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Student-run inaugural conference showcases the need for disability studies on campus

This past Saturday, a small team of dedicated students hosted the first-ever disability studies conference at Stanford, titled “Mediations: Disability, Technology, and the Arts.” Led entirely by students on the Disability Studies Committee founded last year, our conference covered a diverse array of fields across the humanities and social sciences. We were thrilled to have…

The sorry state of Stanford dorms

As Stanford’s ResX task force has — at long last and with no lack of controversy — come to an end with the publication of a report of housing recommendations. Unfortunately, the ResX report didn’t address the fundamental problems facing Stanford housing. I do think that some of the recommendations in the report make sense.…

Campus worker profile: Week 8

The Campus Workers’ Rights Coalition and members of CSRE35SI: An Introduction to Labor Organizing have put together a series of profiles drawn from both archival and current interviews with workers on campus to highlight both the struggles that workers at Stanford face and the resilience that they bring to the work they do. Campus workers…

Instagram and Your Life Story

Every day, each of us faces a choice in how to think about our lives: do we manipulate the truth to make things seem better than they would otherwise, or do we live in light of complete honesty about our experiences, no matter the cost? Both options are compelling. On one hand, we feel a…

Letter to the Editor: On invited speakers

An article recently captured my attention concerning Stanford faculty members raising concerns and attempting to restrict student access to an invited speaker. Reading that Stanford University faculty members were in some way attempting to shield students from ideas is so preposterous as to be laughable.  Stanford is and remains a university whose faculty is known…