With Presidential primaries approaching, candidates are making their case on national television and Stanford students are listening, as students across campus have been organizing and attending debate watch parties.
On Tuesday night, the ASSU 17th Undergraduate Senate met in its twelfth meeting as a senate, discussing the involvement of pre-professional groups with the open membership bill as well as a bill to require Volunteer Student Organizations (VSOs) custom products purchasing through Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE). The Senate continued discussion regarding a sustainable food themed dining hall.
The Daily compiled the endorsements from eight organizations for ASSU Executive and Senate candidates.
But if we are to honor the legacy of Charlie Hebdo on campus, let us do so by discussing the state of free speech at Stanford, and by welcoming those with whom we disagree to campus with open arms and discerning minds. The value of this approach was made clear when the Westboro Baptist Church came to Stanford to preach its message of intolerance and Stanford responded by coming together to peacefully oppose the group. Only if we resolve to continue and improve Stanford’s commitment to free speech can we rightfully tweet, “je suis Charlie.”
This campus is a big world, and there are a lot of things to do. But our resources shouldn’t be seen as distractions – rather, Stanford’s strengths and intellectual firepower across the entire political spectrum are assets that we can leverage. We need to make talking politics cool, and new creations such as the Stanford Political Journal are a good start.
July 24, 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase and insodoing, marks the fifth year that Congress has ignored a glaring inequality in American society. Those seven dollars and twenty-five cents are worth less now than when enacted; even the minimum wage of 1968 — only $1.60 per hour —…
The Stanford Democrats are shifting away from an events-based structure towards a campaign-focused model for this year with the hope of creating opportunities for direct political involvement.
As students prepare to vote in this week’s ASSU elections, some voters’ decisions will be informed by candidate endorsements from influential student groups.