Senators are raising concerns that increased police presence on campus is causing students to feel threatened. Senators also discussed ongoing challenges for students amid coronavirus disruptions and the Senate’s potential structure in spring quarter at their Tuesday Zoom meeting. No new bills were introduced.
Over 3,200 people in Santa Clara County were tested for COVID-19 antibodies on Friday and Saturday in an effort to determine the proportion of the population that either has or has recovered from coronavirus. The study, led by researchers at Stanford Medicine, is the first of its kind in the nation.
Over 130 people employed by UG2, a national custodial service Stanford contracts with, will be laid off by April 30 without additional compensation, according to UG2 Director of Human Resources Dahianara Liranzo.
The University wrote that the timing and format of commencement will depend on the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 8,300 people in California have tested positive for the virus, and Santa Clara County extended its shelter-in-place order through May 3 on Monday.
A team of Stanford researchers may have found a way to use heat to disinfect N95 respirators, potentially enabling reuse of the single-use masks that are running dangerously low nationwide as the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to grow.
A personal protective equipment (PPE) drive hosted by Stanford students yielded over 14,000 masks and N95 respirators for local hospitals and clinics.
The Faculty Senate will consider a proposal to mandate Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC) grading for almost all spring quarter courses at its Thursday meeting in light of concerns about coronavirus’ impact on equity and education, according to an Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) executive update emailed to students Wednesday evening.
Local congressional representatives joined Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) Director Sara Cody in hosting a coronavirus “tele-town hall” on Tuesday. Cody spoke to the importance of complying with the stay-at-home order and providing accurate testing data, while the representatives advocated for a Democratic House relief bill.
Stanford administrators discussed travel reimbursements, spring financial aid reductions and remote federal work-study opportunities with students in a Zoom call on Thursday, while also leaving open the prospect of students returning to campus spring quarter.
As universities move classes online to combat coronavirus, international students now taking online classes will not be at risk of losing their visa.
To learn more about the student community’s reactions to the spread of coronavirus, The Daily interviewed seven students at Tresidder Union. Students spoke about how coronavirus has impacted their lives, ranging from last-minute travel plan changes to F1 visa fears.
Six new coronavirus have been confirmed in Santa Clara County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 20, the County’s Public Health Department (SCCPHD) announced at a Thursday press conference.
After Stanford in Government’s (SIG) winter-quarter immigration debate between the Stanford Democrats and the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) led to controversy, SIG is reconsidering the format of its policy events.
The decision follows the program’s Tuesday suspension of the Florence, Italy, study abroad program.
$90 million in new scholarship funding will be funneled toward debt elimination for incoming students in the School of Medicine over the next 10 years, Stanford News reported on Wednesday.
Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited campus on Tuesday at a talk hosted by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) to argue that “Freedom is Better Than Socialism,” decrying Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-V.T.) in the process.
The reviewers are members of administrative and Title IX offices at other universities, which some students and faculty have contended could result in a biased review.
The Undergraduate Senate voted to allow the Stanford African Students Association (SASA) and other student groups that failed to fully complete their funding applications the ability to petition for additional funds. (Photo: KATE SELIG / The Stanford Daily)
Stanford is due to pay nearly $43 million on its investment returns due to a provision enacted in the Trump administration’s 2017 tax bill, according to a University spokesperson.
The Board of Trustees focused on approval of facilities projects, graduate student concerns, and consideration of Fossil Free Stanford’s proposal for University divestment from oil and gas corporations in a series of meetings over the past two days, according to Board Chair Jeff Raikes ’80.
Provost Persis Drell and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Equity & Access Lauren Schoenthaler, responded to 92 questions submitted by students after an Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) sexual-violence town hall on Dec. 4.
The second case is not related to the first, according to Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) Director Sara Cody.