Ambulance services will replace police in transporting “most” students to an emergency room who are on a 5150 hold, according to a Tuesday Student Affairs message.
Stanford has until Jan. 1, 2022 to align its sexual violence policies and procedures with the “common-sense” provisions of SB 493, a piece of legislation aimed at addressing sexual violence at California universities.
Stanford Missed Connections posted an anonymous message Monday night alleging that Stanford told The Daily in a statement that it was unlikely most students would return to campus during the 2020-21 academic year. Neither The Daily nor the University have any knowledge of such a message.
Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) also raised the prospect of moving the location of its food pantry pop-ups closer to Escondido Village Graduate Residences (EVGR), and the Council discussed graduate student retirement plans.
Dozens of Stanford students, faculty and alumni called on Santa Clara County to conduct a review of educational institutions’ sexual violence policies at the county’s board of supervisors meeting on Tuesday night.
“The number of students planning to live on campus was much lower than expected,” wrote Assistant Vice Provost for Residential Education Cheryl Brown in a Tuesday email, notifying the seven students who had been slated to fill staff positions in Mirrielees that their staff roles would not be honored for fall quarter.
Stanford will permanently lay off 208 workers and furlough 30 more in light of the University’s “serious budgetary challenges,” wrote Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne in a Wednesday email to the campus community.
Only 56.4% of East Palo Alto residents had completed the census as of June 6. To increase the city's response rate, community organizations like Nuestra Casa and One East Palo Alto are conducting outreach to hard-to-count communities.
Stanford’s Student Title IX Investigation & Hearing Process (Student Title IX Process) outlines the University’s policies and process in reviewing and adjudicating sexual violence allegations made against students. The policy has been criticized by students and faculty on multiple grounds, including those surrounding counseling, attorney time, the definition of sexual assault and expulsions.
Several female School of Medicine faculty blame a culture of sexual harassment and sexism for what they say is an inadequate University response to allegations ranging from inappropriate touching to inaccurate, career-undermining rumors.
The Undergraduate Senate discussed five pieces of legislation, ranging from one calling on the University to implement a universal pass in classes to one calling for a comment period on Title IX policy changes, at its Tuesday meeting. The Senate also elected Emily Nichols ’23 as communications chair.
Former Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) President Erica Scott ’20 and Vice President Isaiah Drummond ’20 highlighted contributions from various bodies of the ASSU in improving campus affordability and equity in their End of Term Report, which was released on Wednesday.
The Undergraduate Senate unanimously approved a resolution condemning police violence on and off campus at its Tuesday meeting. The Senate also elected its Faculty Senate representative, treasurer, appropriations chair, parliamentarian and appropriations committee members.
Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Elections Commissioner Christian Giadolor ’21 announced election results at Friday’s Zoom Election Night Special, praising the diversity of the candidates running and their flexibility in adapting to the “unusual circumstances.”
In a 31-way race, all six incumbents running for reelection retained their seats in the Undergraduate Senate, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) undergraduate legislative body.
At its last meeting of the year, the 21st Undergraduate Senate unanimously approved a resolution encouraging the University to provide summer housing for on-campus students at lower-than-usual cost given the financial pressures and travel restrictions resulting from the global pandemic. Senator Mià Bahr ’22 also spoke to her past anti-Israel tweets, which have been criticized by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR), as Bahr faces re-election this week.
The Leonard Law is a controversial California state statute extends some First Amendment protections to students at private colleges in the state and has increasingly become the subject of free speech discussions on campus, ranging from Faculty Senate meetings to conversations between students.
Following over a month of efforts by East Palo Alto’s mayor, city council, fire district and other local organization to establish a testing site, the city may have finally found a company willing to administer tests at no cost.
Frontline healthcare workers gathered on Thursday to protest Stanford Health Care’s “temporary workforce adjustment program,” which requires that employees choose between being furloughed, taking paid time off (PTO) or accepting a 20% pay cut.
The resolution also calls on the University to begin departmentalizing the African and African-American Studies (AAAS) program.
The Daily sat down with Nobel Laureate and structural biology professor Michael Levitt to discuss his research on the trajectories of COVID-19 outbreaks around the world. Levitt said the COVID-19 curve seems to be self-flattening and predicted that students could be back on campus come fall.
Students said a lack of clarity and general distrust of Stanford’s sexual assault and harassment services prevent them from speaking out. They especially criticized what they characterized as an inadequate response to reports of faculty misconduct and a slow rate of policy change on campus.