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Urban Studies Major Munira Alimire Sworn in as President of ASSU

Jun 4 2020

By Alex Kekauoha

The Stanford student body has elected sophomore Munira Alimire and junior Vianna Vo as president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of Stanford University for the 2020-21 academic year. Their election comes amid historic global challenges that threaten day-to-day life for Stanford students.

“In the past few weeks, it has become clear, now more than ever, that strong student advocacy is needed to pull together our community,” Vo said. “We have witnessed firsthand the tremors that run through our community when acts of injustice are committed, on-campus or at-large.”

Alimire and Vo take office as the nation reels from a tumultuous week of demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. In cities across the country, Americans took to the streets to protest racial injustices. This comes after almost three-months of shelter-in-place orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has completely transformed life for Stanford students.

 

(Image credit: Courtesy Vianna Vo)