“Stanford is complicit in the climate crisis” and “Dear Stanford, it’s time to prioritize our futures over your profit” were among a myriad of messages posted on large banners across White Plaza on Friday afternoon during Fossil Free Stanford’s second peaceful sit-in of the year. The group, which has been active on campus since 2012, is demanding that the University divest from fossil fuels by Earth Day 2020.
More than two decades ago, then-Stanford undergraduate Julián Castro ’96 could not hide his disdain for his peers’ indifference to politics. In an op-ed he penned for The Daily, the ambitious young Latino described his experience of watching students who hesitated to sign his petition to run for Undergraduate Senate.
Karlan’s oral argument was the first of the court’s new term. The case is a consolidation of two, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, both of which address the fundamental question as to whether Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination based on a person’s sex also includes sexual orientation.