At only 34.3 percent total voter turnout, the election saw only half of undergraduates participating, and only 21.9 percent of the graduate student population — numbers lower than last year’s 57.4 percent and 34.1 percent, respectively.
The crisis extends into the ways counseling and psychological services are provided at the University and into the intrinsic nature of graduate education.
Graduate Student Council (GSC) members reflected on campus food security and discussed potential measures to address it in a meeting that also saw Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) update the Council on construction.
A former senator plans to appeal to the ASSU Constitutional Council after the Election Commission rejected his filing for a second Undergraduate Senate term.
The Council also unanimously approved a bill to place amendments to the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Constitution on the spring elections ballot.
After lengthy discussion, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) decided against extending an exception to The Stanford Daily to receive late funding on Wednesday evening.
During open session, the GSC discussed The Daily’s request to receive annual grant funding from the Council despite missing the deadline for portions of the application.
Graduate students were not allowed to attend last Thursday’s Residence and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) Lunar New Year dinner, a decision the Graduate Student Council co-chair called “discriminatory.”