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Dear Stanford Community,

Happy Week 8! As we prepare for Thanksgiving break, here's an update on the work that our team has been doing. Continue reading to learn about affordable ways to travel during the break, upcoming opportunities for student engagement, and new resources for your use. As always, feel free to email us with any feedback or questions you might have!
Airport Shuttles
The flyer features an image of an airplane wing with the text: “SSS Thanksgiving Airport Shuttles: Reserve Tickets Now!” SFO departures are 11/23 at 7am, 9:15am, and 11:30am, and SJC departures are 11/24 at 7am, 9:15am, and 11:30am. Seats limited. Must have SUID.
Instead of paying for expensive Uber/Lyft rides to the airport for Thanksgiving break, book a ride on one of our airport shuttles, which we’re excited to offer in collaboration with Students for a Sustainable Stanford and the Haas Center.
 
By booking a shuttle ride, you can help us reduce CO2 emissions while cutting down on your own transportation costs. Tickets are $5 (+ $1.22 eventbrite fee) and seats are limited! Must have SUID to ride. Get your ticket now!

Shuttles will leave from Tresidder on the following days and times:
SFO Departures:
11/23 7am, 9:15am, 11:30am
11/24 7am, 9:15am, 11:30am

SJC Departures:
11/24 7am, 9:15am, 11:30am
Ethical Investment Focus Groups
Did you know that the ASSU is currently investing your money? Do you want a say in how we do it? Do you want FREE BOBA?

The ASSU is looking to change how we invest our endowment (which comes from student fees) by taking into account ethical principles that students care about. We’re holding focus groups (with free boba!) to get student feedback on what sorts of principles should guide our investments. RSVP here to participate in a focus group during Week 8 or 9! The first session is TODAY.

Focus Groups
November 11 [Monday], 5-6 PM, Arrillaga Dining Wellness Room
November 12 [Tuesday], 5-6 PM, Lakeside Dining
November 15 [Friday], 5-6 PM, Arrillaga Dining Study Room
November 18 [Monday], 5-6 PM, Nairobi Room, Graduate Community Center
November 19 [Tuesday], 5-6 PM, Nairobi Room, Graduate Community Center

 
Acts of Intolerance and Free Speech
We encourage you to help improve the way our community responds to hate by applying for the Acts of Intolerance Review Board. The committee will consider how to best address acts of intolerance and hate in our community and then make recommendations to Vice Provost Susie Brubaker-Cole and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Access Lauren Schoenthaler. Applications close on November 17th.

Additionally, we have collaborated with the Office of Community Standards to produce a new guide on freedom of speech and the Fundamental Standard to help explain how free speech intersects with the law and campus policy; we hope that this guide helps clarify some of the legalese surrounding speech on campus. 
Support the Creation of a Disability Community Center
The ASSU Disability Advocacy Committee is collecting testimonials surrounding the need for a Disability Community Center on campus. After years of advocacy, we plan on applying for the Center by the end of this quarter! A vital part of the application process is demonstrating student need, so we invite you to share your support for the Disability Community Center by filling out this form. We hope to share as many voices from the Stanford community as possible. Feel free to contact Rachel Wallstrom, Director of Disability Advocacy, at rjwall@assu.stanford.edu or talk to us while we table at White Plaza this week for Disability Awareness Week!
New Mission Statement
We and our cabinet members recently crafted a statement of purpose for the ASSU Executive Branch. Check it out below, and learn more about our work by visiting the ASSU website and liking our Facebook page!

We, the ASSU Executive Branch, strive to facilitate engagement between students, workers, faculty, staff, and the community at large. In collaboration with these groups, we act in support of community needs both on and off campus. We hold ourselves and those we work with responsible for improving and maintaining high standards of accountability and transparency.


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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