Flood of Letters about Searsville Dam | The Beyond Searsville Dam coalition has been sending thousands of letters to the University and two federal regulatory agencies urging removal of the dam, which advocacy groups say block migration routes for the endangered steelhead trout. The Daily covered the Searsville Dam in May.
A Helping Hand | Pediatrics professor Paul Wisediscusses his three-week trip to Guatemala with two Stanford medical students to give pediatric care to poverty-stricken regions.
Overheard | “A settlement doesn’t establish any law,” said law professor Hank Greely, in an article about the settlement arising from a case of a teacher’s comment in the classroom about homosexuality.
Nelson Mandela provided a vision and a moral compass, not only for South Africa, but for the world. Celebrating his life is to refuse to accept that inequality is normal, that injustice can be tolerated, and that addressing poverty, ignorance, and disease in so much of the world is someone else’s responsibility.
Currently, in the state of California, transgender students’ rights are in contention. It is our responsibility as community members to become educated about transgender issues. Challenge yourself to think critically about how our society systematically discriminates against those who do not conform to gender norms.