On Tuesday, in its final meeting of fall quarter, the 20th Undergraduate Senate voted on 97 Standard Grant applications submitted by 95 student groups. Among the applications was one submitted by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) for $6,000 to fund a visit to campus by controversial right-wing author Dinesh D’Souza, which was rejected on the grounds that some of the funding was designated for purchasing alcohol.
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.
On Tuesday, the Undergraduate Senate held a secret 8 a.m. meeting that appears to be in violation of multiple ASSU Constitutional clauses guaranteeing transparency in student governance.
In its 27th meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate focused on the transition to its newly elected 20th Senate. The Senate also discussed a proposed bill regarding speakers invited to campus by student groups.
In its penultimate meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate introduced a bill that would give Senators the power to financially penalize student groups that invite guests perceived to be in violation of the Fundamental Standard, a University statement guiding student conduct since 1896.
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 23rd meeting on Tuesday night, the 19th Undergraduate Senate unanimously passed a joint resolution calling for transparency and sensitivity towards low-income communities in the University’s General Use Permit (GUP).
On Friday afternoon, approximately 60 Stanford community members gathered outside Kappa Alpha to demand that Stanford use a quote chosen by Brock Turner’s victim for a memorial plaque marking the site of her 2015 sexual assault.