Do you think that Israel has a right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people, and are you aware of the particular circumstances of Jewish history that might prompt that need and desire? And if your answer is no, if your notion is somehow that that history doesn’t matter, then that’s a problem,…
Between April 7-8, the student body will vote for student officers, Special Fees requests from student groups, and referendums on specific issues. The Stanford Daily presents a guide to the people and issues on the ballot.
In its second meeting of the quarter, the ASSU Senate passed a bill to appoint the 2015-2016 elections committee, discussed a resolution in support of a new campus climate survey and discussed a bill to confirm Luka Fatuesi ’17 and Sean Means ’18 as ASSU Assistant Financial Managers. In addition, the ASSU is working on updating its website.
In this year’s elections allocating funding, seven groups, out of a total of 70, did not receive the resources they requested. Several of the student groups in question were shocked at the outcome of the election, having fully expected to be funded.
Nikos Liodakis ’16, a management science and engineering major, and Dottie Jones ’16, a history and psychology double major, decided to run together because they represent different sides of campus and different Stanford experiences and hope to bring those together in achieving their goals next year. They have three main goals: redefine mental and sexual health, reform funding for student groups and restore campus unity. The Daily sat down with them to talk about these goals and their perspectives on Stanford.
Joe Troderman ’16, a chemical engineering major, and Nitish Kulkarni ’16, who’s the co-managing editor of the The Daily’s technology blog and a mechanical engineer, are hoping to offer more transparency in student government and to encourage more members of the student body to participate in elections. According to Troderman, the main reason they ran was to get students involved in thinking about issues on campus and how to make campus a better place. They are also looking at mental health, sexual assault and international student problems in their slate. The Daily sat down with them to discuss their lives at Stanford and their most memorable moments.
John-Lancaster Finley ’16 and Brandon Hill ’16 are hoping to follow in the steps of their Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee “Big Sib” Logan Richard ’15 by serving as ASSU Executive next year. Both are political science majors, who are also double majoring in urban studies and African American studies, respectively. Their collective previous experience on…
Campaign season is already well underway for the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, with less than a week to go until the election. While in most years students can choose from about 20 candidates, this year’s field boasts over 40 Senate hopefuls, many of them freshmen.