The first annual Stanford First Generation and/or Low Income (FLI) Conference was held this past weekend from March 2 to 4. Around 250 students and school administrators from Stanford and other elite universities including Duke and UC Berkeley participated in the conference, which was based around the theme of “uplifting voices.”
PostsMore, a new website launched last month by three undergraduates, aims to better connect Stanford students by consolidating a number of student-facing services that are currently spread across a disparate set of popular social platforms, or cease to exist at all. The site, created by Curtis Staples ’20, Akshay Kalose ’20 and Ethan Aldrich ’21, includes features to help students meet new people across campus, organize rideshares and offer academic advice to their peers, among others.
A student ambassador program is launching at the Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) this quarter to expand the office’s volunteer network and outreach.
Workers were told that the stickers’ message, “Respect and fair workload,” was “disparaging of Stanford” and thus went against a union-University agreement. Union representatives called requests to remove the stickers a violation of workers’ rights.
The Undergraduate Senate will implement new funding procedures by winter quarter to divide the current Standard Grants system into two categories – Standard Grants and Quick Grants. This will make for three separate categories of student group funding in total, in addition to the existing Annual Grants process, which will remain unchanged.
Self-proclaimed Islamophobe Robert Spencer’s upcoming visit to campus by invitation from Stanford College Republicans (SCR) sparked debate on free speech and inclusivity among faculty and students.
In its eighth meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate approved funding requests from student groups, deliberated general guidelines for funding and heard project updates from individual senators.
The group aims to initiate a collaborative project with a writing component as their first undertaking, bringing together group members and incarcerated people in the creative effort.
This year, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Elections Commission has made substantial revisions to the elections process, most notably with the introduction of Qualtrics, an online platform that the University uses for administrative surveys. For the first time, individualized links to ballots will be sent to each student’s email. Other additions to the voting process include reminder tables on voting days, hosted debates for the executive slates and dinner discussions between voters and candidates.
The Constitutional Council ruled 5-0 in favor of Band and KZSU, affirming that student groups have the right to petition a Senate funding rejection if the funding request lays outside of the Senate’s funding guidelines.
The ASSU Constitutional Council heard arguments from Band, KZSU and ASSU on whether the Senate violated its constitution by denying voluntary student organizations (VSOs) the right to petition for Annual Grants that violate the Senate’s funding guidelines.
The launch of a new organization called Indivisible Stanford marks another outlet for students to act against the Trump administration — this time stemming from the law student community, which some say has become more politically active in recent weeks.
Laurence Tubiana is a French economist, diplomat, and professor who served as French ambassador at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, where the latest global agreement on climate change was negotiated.
In their Tuesday night meeting meeting, the 18th Undergraduate Senate tabled the “Full House” Bill and discussed a bill to set up a joint committee on sexual violence with the Graduate Student Council.