Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, an advocate, mentor and friend to generations of Chicano and Latino students at Stanford, passed away at age 67 last week at Stanford Hospital, having battled lung cancer since August.
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“The Dream Is Now” campaign, led by philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs MBA ’91, solicits student pressure on Congress to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.
Emanuel Pleitez ’05, chief strategy officer at Los Angeles-based technology company Spokeo, is a candidate in the city’s mayoral race. With primaries scheduled for today, The Daily spoke with Pleitez about his motives in running for mayor, his platform and strategy and how his campaign has been influenced by his time at Stanford.
In the two years since El Centro Chicano first began hosting clinical services provided by the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the initiative has received extensive student usage, according to students and administrators.
When it was founded in 1891, Stanford was ahead of its time: The school did not charge tuition fees, it admitted women and it had no religious affiliation. There were Asian American and Native American students in the first classes. But despite these measures, Stanford was, for the first 70 years of its history, overwhelmingly male – and even more overwhelmingly white.
The University has recently launched a series of focus groups with students to gain feedback about the state of Stanford’s student unions.
Thanks to an anonymous donation, El Centro Chicano was able to honor an outstanding student from the sophomore, junior and senior classes at its inaugural Chicano and Latino Community Scholar Convocation on Thursday afternoon in Memorial Church.