At least 50 students crowded into the home of Nadeem Hussein, the dean of FroSoCo and professor of Philosophy, last Friday night for a lively discussion between Hussein and fellow acclaimed professors in the humanities Joshua Landy, Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French and director of Structured Liberal Education (SLE) and Dan Edelstein, chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL) and Resident Fellow of the Humanities House. The discussion centered around the question of “What is the point of the humanities?”.
The 22nd meeting of the Undergraduate Senate saw Senators discuss new guidelines on budget reallocation for clubs, as well as an initiative to distribute food funds to lower-income students staying on campus over spring break.
In its latest initiative against Stanford’s investment in fossil fuels, Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) is calling on the Board of Trustees to take their money out of fossil fuels – or risk losing the Class of 2016’s Senior Gift.
In its fifth meeting this quarter, the 17th Undergraduate Senate discussed a bill to rename Stanford property currently named after Junipero Serra out of respect to the Indigenous and Native American Community. In addition, an updated version of last week’s bill to abolish Senate committees saw further discussion among Senators, leading to broader conversation about the Senate’s engagement and communication with the student body.
With Stanford’s janitorial workers’ regional contract up for renegotiation this April, the Stanford Student and Labor Alliance (SALA) held an open meeting for new members last Sunday to rally support for the SEIU Local 1877 workers’ union.
In its fourth meeting this quarter, the 17th Undergraduate Senate discussed a bill to abolish Senate committees, heard updates from ASSU Executives and overruled an Election Commissions decision on student groups included on the ballot. In addition, they approved funding requests and equipment lending for student groups.
Trancos will become an all-sophomore residence next year, and Residential Education (ResEd) staff are currently preparing to transition the dorm, which is presently an all-freshmen residence.
Starting this July, the Stanford Graduate School of Business will offer a leadership program to give LGBT leaders a boost in the workplace — the first of its kind at a university level.