Huddled together and clutching a tub of large cookies, a few of the latest additions to the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES) waited for the arrivals of people to the Row late on Friday and Saturday night on Oct. 12 and 13.
In its seventh meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate motioned to give a $1,000 quick grant to Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) for their annual event, Theta Breakers, denying their request for greater funding.
The alleged drugging of several Stanford students by a non-Stanford student at the Sigma Chi fraternity house in January has motivated some Row houses to institute new practices to prevent future drugging incidents. Others, however, have not made such changes.
Early Sunday morning, over a hundred students from a variety of groups, majors, and backgrounds took a walk together in Stanford’s first Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
The ASSU Senate voted last Tuesday to reconsider a funding request by Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) for Theta Breakers, giving the sorority two days’ notice to prepare their defense.
Theta Breakers is Theta’s annual 5k and 10k walk/run, which raises money for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. On Sept. 30, the Senate approved Theta’s funding for $5,566.74 after inquiring about the nature of the philanthropy event, its fundraising efforts and its Stanford-affiliated attendance. However, the Appropriations Committee, chaired by Jackson Beard ’17, felt that the discussion during the Senate meeting was not “sufficient,” and requested the vote for reconsideration at the Oct. 7 meeting.
As part of The Daily’s ASSU coverage, we will be posting highlights from each week’s Senate meeting.
Yiftee, a micro-gift startup founded in 2011, has partnered with multiple campus businesses to allow members of the Stanford community to send and receive items, such as a cup of coffee or a cupcake, from local merchants through their smartphones or online.
This report covers a selection of incidents from Feb. 8 through Feb. 11 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety bulletin.