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Editorial Board: Three proposals in staff selection, row staffing and resident fellow feedback

SELECTION 101: The selection process, that is, the process by which residences select their staff members for the next academic year, is notoriously rigorous. The process begins in early January and extends into March, when offers are made. The weeks in between are packed with interviews and ambiguities, as houses “drop” some applicants — without…

It’s time to change the PHE and RCC roles

Some traditions have been around for so long that inertia makes it difficult to significantly alter them in any meaningful way. This phenomenon has presented problems for Stanford’s residential staff roles: resident assistants (RAs), peer health educators (PHEs) and resident computer consultants (RCCs). The responsibilities and job structure in place for each of these positions…

Editorial Board endorses Executive slate and 12 Senate candidates

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce the endorsement of the Justice & Vicki slate for Executive and 12 candidates for Senate. Please see below for our reasoning behind each decision. (Photos by SHERIDAN REA/The Stanford Daily)   Executive endorsement: Justice Tention ’18 and Vicki Niu ’18 Proposing to enact important but achievable measures in the areas…

A call for transparency from Stanford’s administration

Stanford can sometimes seem more like a carefully constructed political system than an institution for higher learning. Its choice of leadership is only indirectly guided by student preferences. There’s a constant balancing act between guaranteeing the financial health of the institution and reflecting the beliefs and interests of its people. And indirect communication has fostered…