Support independent, student-run journalism.

Your support helps give staff members from all backgrounds the opportunity to conduct meaningful reporting on important issues at Stanford. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Senate talks new campus center, ex-officio member

In the eighth meeting of the 20th Undergraduate Senate, Director of Student Unions and Operations Jeanette Smith-Laws spoke about a proposal to construct a new campus center.

Senator Matthew Wigler ’19 also proposed a bill to make Tim Vrakas ’21 an ex-officio Senator, a member who has the privileges of a Senator but cannot vote. Vrakas lost the 15th Senate seat to Wigler in the 2018 Senate elections after invocation of the upperclass district, but has since remained a regular attendee at Senate meetings.

Senate rejects nomination of non-Native renaming committee members, appoints Randolph as election commissioner  

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…

GSC talks ASSU reforms, mental health

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.