"We were really hoping to find a way to do the show in a way that would promote dialogue and not hurt people, but it would not be possible. None of us wanted to feel responsible for hurting other students or making them feel attacked in a place that's supposed to be their home."
When the polls opened today, Nov. 4, 36 Senate seats were on the ballot. The current Senate count is 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans, but most major news organizations and forecasters predict that the Republican Party is likely to regain the majority. The outcome will depend on eight toss-up seats: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire and North Carolina.
The Constitutional Case Finley v. Undergraduate Senate was heard by the ASSU Constitutional Council on Oct. 22 at Old Union. The Constitutional Council, chaired by Geo Saba '15, heard the arguments of John Lancaster Finley '16 and Senate Chair Ben Holston '15, who was representing the Undergraduate Senate.
With the deadline to complete the opt-out waiver for the activities fee passing on Monday, the ASSU’s buffer fund came back into focus for the Undergraduate Senate.
The Forbes Family Cafe will announce its opening date after inspections are completed in the next week or two.
Members of Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a public protest last week in White Plaza. On the steps of the stage across from Tresidder Union, students used chalk to write the names and ages of children killed in the Israel-Gaza conflict that unfolded over the summer.
The LGBT Community Resources Center (LGBT-CRC) introduced a new program this year called Flourish, geared to help LGBT and questioning students maintain mental and physical wellbeing.
Steve Ballmer, ex-CEO of Microsoft, will be teaching a course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the fall. Ballmer will co-teach a class called "Leading Organizations" along with The Economics of Technology Professor Susan Athey.
A large assortment of 1980s era punk rock posters is now housed in Green Library Special Collections. Part of the Tom Law San Francisco Bay Area Punk and Rock Handbill and Poster Collection, the cache of original concert posters had been gathered by San Francisco resident Tom Law during the late 1970s and 1980s.
Vassar College Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Kiese Laymon and New York Times writer Margalit Fox were recently awarded Stanford's Saroyan Prize for International Writing. The prize, which is administered every two years by Stanford University Libraries, awards $5,000 to each winner of the fiction and non-fiction categories.
The Office of Residential Education (ResEd) is offering a new source of funding to encourage discussions of religion and race within dorms.
A new freshman requirement designed to replace the often-criticized Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) program will feature a lower student-to-faculty ratio and a much more diverse course offering, according to University administrators involved in its creation. However, with the program’s debut only a week away, department chairs are still assessing how this change in academic policy will affect their operations.