During her acceptance speech, Cody discussed into her role at the forefront of the Bay Area COVID-19 response, explaining that extending shelter-in-place orders was meant to prioritize equity and stressing the importance of working alongside community leaders.
The lifting of county and University restrictions comes as Stanford reported zero new positive cases on campus for the first time since October in this week’s COVID Dashboard update.
The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Elections Commission announced that all 105 annual grant applications were approved on Monday.
On Saturday and Sunday, Stanford Medicine offered vaccine doses at the Stanford Hospital atrium through walk-in appointments. These availabilities were intended only for clinical staff due to an apparent low number of vaccination appointments over the weekend, according to four Stanford Medicine researchers and faculty who either saw the situation first-hand or personally knew someone who had been vaccinated early.
The petition raised concerns with the Compact Review Panel, possibility of eviction and threat of visa loss for international students, effects on mental health and a lack of consideration for students belonging to marginalized communities.
The Basic Needs Coalition is a student-led initiative that aims to provide students access to essentials that have been made inaccessible by the COVID-19 pandemic, including food, housing and healthcare, according to their statement of purpose. As of Wednesday, the Basic Needs Fund has raised $11,615.
On Thursday, the Faculty Senate Steering Committee approved the 2020-21 academic calendar dates and a daily course meeting schedule that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Engineering professors are petitioning to reverse the 100-unit cap on majors, as imposed by the Future of the Major proposal passed by the Faculty Senate in May.
Church will succeed Harry Elam, who is leaving Stanford to become the next president of Occidental College.
On Thursday, the Faculty Senate passed both the "Future of the Major" proposal, which will require all majors to consist of between 60 and 100 units, and the proposal for a "First-Year Experience," which will involve a two-course requirement in civic, liberal and global education. Both proposals will be effective as of fall 2021.
Fall Planning Task Force co-chairs Stephanie Kalfayan and Aron Rodrigue aim to finalize their recommended course of action sometime next month.
In an announcement on the services website, Callisto users found out that their data of sexual violence reports would be deleted in June. Callisto eventually changed its decision.
After the announcement of Symone Morales as the next director of the FLI Office, students have raised concerns about the lack of input the FLI community had in the decision.
“How you treat people in a time like this, I think, speaks volumes about your character as a leader,” he said. “In crisis, there's opportunity.”
Students are asking for measures including guaranteeing summer funding, amending student housing policies and rent and providing greater support for mental health.
On-campus residential programs for this summer are cancelled, and Summer Session will be online-only, Provost Persis Drell announced Thursday afternoon. The update also described steps the University is taking to address the financial challenges posed by COVID-19.
The completion of the Escondido Village high rises will result in an additional 1200 units available for the 2020-21 school year.
Stanford's service workers' union and Stanford Students for Workers' Rights are pushing back against the proposed changes.
In its current form, the Pediatric Weight Control Program, developed over 20 years ago, uses behavioral interventions in order to address childhood obesity by helping families create a balanced diet and focus on exercise habits.