Author Archive - Dan

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Keep it civil, please

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

DeLong's email attacking SMD

Dan Ashton is the current deputy chair of the ASSU Senate.

Mudslinging began in the ASSU Presidential race even before TUSB could blog about the race.

In the included email to students, Daniel DeLong personally attacked current ASSU Vice-President Stewart MacGregor-Dennis when discussing an unbiased event for the upcoming elections.

The context makes it worse: DeLong and SMD are probably running against each other next year.* The attack was, in effect, a negative campaign message.

An apology was issued by DeLong later the same day, saying that he never wished to “tarnish the reputation” of SMD.

[EDIT: removed additional commentary about the apology]

I hope everyone remembers that in a STUDENT Government, student body unification — not divisiveness — is the ultimate goal.

As a result, I really hope this is the last personal attack we see.


Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

With over a thousand attendees annually, Snowchella is “one of the most widely attended events on campus.” For anyone that missed out on Coachella tickets (I did too…screw all scalpers), you can join Stanford students at Snowchella for free. If you did manage to get a Coachella ticket then you can still go to Snowchella, but I like you less.

It’s one of the biggest events of the year, it’s for a great cause, and it’s completely free.

Saturday at 9:30 PM: If you’re looking to get past the typical weekend frat parties, then Snowchella is for you. Hosted by Sigma Nu and Kappa, the event this year is also funded by the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education, ResEd, SCN, and ISC.

No alcohol at the show, SUIDs required, tons of fun.

Two years ago, Snowchella had Young the Giant and Chiddy Bang perform (before they were famous. The hipsters loved it).

This year, they’ll have Bassjackers, After the Smoke, and MYNDSET.

If you’d like to donate to SIC (over $4000 collected at the time of writing), please visit this link.

The End of IHUM

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for…the death of IHUM.

Proof that IHUM kids were people too.

In its report published today, the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) has proposed drastic changes to the education of a Stanford undergraduate:

  • the creation of SLE-like dorms with different themes
  • a drastic change to the breadth requirements
  • “Helix courses” (find out more here)
  • the elimination of IHUM (huzzah!)
  • mandatory Frosh IntroSems
  • increased quantity of service-learning courses