During its second meeting of the quarter, the Faculty Senate heard ASSU executives Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D candidate in education Rosie Nelson outline their goals for the 2018-2019 school year, with particular attention paid to forming partnerships between Stanford students, faculty and staff.
Stanford released its annual financial results for the 2018 fiscal year on Thursday, which included a Stanford Management Company (SMC) statement on investment portfolio returns as well as the University’s announcement of its endowment value, according to a report released by Stanford News.
On Thursday night, Gidon Bromberg and Munqeth Mehyar received the 2018 Bright Award for co-founding EcoPeace Middle East, a nonprofit organization using environmental sustainability as a means to promote regional peace. The Bright Award, conferred annually by the Stanford Law School (SLS), recognizes outstanding work in promoting global sustainability. Each winner is granted $100,000 and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture at the University.
In its first meeting of fall quarter, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed the reduction in graduate students’ access to various campus dining halls, as Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) Executive Director of Stanford Dining Eric Montell and R&DE spokesperson Jocelyn Breeland.
On Aug. 15, the Green Earth Sciences Building introduced the University’s first multi-occupancy, all-gender restrooms to be in a academic or administrative building. This is a departure from the University’s prior practice of converting only single-stall public restrooms into gender-inclusive spaces, as required by California state legislation Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 since Mar. 1, 2017.
Longtime radio journalist and KZSU alum Robert J. “Bob” Fuss ’74 died of leukemia Sunday, May 27 at his home in Falls Church, VA.
During its weekly meeting on Wednesday evening, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) debated a bill to broadly reform the ASSU constitution authored by GSC member Caleb Smith ’17 M.S. ’18. The Council also motioned to create a working group to handle mental health issues in response to the recent lawsuit against the University and addressed several procedural matters.
Last Tuesday, three Stanford staff members were honored as recipients of the 2018 Amy J. Blue Awards: Sheila Dolezal, director of finance and administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), Christina Ablaza, program manager of the Creative Writing Program, and Rafael Velazquez, a food service worker in Residential and Dining Enterprises’ (R&DE) Stanford Dining division. The distinction, which recognizes Stanford staff members who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their work and support for their colleagues, was established in 1991 in memory of associate Vice President for administrative services and facilities Amy J. Blue.
The meeting, co-hosted by the Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN), took place in the Women’s Community Center. Rebecca Armendariz, political representative for SEIU-SSW, acted as a translator between the Spanish-speaking custodians and the audience. Armendariz clarified that the custodians are not managed directly by the University. Rather, Stanford has subcontracted the work to a company called UG2, which provides janitorial services on campus. Because these women are prohibited by their UG2 supervisors from interacting with Stanford students, they requested anonymity in this article.
During the Stanford Solidarity Network’s (SSN) “Fight Sexual Harassment at Stanford” event hosted at the Women’s Community Center on Thursday afternoon, law professor and activist Michele Dauber directed a training on temporarily changing voter registration for students who wish to vote in the June 5 Santa Clara County election. The election includes a measure that, if passed, would recall from the bench Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85, who handed down what critics describe as an overly-lenient sentence to former Stanford swimmer and sexual assault convict Brock Turner.
Every weekend during winter and spring quarters, the student group Side by Side performs song varying in genre, style and level of musical accompaniment to the elderly at nursing homes in the Bay Area. Established in 1994, Side by Side adheres to its tradition of befriending senior citizens in the local area and sharing musical…
On a rainy Thursday morning, students on bikes whiz past each other on the way to 9:30 lectures – one hand clutching a hood to stay dry, the other steering, trying not to hydroplane. Just a mile away from the hustle and bustle of Main Quad, however, lies a six-acre campus haven absent of the…
Odette Harris M.D. ’96 has made history by becoming America’s first African-American female professor of neurosurgery. Stanford’s department of neurosurgery announced her promotion on Tuesday. Harris joins Lu Chen as the second female professor in the department of neurosurgery.
In its 23rd meeting on Tuesday night, the 19th Undergraduate Senate unanimously passed a joint resolution calling for transparency and sensitivity towards low-income communities in the University’s General Use Permit (GUP).
In November 2016, Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS) started the environmental blog Voices from the Tree to promote eco-consciousness on campus. The blog addresses both local issues such as campus food waste and energy use as well as global ones such as environmental housing justice and climate change.
In its 20th meeting on Tuesday, the 19th Undergraduate Senate introduced a resolution to improve University efforts to collect data on sexual misconduct on campus. The resolution calls on the administration to abandon the Campus Climate Survey scheduled for this spring. Instead, the resolution suggests that the University administer the survey created by the Association of American Universities (AAU), which has been used by peer institutions such as Harvard, Brown and Yale to gather information about sexual harassment and assault, in spring 2019.
On Saturday, the “Making Change Happen” workshop — the second and final installation in the “Institutional Change at Stanford” series — united over two dozen undergraduate and graduate students with administrators in discussion about the University’s handling of ongoing issues including mental health and sexual assault.
In the 19th Undergraduate Senate’s meeting on Tuesday night, Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) administrators visited the Senate to discuss recent controversy surrounding understaffing and heavy workloads in dining halls.
Last Friday’s event entitled How Stanford Works tackled issues related to the University’s processes for enacting campus-wide policy changes. The program is the first installation of the Institutional Change at Stanford series hosted by Lily Zheng ’17 in collaboration with the ASSU.
During its 17th meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate unanimously passed the resolution to support professional development for campus service workers.
During its 15th meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate heard Eduardo Ochoa, an irrigation specialist on Stanford’s campus, speak about the importance of professional development opportunities for Stanford employees.
In the wake of events like Brexit and the alleged Russian hacking in the 2016 U.S. election, Stanford students may feel overwhelmed by the chaos and controversy of today’s political climate. The European Security Undergraduate Network (ESUN), a new student group on campus, aims to help students make sense of current events involving Europe.
Just an hour before a controversial visit by Jihad Watch founder Robert Spencer, the 19th Undergraduate Senate unanimously passed a bill condemning the Stanford College Republicans’ (SCR) decision to bring Spencer to campus.
Finding romance on campus isn’t just for students. Sal Cruz, personal chef to Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delt), and Fabi Cruz, personal chef to Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi), have a love story of their own that started here at Stanford nine years ago.