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Hey Stanford!

As we approach the final few weeks of the quarter, we want to share a number of upcoming events and opportunities for engagement that you might be interested in. If this is your first time receiving an email from the ASSU Executive, you can view our initiatives and read our past newsletters on our website. As always, we love to hear from you, and if you have any questions, feel free to email us at president@assu.stanford.edu.

In This Issue:

Comment on Stanford's Budget

The ASSU Executive will soon have the opportunity to present to the Provost's Budget Group, the University body that advises the Provost on how to allocate Stanford’s budget. Vice Provost Susie Brubaker-Cole generously gave 15 minutes of her hour with the budget group to us so that they could hear directly from students. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to have their voice heard, and so we’re asking for you to share your funding priorities with us. Please fill out this survey to share anonymous feedback with us, and feel free to email us if you want to provide more in depth suggestions.

Apply to a University Committee

The Nominations Commission (NomCom) is a body of undergraduate and graduate students charged with appointing students to various university committees, including the Board of Trustees, the Office of the President & Provost, Academic Council, and Student Affairs. It is essential that student voices shape University policies and NomCom makes this possible!

Serving on a university committee allows you to directly impact the Stanford community in unique ways. Committee members have opportunities to present their perspectives on student life and academic policies. Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply to serve on committees with open positions and you may express interest in other committees as well. Committee terms begin in the fall quarter and last for a year.

 

Applications are due Feb 25th!


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Nominations Commission team by emailing nomcom@assu.stanford.edu. View the full list of University Committees can be accessed here and apply today.

Run for an ASSU Elected Position

Are you interested in student government? Want to run for the ASSU? Now’s your chance! The candidate filing period is now open and closes February 21st at 4:59 PM

Important Dates
Petitioning Primary: 2/24/20 - 2/28/20
General Election Campaigning: 3/30/20-4/08/20

Click here to file your candidacy and check out the candidate guide for more information.

Attention all undergraduate and graduate students. Candidate filing period open now until Friday, February 21st 4:59 PM. Important dates: Petitioning primary 2/24 to 2/28. General Election campaigning 3/30 to 4/08. File to run for GSC, UGS, class president or ASSU Executive.

EARTHTONES Seeking Artists / Collaborators 

EARTHTONES (formerly known as Earth in Color) is an environmental justice and arts festival in celebration of people of color’s connection with our environment. They are currently seeking artists and collaborators to help with this year’s event. This event is led by student artists and environmental justice activists, and was first envisioned as an opportunity to re-center narratives around issues of environmental justice, Indigenous histories, and healing.

For each of the past two years, this festival has attracted over 500 students to the Stanford Farm to celebrate our intimate connections with the Earth and the student art and activism that protects it.  This year’s festival will take place on April 24th and 25th, 2020. For more information, visit the EJ Stanford Website or email ayoade@stanford.edu with any questions. 


We Are Seeking
Visual Artists
Designers
Poets, Writers, Storytellers
Musicians and DJs
Student-Led Workshops
Student Academic Work/Research
Members of the EARTHTONES Organizing Team


If you are interested in joining the team or submitting designs, please fill out this form and indicate your area(s)of interest by February 21st, 2020.

Earthtones. April 24th and 25th, 2020. Call for artistic and collaborators. Join the team or submit designs by 2/21: https://tinyurl.com/earthtones-interest
Representation, Equity, and the Census 

What is the U.S. Census? How does the Census impact our governance structures and political process? Why is ensuring an accurate count of underrepresented communities important? Join Census@Stanford for a panel discussion with Assemblymember Marc Berman of the California State Assembly and leaders from the local governments of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to learn more about the Census and its implications on society.

Thursday, February 20, 6:00-7:30pm
Stanford Law School, Room 190
RSVP HERE 

Flyer displays headshots of three individuals: Javier Aguirre ’96, director of reentry services for Santa Clara County; Assemblymember Marc Berman, California State Assembly District 24; Melissa Vergara, Community Outreach Specialist, San Mateo County office of Community Affairs. Text reads: Counting California: Representation, Equity, and the 2020 Census. Thursday, February 20, 6:00-7:30 pm. Stanford Law School, Room 190. What is the U.S. Census? How does the Census impact our governance structures and political process? Why is ensuring an accurate count of underrepresented communities important? Join us for a panel discussion with Assemblymember Marc Berman of the California State Assembly and leaders from the local governments of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to learn more about the Census and its implications on society. This event is hosted by Census@Stanford. RSVP: bit.ly/stanfordcensuspanel. Logos for the Haas Center for Public Service and Stanford Law School Election Law Project are displayed at the bottom.
Apply to Cardinal Ventures

Working on a startup idea? Want to join an accelerator with a community of top VCs, mentors, and entrepreneurs? 🚀

APPLY HERE

APPLICATIONS CLOSE TONIGHT (Feb 19th) AT 11:59 PM

Have questions? Email the team at info@cardinalventures.org.

Best,

Erica Scott, ASSU President (she/her)

Isaiah Drummond, ASSU Vice President (he/him)

Remy Gordon, ASSU Executive Chief of Staff (he/him)

 

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