The 20th Undergraduate Senate narrowly voted to reconsider the funding status of three campus groups that submitted late requests for standard grant funding — The Stanford Daily, MINT Magazine and The Arab Students Association — in a heated and long-running meeting on Tuesday.
In its 19th meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate discussed overhauling the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) election process to add a filing step to the petitions process.
At the first Winter quarter meeting of the 20th Undergraduate Senate, a revote of the internal review of grant funding resulted in unanimous support of the internal review, conferring funding to the Dinesh D’Souza event sponsored by the Stanford College Republicans.
At the ninth meeting of the 20th Undergraduate Senate, Senators voted on a bill to appoint Tim Vrakas ’21 as an ex-officio Senator. Chairs of each Senate Committee also presented updates on their individual projects regarding ResX, sexual health and budgeting, respectively.
On Apr. 24, 2018, Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) executives Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson swore in 15 students to form the 20th Undergraduate Senate. Of those 15 senators, 13 were frosh, and of those 15 senators, only one was an incumbent.
In its sixth meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate debated options for supporting affordable healthcare in Stanford and the surrounding area. ASSU President Shanta Katipamula ’19 also introduced a bill to confirm two nominees to the Constitutional Council.
These endorsements were made on the group’s Facebook page despite the fact that “using a student organization name to endorse a candidate” is included on a list of “prohibited political activities” on Stanford’s Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) website, and has been for the duration of SCR’s endorsement campaign.