Long-term planning, freedom of speech, research funding and sexual assault were prominent topics during a wide-ranging “town hall” discussion hosted by University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell on Wednesday as part of their efforts to increase their communication with the Stanford community.
In a statement released Tuesday morning, Stanford denounced the Trump administration’s “shameful” decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected about 800,000 young adult undocumented immigrants from deportation to date.
Stanford leaders responded Tuesday to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville with a letter to students and postdoctoral scholars affirming that “racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry are antithetical to the values of our country and contrary to the fundamental ideals of Stanford.”
At its June meeting, the Board of Trustees approved what the Board chair called a “very conservatively constructed” University budget for the coming fiscal year as well as a three-year plan for investment in facilities that is largely devoted to growing housing.
Some students and their advisors say the Office of Community Standards’ process for resolving misconduct allegations can be unnecessarily burdensome and still must do more to protect students’ rights. Meanwhile, judicial panelists say they lack the training to rule confidently in specialized cases.
The Daily overviews Counseling and Psychological Services’s (CAPS’) system and examines CAPS’ mixed success on two fronts: addressing long waits for care and expanding resources geared toward specific communities at Stanford.
Michael Tubbs ’12 M.A. ’12, the youngest ever and first African-American mayor of Stockton, has received Stanford’s first Ira D. Hall Under 30 Service Award, a new honor recognizing commitment to the community among black Stanford alumni.
Alexander spent 18 years teaching documentary filmmaking to Stanford graduate students before retiring in 1988. He died on May 7.