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ASSU Senate brings in Harry Elam to discuss OpenXChange, talks open membership policy

The fourth meeting of the quarter for the 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate took place Tuesday evening. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Harry Elam attended the Senate meeting to discuss OpenXChange and respond to activists’ concerns. Associate dean and director of Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Nanci Howe also came to discuss open membership requirements for Voluntary Student Organisations (VSOs).

OpenXChange seeks to ’empower’ students; some activists stay away

In the eyes of student activist Erika Lynn Kreeger ’16, Stanford’s new OpenXChange initiative isn’t to be trusted.

OpenXChange, an initiative that aims to facilitate campus-wide conversations about various topics, particularly the hot-button social issues spotlighted by last year’s student activism, was launched by the University administration just before the start of this quarter. And Kreeger’s list of grievances against it is already long.