Since February, the Undergraduate Senate (UGS) handed 16 resolutions, overlaying subjects from earthquake aid to assist for graduate pupil employees. Right here’s a breakdown of every of the resolutions the governing physique has handed previously two months.
Decision to Handle Pupil Textbook Prices
In its Feb. 16 assembly, UGS unanimously handed a decision launched by Diego Kagurabadza ’25 and Gurmenjit Bahia ’24 to pledge as much as $3,500 to buy new books for the FLI Library to be able to “assist college students most impacted by prohibitive textbook prices.”
Decision Addressing Police Violence
Following a January incident the place a Stanford College Division of Public Security (SUDPS) officer drew a gun on a Black man, the UGS handed a decision 7-2-1 to deal with police violence on campus, authored by Ritwik Tati ’25, Josie Amoo ’25 and Bahia. The decision referred to as for motion in alignment with suggestions by the June 2020 Group Board on Public Security, in addition to reallocation of SUDPS funding to psychological well being assets, group growth, transportation and violence-prevention applications.
Invoice to Affirm Jane Hernandez as Senator Kyle Becerra’s Proxy
Jane Hernandez ’24 was unanimously confirmed on Feb 16 to function the Proxy for Senator Kyle Becerra ’24 for the rest of winter quarter.
Decision to Handle Earthquake in Turkey & Syria
Following lethal magnitude 7.8 and seven.5 earthquakes in Turkey and Syria in February, the UGS unanimously handed a decision Feb 16 in assist of Turkish and Syrian college students. The decision, co-sponsored by the Stanford Turkish Pupil Affiliation, referred to as for publicization of pupil organizations’ aid efforts and for the College to extend the provision of identity-specific psychological well being assets.
UGS Senate Invoice Winter 2023
The UGS accepted the positions of the next members of the Affiliation as representatives of the Affiliation on College committees for the 2022-2023 time period:
|Sydney Kaminski||Committee for the Evaluation of Undergraduate Majors|
|Allex Desronvil||Judicial Panel Pool|
|John Humphries||Judicial Panel Pool|
|Dante Danelian||Judicial Panel Pool|
|Claire Rosenfield||Judicial Panel Pool|
|Catherine Xiang||Undergraduate Housing Advisory Committee (UHAC)|
|Mary Lee||Committee for the Evaluation of Undergraduate Majors|
|Emma Cuddy||Judicial Panel Pool|
Invoice To Approve ASSU Librarian Appointment
The UGS unanimously accepted Jackline Wambua ’25 because the ASSU Librarian on Feb. 28.
Decision On Annual Grant Standing For The Leland Stanford Junior College Marching Band
The UGS handed a decision on March 2 to deal with claims that the Band improperly used ASSU funding. The decision, co-written by Marc Huerta ’24, Amira Dehmani ’24 and Diego Kagurabadza ’25, referred to as for an audit of the Band to be accomplished no later than June 30 and required the Band to work with the Workplace of Pupil Engagement (OSE) to return to voluntary pupil group (VSO) standing earlier than receiving funding in future fiscal years. The decision acknowledged that if the Band doesn’t return to its VSO standing, it should as an alternative obtain funding from the Division of Athletics, Bodily Schooling and Recreation (DAPER) or different College assets.
The UGS additionally referred to as for the Band to carry a democratic election open to its complete membership for the roles of managing the group and its funds.
Invoice To Amend The Declaration Of Intent Timeline For Spring Common Elections
The UGS voted to maneuver the deadline to declare candidacy for the spring ASSU Common Elections to Friday, March 17 at 5 p.m. from March 10.
Decision To Cut back Charges For Pupil Teams Renting Campus Areas
In a decision co-authored by Huerta, Ishaan Singh ’24 and Kevin Malaekeh ’25, the UGS unanimously referred to as for the abolition of charges for pupil teams to lease outside venues together with Previous Union Courtyard or White Plaza.
Invoice to Set up Umbrella Recognition Course of
The UGS unanimously handed a invoice written by Kagurabadza on April 4 that addressed an absence of recognition for teams of a number of VSOs that acquired funding as a single “Umbrella Group.” The invoice established that the applying for Annual Grant funding by one group throughout the Umbrella Group would suffice for the Group’s recognition within the subsequent 12 months.
Decision to Undertake the Lengthy Vary Planning Committee Report (SURPAS)
On April 4, the UGS unanimously handed a decision written by Dehmani to ascertain a proper approach for the College to include extra suggestions from postdocs. The decision acknowledged that in contrast to undergraduate and graduate college students, postdocs haven’t any approach of elevating a subject to the College Senate. Thus, the UGS referred to as for the College Senate to assist postdocs as outlined within the Lengthy Vary Planning Report.
Decision to Condemn the Violence Towards Sikhs and Violation of Rights in Punjab
In a decision co-sponsored by the Sikh Pupil Affiliation at Stanford (SSA) and written by Bahia, the UGS addressed on April 11 a latest rise in anti-Sikh hate crimes within the US. The UGS acknowledged that they stand in assist of Sikh college students on campus and referred to as for the College to assist the SSA and different pupil organizations with members impacted and their advocacy efforts.
Decision To Assist Service Employee And Graduate Pupil Housing And Transportation Wants
The UGS handed a decision on April 11 to deal with lengthy commutes by service employees at Stanford, written by Mikayla Tillery ’25 and co-sponsored by Gabriel Frank-McPheter ’26 on behalf of the Simply Transitions Coverage Lab. The decision referred to as for the College to increase night time and weekend Marguerite protection, create a Marguerite line to East Palo Alto, assist growth of the vanpool program and create extra reasonably priced or backed housing for service employees.
Invoice To Change The Construction Of The ASSU Nominations Fee
On April 18, the UGS unanimously accepted a invoice written by members of the ASSU Nominations Fee to ascertain extra environment friendly and clear illustration of scholars on College committees.
Invoice to Certify the Outcomes of the 2023 ASSU Spring Common Election
On April 25, the UGS unanimously licensed the outcomes of the 2023 ASSU elections, aside from this 12 months’s UGS races due to the standing of the case Election Commissioner v. Chen (2023), the place Ivy Chen ‘26 confronted prices of violating ASSU marketing campaign finance guidelines.
C12 Decision: Judicial Constitution
By a vote of 6-2-4, the UGS additionally voted in favor of the Stanford Judicial Constitution of 2023 on April 25, which makes use of a “clear and convincing proof” customary to cost a pupil of honor code violations, whereas searching for to contemplate each restorative justice and procedural effectivity. The vote got here on the heels of declining to approve the up to date Honor Code and proctoring proposal.