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ASSU hopes to increase civic engagement with new initiatives

This year, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Elections Commission has made substantial revisions to the elections process, most notably with the introduction of Qualtrics, an online platform that the University uses for administrative surveys. For the first time, individualized links to ballots will be sent to each student’s email. Other additions to the voting process include reminder tables on voting days, hosted debates for the executive slates and dinner discussions between voters and candidates.

Over $1 million of searchable graduate spending

One of the core functions of student government here at Stanford is facilitating student-initiated programming on campus. In particular, there are hundreds of “voluntary student organizations,” or student-led groups, that put on hundreds of events each year. The Graduate Student Council, the graduate student arm of the ASSU, funds these events each year with money collected…