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.
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.
In its 24th meeting, 19th Undergraduate Senate addressed concerns regarding annual funding reductions on account of students’ waiving their activities fees. Senators also advocated for a need-blind admission policy for international students and more student input in the search for a new Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) director. The Senate also passed a resolution appointing Josie Bianchi ’20 to the ASSU Constitutional Council.
In the 22nd Meeting of the 19th Undergraduate Senate, a resolution supporting the Accountable and Affordable Health Care Initiatives successfully passed. Senators also discussed the upcoming Cardinal Conversation with controversial social scientist Charles Murray.
On Saturday, the “Making Change Happen” workshop — the second and final installation in the “Institutional Change at Stanford” series — united over two dozen undergraduate and graduate students with administrators in discussion about the University’s handling of ongoing issues including mental health and sexual assault.
The 37 papers represent the efforts of four steering groups to compile high-level summaries of the over 2,800 ideas and proposals submitted by faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community at large.
The five challengers and two incumbents that follow merit The Daily’s endorsement because they all demonstrate a strong understanding of the Senate, its function and its role in student life: Matthew Cohen ’18, Hattie Gawande ’18, Gabriel Knight ’17, Malcolm Lizzappi ’17, Pablo Lozano ’18, Justice Tention ’18, David Wintermeyer ’17.