the progress of their Alternative Review Process (ARP) recommendations.