Aparna Verma
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Campus responds to Trump memo on definition of gender

Following Sunday’s publication of a memo showing that the Trump administration is considering narrowing the federal definition of gender to solely sex assigned at birth, University administrators reaffirmed Stanford’s support for all gender identities. Multiple student groups also responded to the possibility of redefinition.

Samantha Bee to young women: ‘Be busy, be nimble’

Comedian, political commentator and television host Samantha Bee addressed gender equity in the workplace, hiring diversity and sexual harassment in an on-campus talk last Friday. Hosted by Stanford Live, Bee spoke in conversation with Stanford sociology professor and Clayman Institute of Gender Research Director Shelley Correl.

New website crowdsources data on autism diagnoses

Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine recently developed a crowdsourcing tool to map locations across the globe where autism is prevalent. The tool, GapMap, aims to pinpoint which communities require more resources in order to diagnose and treat those with autism.

Community associates foster community amongst graduate students

Graduate community associates (CAs) tackle the unique challenges of building community among graduate students living on campus. CAs, much like resident assistants (RAs) for undergraduate students, live in community halls and are a resource to fellow students. However, they work with a more decentralized and self-sufficient residential community.

GSC discusses inauguration day event, approves dance

Dean Chahim, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, spoke about Rally the Resistance, an event taking place on Meyer Green lawn Friday at 11:30 a.m. in order to “stand in opposition to the rhetoric and policies of the President Elect and his administration” according to its Facebook page.

Graduate Student Council deliberates public health concerns and housing, parking shortages

At Tuesday’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) meeting, members met with several University officials to collectively address student concerns of the new construction project in Escondido Village. Officials also responded to an appeal filed by graduate students to Santa Clara County. A few issues raised in the appeal were concerns of community and worker health safety pertaining…
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