Widespread confusion over the powers of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Financial Manager marked the 22nd meeting of the Undergraduate Senate on Tuesday night.
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.
In its 25th meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate focused on the forthcoming transition to the new class of Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) representatives. Discussion covered a change to election rules that would allow campaigning to continue up through the voting period, a bill to institute Rosenberg’s Rules of Order in Senate meetings and a bill to allocate funding for the new Senate.
The Student Activities Fee waiver deadline has been extended two weeks, but the ASSU Financial Manager cautions against using it.
The Graduate Student Council considered a variety of items in its meeting on Wednesday.
Senators are questioning the credentials of the nominee for ASSU Financial Manager/Stanford Student Enterprises CEO and the potential conflicts of interest that led to his nomination.
Many a Stanford student goes through their time on campus, perceiving the ASSU as some enigmatic, mystical organization doing important things and making important decisions on behalf of the student body.