Following conversations with leaders in both fraternities and sororities, Residential Education (ResEd) plans to launch a new class this spring for new pledges in the Greek community. Plans to implement an educational component to the pledging process were initially met with complaints by members of the Greek community because of a cited lack of communication with ResEd.
Vaden Health Center
Stanford Blood Center, coming off its most successful “Rivals for Life” blood drive in four years, is looking to keep the momentum going in 2011 with more regular White Plaza bloodmobiles and dorm outreach. Some students, however, say they are still deterred from donating because of time and inconvenience.
A meningitis scare prompted Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, to visit Casa Italiana on Monday night after a resident was hospitalized with the rare illness. The resident, a female senior, was sent to an undisclosed hospital on Sunday for a suspected case of bacterial meningitis.
A resident in Casa Italiana has been hospitalized with a bacterial form of meningitis, according to residents and staff members of the Italian-themed Row house.
As part of a more holistic approach to food service, Stanford Dining has hired Elaine Magee as its new wellness nutritionist.
The new position is the first full-time nutritionist Stanford Dining has ever supported. Previously, Ricker dining manager Mary Duch served as Dining’s part-time nutritionist. Following the new hire, Duch will be managing Ricker full-time. Vaden Health Center also has a full-time nutritionist, Vivian Cristman, who works with students on individual dietary concerns.
The University this summer announced it would fund AlcoholEdu for four more years, citing survey results about the program “that suggest it works at Stanford.” Now, administrators are explaining the methodology behind their survey, whose results are part of a package Stanford presents to the county to keep its exemption from a local alcohol ordinance.
Hospital expansion… Parking at Vaden… Westboro and the First Amendment… Oakland streetcar… Peace conference… Arizona students… Sharks… Robin Lopez… Don’t sit there… Graduate honors… Big Game scenario… Stanford news from around the Web for Thursday, July 15, 2010.