The three bills request Hoover’s inclusion in the University’s IDEAL survey, restructure ASSU joint committees and implement the amendments passed by the student body in the spring election.
The 22nd Undergraduate Senate passed its first bill to reform Senate’s standing committees’ bylaws. Senators also discussed a new bill introduced by Senator Jonathan Lipman ’21 which would request that the Hoover Institution be included in the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Community (IDEAL) dashboard.
Provost Persis Drell presented on the 2019-20 University budget plan at Thursday afternoon Faculty Senate meeting. She described the financial calculus behind the 2.1 percent endowment payout for the upcoming fiscal year and described Stanford’s financial priorities as reflected by the allocation of general funds.
At its second meeting of its term, the Senate discussed a bill that would strike the standing committees and completed several housekeeping items.
After swearing to uphold the values of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU), the 21st Undergraduate Senate elected senate positions during their inaugural meeting
In the Thursday’s Faculty Senate, Provost Persis Drell summarized the financial position of the University’s endowment and a controversial recent decision to turn down a request from the campus publishing house, Stanford University Press, for additional funds. The Senate later deliberated over the state of graduate student education and affordability.
At the last meeting of the 20th Undergraduate Senate, senators unanimously passed a bill certifying election results for the next term, continued discussion of a bill regarding the Associated Students of Stanford University’s (ASSU) role in free speech and passed a resolution standing in solidarity with the victims of police brutality on Yale’s campus.
During the meeting, Senators voted on and unanimously passed two pieces of legislation, one of which confirmed Saturday’s preliminary election results. Additionally, two new bills, regarding campus free speech, were introduced and the bill on electoral reform, introduced at the last Senate meeting, was further discussed.