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Letter to the community: Thank you for recognizing and affirming the veteran community

Thank you, Senator Matthew Wigler, and the whole of the 20th Undergraduate Senate for passing the recent Resolution to Better Serve Veterans at Stanford. Your unanimous vote affirming student veterans is momentous and reflects great credit on the character and culture of the Senate and students it represents. Your comprehensive resolution, if acted upon, will increase meaningful diversity, enrich the education of all students, and ensure veterans become a more visibly valued component of Stanford’s extraordinary community.

Editorial Board: A murky future for the Undergraduate Senate

This spring, The Daily interviewed and reviewed the platforms of 17 candidates running for the position of ASSU Undergraduate Senator. Of them, we ultimately decided to endorse six — roughly a third of our applicant pool. However, our vetting process revealed a concerning level of dissonance between many candidates’ perception of the Senate, as well as institutional processes, and the realities of how student government functions and interfaces with the University at-large. We suspect this dissonance is precisely what feeds into what is widely considered to be an inefficient and uninformed elected Senate.

Letter to the editor on Gabriel Knight

Editors: The vilification of Gabriel Knight is deplorable. The scorn he has endured should instead have been directed at the resolution, a part of which he questioned. This episode discredits the intellectual integrity of those who have impugned Mr. Knight’s character and mischaracterized his remarks. Mr. Knight’s supposed speech crime occurred during ASSU Senate debate of the Resolution…