The 15th ASSU Undergraduate Senate held a 40-minute online meeting on Tuesday evening, in which they confirmed Neveen Mahmoud ’11 as the ASSU Financial Manager for 2013-2014, confirmed 40 nominees for University committees and passed $22,909.14 in funding bills.
More than 120 Stanford students gathered in the middle of White Plaza on Monday afternoon to protest the University’s recent decision to end student management at Suites Eating Clubs.
Stanford’s decision to end Suites Dining’s student management has prompted anger and disbelief from Suites residents and alumni.
The rationales put forward by Residential Education as grounds for ending Suites Dining’s student management appear questionable and incomplete.
Prospective outside vendor Student Organized Services has extensive personal and professional ties to Residential Education.
Increased ResEd interference has already hindered the effective management of Suites Dining.
Residential Education officials have decided to move forward with their plan to contract operations of Suites Dining to an outside vendor, effective next fall.
Stanford Residential Education says its mission is to “extend the classroom into the residences and complement the academic curriculum with activities and experiences essential to students’ preparation for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship and service.” As residents of Suites this year and members of the Suites Dining Societies, we have been beneficiaries of this ideal in action.