The brief moment of fame the Stanford in Washington (SIW) students and their cutouts enjoyed was not the only way this year’s election has affected their experience in the nation’s capital. In fact, for most SIW students, the election was the satisfying culmination of a quarter of political mania.
President Barack Obama’s recent announcement of his support for gay marriage was a natural step for his presidential campaign, according to Stanford community observers. Several Hoover fellows and students weighed in on the announcement, its timing and its implications for the upcoming election.
Stanford School of Medicine is one of 130 universities and colleges to sign a pledge promising to devote more of its resources towards improving the health care of military service members and their families, according to a White House press release. First Lady Michelle Obama announced the pledge last Wednesday during a speech at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Stanford will lower its standard of proof for sexual-assault cases and open the appeals process to alleged victims in response to guidelines released to universities last week by the Obama administration.