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Senate sets goals for 2018-2019

In its second meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate discussed individual and committee goals for their upcoming term. The group approved all quick grant requests for several student organizations, including Stanford Women in Design, Arab Students Association and Society of Black Scientists and Engineers. The Senate first heard a report from ASSU Executive Shanta Katipamula ’19,…

In ASSU executive debate, slates disagree on undergraduate representation on Title IX panels, methods of enacting change

On Sunday, Apr. 8, two of the three executive slates running for the 2018-2019 ASSU presidency and vice presidency participated in a debate co-hosted by The Stanford Daily and KZSU. Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson (the Shanta-Rosie slate) debated Khaled Aounallah ’19 and Michael Ocon ’20 (the Khaled-Ocon slate) for approximately an hour while KZSU’s Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 and The Daily’s Yasmin Samrai ’21 moderated.

Campaign to make Memorial Church a ‘sanctuary church’ meets obstacles

Campus group Stanford Sanctuary Now (SSN) has been working to establish Memorial Church a “sanctuary church” for the undocumented community at Stanford, following the lead of churches around the United States that have promised to shelter undocumented immigrants fearing deportation in response to the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration in…

Faculty join the fight to protect undocumented community members

A group of Stanford students and faculty have joined forces in an ongoing effort to make Stanford a safer place for undocumented immigrants. Galvanized by the election of President Donald Trump last November, student group Stanford Sanctuary Now (SSN) demanded that Stanford protect all students and staff at risk of deportation by keeping their immigration status private and providing them with legal assistance. In recent weeks, faculty members have also taken up SSN’s cause.