Current ASSU Executive Chief of Staff Emma Ogiemwanye ’12 will be stepping down in January to spend winter quarter abroad. The ASSU is “in the process of selecting someone to fill [the] role for winter quarter,” Ogiemwanye said in an email to The Daily.
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate discussed the proposed New York City campus and was updated on several ASSU Executive programs at its meeting on Tuesday evening.
The ASSU has offered to subsidize residence-financed trips to Saturday’s football game at the University of Southern California (USC) last weekend. Students’ whose trips, which were individually organized, or not officially financed by residences, are not eligible for ASSU sponsorship.
The ASSU and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) are forming a working group to review use of the Old Union complex following a preliminary report that stated Old Union is not serving the Stanford community to its full potential.
The ASSU recently approved its budget for the 2011-2012 academic year, with major changes occurring in its appropriations for discretionary funding. Presidential discretionary spending rose by 31 percent and Graduate Student Council (GSC) discretionary spending swelled by 83 percent under the new budget.
Four weeks into autumn quarter, the ASSU’s Community Action Board (CAB) remains in its “quiet change” stage, according to ASSU Vice President Stewart Macgregor-Dennis ’13.
The ASSU Executive recently announced it has completed over 25 percent of its platform. The announcement came in a campus-wide email ASSU President Michael Cruz ’12 sent on behalf of the Executive on Monday, Oct. 10.
The 13th Undergraduate Senate discussed at length the particulars of the ASSU budget, especially issues regarding executive cabinet compensation, at the Senate’s marathon, three-hour meeting Tuesday night.