The very fact that as FLI Latinx students we are even able to exist in this type of space is incredible, a testament not just to our capabilities, but also to those of the countless people in our communities who have supported us on this journey. This is why targeted attacks such as those conducted by SCR are so hurtful. At an institution that’s supposed to represent the best of the best, we find more of the same thing we have found all of our lives: racist and ignorant people. The only difference is that those at Stanford hide behind “free speech” as an excuse to promote their hate speech.
As medical students at Stanford, we feel deeply concerned about the University’s health insurance policies towards the spouses and children of its graduate students. Over the past six years, dependent health care coverage costs increased by 80 percent. As a result, Stanford graduate students with dependents face a catch-22: pay $893.69 per month for their dependents’ coverage or risk the consequences of no coverage at all.
There is a difference between investigative journalism and a sensationalist scandal sheet, and once again, FoHo has crossed the line.
We were disheartened to hear about Stanford’s withdrawal of its application to obtain a General Use Permit with Santa Clara County. We urge the University to ensure that it includes the over 1250 on-campus service and technical workers represented by SEIU Local 2007 as part of its engagement of local communities.
As a Stanford graduate of the sixties and the appreciative father of two recently graduated Cardinal students 2015 and 2017, I find the unwillingness of the University to respond to the sober requests from students and faculty to divest its ownership of fossil fuel holdings appalling.
Health is not a partisan issue. It should not be up for debate. Health is a human right.
We are deeply concerned that Stanford — which has spent years falsely claiming that Miller’s words are dangerous and triggering — now intends to place a second plaque interpreting Miller’s words. We believe that Stanford should let Miller speak for herself as the University originally agreed three years ago.
We, as representatives of our communities, insist that you explain in full why you find it acceptable to, in the name of our university, renege on Stanford’s promise to Chanel Miller and ignore three elected bodies plus 2,200 members of the Stanford community who have made a reasoned and informed request that you honor that agreement.
On November 5, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled its government could expel the Human Rights Watch (HRW) Israel and Palestine Director, Omar Shakir, under the nation’s anti-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) legislation. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel upholds the District Court of Jerusalem’s April opinion and is likely to end legal proceedings that have drawn out for more than a year. Should Israel’s caretaker government decide to enforce the deportation order, Mr. Shakir would have until November 25 to leave the country.
The following article is a collection of student Pacific Islander voices on campus. We stand strong as representatives of our Pacific nations and communities. Together we rise in strength, unity and resistance to capitalist and colonial forces that threaten the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. Most recently we have rallied around the issue of ignorant destruction of our sacred lands, particularly around the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.
Another year of white supremacy, xenophobia, and bigotry on Stanford’s campus. Another year of student outrage and disapproval. Another year of Stanford’s administration refusing to listen to its marginalized students as we beg the institution to stop providing a platform for fascist talking heads to stand upon.
On Nov. 1, Stanford’s rhetoric of academic innovation in conjunction with community benefits turned out to be a facade for a deeply regressive vision of community, in which the thought of accepting County requirements to provide housing for service workers was so unimaginable that the University chose to halt all its development instead.
At Stanford, indigenous students account for less than 2% of the overall undergraduate and graduate student body (Data USA). Because of this, we remain invisible. But indigenous environmental movements such as Standing Rock Sioux’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and current efforts to protect Mauna Kea from the Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory have spotlighted indigenous…
We are saddened and frustrated to learn that Stanford has decided to withdraw its General Use Permit application.
The cycle of sexual violence is twofold. There are the individuals who commit it, and there are those who decline the opportunity to acknowledge a survivor’s trauma—therefore condemning their experience to remain in the darkness. It is through the latter, of course, that sexual violence thrives.
I live in a split reality. Half of the time it’s there, and half the time it’s gone. I’m talking, of course, about Chanel Miller’s plaque; the one that Stanford promised Miller that they would install at the site of her 2015 assault, which has since been converted into a “contemplative garden.”
In the field of traumatic stress “triggering” means that some stimulus elicits overwhelming memories of trauma or symptoms of PTSD or other serious mental health struggle. It does not mean that some reminder of human cruelty or tragedy invokes feelings of discomfort, sadness, anxiety, or anger. The contemplative garden would likely constitute a very positive context for most survivors.
Stanford is advertising a lie. The $4.7 billion in benefits is hugely inflated. The supposed benefits package includes the cost of all the faculty and student housing the University was already planning on building, in addition to existing developments like Escondido Village.
During contract negotiations this summer between Stanford University and SEIU Local 2007, Stanford’s service workers union, SEIU explicitly asked Stanford to address its members lack of access to affordable housing during an undeniable crisis. Yet Stanford has done next to nothing to address this crisis.
Stanford said that she could use language from the Statement, but not the words she wanted. It proposed other words. What’s wrong with that? What is wrong is that the “uplifting” words Stanford prefers are wrenched out of their context in order to make them say something they do not say at all.
We are asking that Miller’s book, Know My Name, be made one of the Three Books all incoming students read.
In March, 28 members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team (WNT) filed a class-action lawsuit against their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Spearheaded by veteran players Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Carli Lloyd, their case claims the USSF is in violation of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the…
On August 31, 2019, Stanford University and Service Employees International Union Higher Education Workers (SEIU) Local 2007, came to a tentative agreement on their new five-year contract. Members of SEIU Local 2007, which represents approximately 1,270 Stanford employees including food service workers, custodians and groundskeepers, voted to ratify the agreement on September 6. The tentative…
Fellow students of color who have felt marginalized in environmental spaces at Stanford: I see you. Students and alumni trickle into the Asian American Activities Center on a Tuesday evening despite the stress and excitement of finals, moving out for the summer, and graduation fast approaching. There, the buzz of conversation and anticipation grows as…