A Title IX investigation of potential violations of sexual harassment, consensual sexual and romantic relationships and/or code of conduct policies was initiated into Marty Stepp’s conduct in May. He resigned last week, with the investigation still underway.
A foundation connected to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made a contribution to Stanford, directed to the physics department, four years before the ultra-wealthy financier pleaded guilty to prostitution charges.
After months of delays and student activists’ efforts, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, a local food bank whose website says it feeds a tenth of Silicon Valley’s population, will deliver food to Stanford’s campus on three pilot dates. Monday is the first delivery, with the others planned for Sept. 23 and Oct. 28.
Kappa Alpha’s sanctions include the loss of its residence at 664 Lomita for at least two years, and a requirement to provide restitution to the University for the rent that would have been paid by students it housed there without approval.
Cooling will be turned off in buildings on the University’s chilled water system other than hospitals, “life safety areas,” classrooms where students will take finals and certain venues with events scheduled.
A visiting scholar in the economics department, Kurt Mitman, is registered as a sex offender for his 2004 assault of a 14-year-old boy. The University will permit him to serve the remainder of his appointment, until its scheduled June 30 end date, with certain restrictions.
Vaden Health Center pharmacy will be operated as Walgreens at Vaden beginning June 24. Vaden’s executive director Jim Jacobs attributes the decision to wanting to broaden the pharmacy’s insurance participation, and to give students access to Walgreens’ nationwide network of drugstores.
An international engineering student lives in a van to avoid high housing prices. Part two in The Daily’s graduate student affordability series.