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Abigail Schott-Rosenfield
Abigail Schott-Rosenfield '18 is a news staff writer and graduate student outreach strategist at the Daily. Contact her at aschott 'at'

Civilization and its disconsents

Appearances to the contrary, consent politics is based not on “radical openness” but on occlusion. It systematically obscures the real conditions that make it impossible for us to own our bodies, by shutting down attempts to inquire into those conditions and become partisans for change.

Petition against night hours for Engineering Quad janitors

Janitors in the Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ) recently had their hours changed from regular daytime hours to middle-of-the-night shifts without a wage increase, according to the Student and Labor Alliance (SALA). SALA, a student group dedicated to supporting workers on campus, is calling the change a workers’ rights abuse and is currently circulating a…

ASSU Execs reflect on past year

Though this has been, at times, a tumultuous year for the Stanford community, according to the current ASSU Executives Elizabeth Woodson ’15 and Logan Richard ’15, they will leave office confident that the work they did to address mental health issues, sexual assault and funding reform will have a lasting impact.

Q&A with Liodakis and Jones

Nikos Liodakis ’16, a management science and engineering major, and Dottie Jones ’16, a history and psychology double major, decided to run together because they represent different sides of campus and different Stanford experiences and hope to bring those together in achieving their goals next year. They have three main goals: redefine mental and sexual health, reform funding for student groups and restore campus unity. The Daily sat down with them to talk about these goals and their perspectives on Stanford.

Students learn liberation theology in Nicaragua

In a ramshackle farmhouse doubling as a church, Stanford students and Nicaraguan peasants stood side by side, waiting to receive an unusual communion. The altar was a beat-up blue table draped in a simple white cloth. The villagers couldn’t afford wine, so the blood of Christ was missing. There was no priest to bless the…

J Street U Stanford conflicts with national J Street organization

Since February’s ASSU vote to support divestment from corporations profiting from alleged human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine, the heated campus debate over the conflict has died down. But the conversation is just beginning for J Street U Stanford, a pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-two-state solution advocacy group. Julia Daniel ’17, J Street U Stanford co-president,…

Some families can’t afford Parents’ Weekend travel

Alex Paramo ‘18 would have liked for his family to join him on campus this Parents’ Weekend, but unfortunately, that was out of the question. The flight from his home state of Illinois plus the cost of overnight accommodations was prohibitively expensive. Paramo is one of many students whose parents face financial barriers to making…

Students, faculty adapt to MCAT changes

The revised version of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scheduled to be released this April will place greater emphasis on biochemistry and the social sciences. The revised MCAT is a step towards a new and improved “premedical paradigm” that integrates scientific and social fields of study, said Stanford associate professor Donald Barr M.S. ’89,…

Stanford Amnesty International seeks non-exclusive activism

With the divestment movement pushing human rights into the campus spotlight, one organization has staked out a position firmly in the middle of the discussion. During last Tuesday’s meeting of Stanford Amnesty International, a chapter of a worldwide organization that campaigns for human rights, the group discussed the role they want to take in Stanford’s…
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