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.
Procedural confusion filled Room 209 of the Nitery on Tuesday night as the 20th Undergraduate Senate debated whether to confirm two nominees to the University Building Naming Committee. Senators ultimately rejected two students appointed to the committee, assembled by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne in order to apply previously-chosen principles of renaming campus landmarks christened after Junipero…
During its weekly meeting on Wednesday evening, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) debated a bill to broadly reform the ASSU constitution authored by GSC member Caleb Smith ’17 M.S. ’18. The Council also motioned to create a working group to handle mental health issues in response to the recent lawsuit against the University and addressed several procedural matters.
In its third meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate discussed the General Use Permit and funding for student groups. Before that, however, the Senate held a closed session that lasted approximately 40 minutes.
After years of heated debate over how the University should collect information about students’ experiences with sexual misconduct and other issues, Stanford will conduct the Association of American Universities (AAU) survey in the spring of 2019, Provost Persis Drell announced in a “Notes from the Quad” post on Wednesday.
In its 28th and final meeting on Tuesday night, the 19th Undergraduate Senate certified the Twenty-One, Twenty-Fun slate as sophomore class presidents and Matt Wigler ’18 as the final member of the incoming Senate. The sophomore class presidency had been vacant for 11 days after the election, following an investigation of alleged campaign violations. Though…
On April 14th, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections commission announced that Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Graduate School of Education Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson would be the next executives of the ASSU for the 2018-2019 academic year. Katipamula and Nelson comprised the second undergraduate-graduate slate in ASSU history.
The Shanta-Rosie slate won 61.92 percent of the vote, more than twice as much as the second place slate, which earned 27.3 percent. The winners made connecting undergraduate and graduate students a central component of their platform.
In its 27th meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate focused on the transition to its newly elected 20th Senate. The Senate also discussed a proposed bill regarding speakers invited to campus by student groups.