Turning Point USA’s newly formed Stanford chapter hopes to distinguish itself from its national organization and the Stanford College Republicans by acting as a mediator between left and right, chapter executives told The Daily.
The College Republicans allege that the Senate violated the student government’s constitution in its decision to deny SCR funding to host controversial conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
In an “emergency” Sunday morning meeting, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Undergraduate Senate voted to reject the recommendations of an ASSU internal review on the Standard Grant process, citing “inconsistencies” in the internal review’s recommendations.
On Tuesday, in its final meeting of fall quarter, the 20th Undergraduate Senate voted on 97 Standard Grant applications submitted by 95 student groups. Among the applications was one submitted by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) for $6,000 to fund a visit to campus by controversial right-wing author Dinesh D’Souza, which was rejected on the grounds that some of the funding was designated for purchasing alcohol.
In its third meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate discussed the General Use Permit and funding for student groups. Before that, however, the Senate held a closed session that lasted approximately 40 minutes.
On Tuesday, the Undergraduate Senate held a secret 8 a.m. meeting that appears to be in violation of multiple ASSU Constitutional clauses guaranteeing transparency in student governance.
On Saturday, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections commission announced the results of the 2018 elections. The Shanta-Rosie slate, including Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson, won against the Khaled-Ocon slate to become the 2018-2019 ASSU executives.
Following an article published by The Stanford Review on the first day of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections, Students of Color Coalition (SOCC)-endorsed ASSU Executive candidate Michael Ocon ’20 denied allegations that he is affiliated with, and has received funding from, the conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA (TPUSA).