Following a yearlong legal battle in which a coalition of students accused Stanford’s leave of absence policies of discriminating against those with mental health disabilities, the University has agreed to treat mandatory leaves as a last resort and provide access to one quarter of on-campus housing for some students on leave.
A handful of parents who pleaded guilty in the nationwide college admissions scandal are now putting their money toward expensive outside consultants, doctors and criminologists in the hopes of securing lenient sentences, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
Students should expect to wait no more than one week for an in-person consultation with a clinician at CAPS, which has re-vamped its mental health services this year to eliminate the initial phone assessment causing delays in treatment.
Serra Mall will be renamed Jane Stanford Way in October, changing the University’s official address. The decision was recommended by an advisory committee following years of controversy over a name that honored Junipero Serra, who has been criticized for his mistreatment of Native Americans.
A woman was unwillingly lifted off of the ground and kissed on the forehead by an unknown man who ran up to her at the intersection of Campus and Galvez late Thursday night. The male suspect then asked the victim to get into his car with him; she declined and he left, according to an AlertSU Crime Alert sent to the Stanford community.
The merging of administrative oversight toward student groups and Greek life, increased mental health services and the promise of continued campus social programming were among the announcements shared in Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole’s spring quarter update to the campus community on Tuesday.
Further reductions in cooling across campus labs, offices and classrooms will be enforced today as a result of the lasting heat wave, according to an AlertSU Community Alert issued on Tuesday morning. Classrooms holding final exams will not be affected.
Comfort cooling is being reduced across several offices and other campus buildings in order to preserve the cooling capacity necessary for medical, research, data processing and other facilities “due to the unusually high current temperatures,” according to an AlertSU Community Alert sent early Monday evening.