Bikal Sharma ’24 will serve as the new student body vice president, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) executive cabinet announced Tuesday. Sharma’s appointment has been confirmed by the Undergraduate Senate and is currently awaiting a two-thirds majority confirmation from the Graduate Student Council.
The Undergraduate Senate unanimously passed a resolution to alter its leadership structure and confirmed this year’s election results at Monday’s meeting.
Senator Lenny DeFoe ’21 brought up athletic event policies and the on-campus parade held for the women's basketball championship: "If an event like that can happen ... then commencement should follow in pursuit or some form of it,” he said.
Around 40% of survey respondents currently say that Greek life should be abolished, and 16% say Greek life should “lose privileged housing.”
The resolution asks the University to consider implementing a campus-wide internal carbon price and to publicly make a statement in support of carbon pricing on Earth Day.
Amid COVID-19 and limited opportunities for socialization, teams set aside time for socializing outside of practices to facilitate friendships and worked on smaller video projects.
The resolution asks that R&DE “suspend their current process reassigning students” currently on campus for the winter quarter so that they don’t have to move over spring break.
Stanford administration announced plans to have multiple all-sophomore residences starting fall quarter of the 2021-22 academic year in an email sent to frosh.
Senators also reviewed a resolution against rehousing students for the spring quarter and made plans to discuss University communication and Opportunity Fund resources in an upcoming meeting with Vice Provost of Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole.
Frosh council is facilitating community among frosh amid the pandemic through weekly socials dubbed "Frosh Fridays."
“I'm pretty tired and fatigued in general, pretty anxious in general and we're also in week eight,” Senate Chair Micheal Brown ’22 said, emphasizing that senators should keep the context of the election and pandemic in mind while creating goals for the rest of the year. “This moment … really matters,” Brown said.
The project, which was co-founded in April by law professor Nate Persily J.D. ’88 and MIT political science professor Charles Stewart III A.M. ’82 Ph.D ’85, produces research reports and resources to ensure elections “proceed with integrity, safety, and equal access” during the pandemic.
Students asked the University for an expansion of Opportunity Fund eligibility, academic accommodations and a more concrete response to anti-Black racism at a listening session hosted by the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) and Student Affairs on Wednesday. With about 30 audience members in attendance, panelists included Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole,…
Undergraduate senators debated urging the University to eliminate the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) exam as a requirement for graduate studies admissions at their Thursday meeting. The senators discussed five resolutions passed by the Graduate Student Council (GSC) but did not pass any resolutions or bills of their own.