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Palo Alto protesters demand Lytton Plaza renaming in ‘#NameHerToo’ campaign

Thursday evening, protesters gathered at Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto to advocate for its renaming as part of the “#NameHerToo” campaign and in coordination with International Women’s Day. The campaign is a response to the fact that while 27 streets in Palo Alto are named after male writers, none are named for female writers, according to the event’s co-organizer Patricia Martín Rivas.

New advising system to replace PMA program next fall

A new advising system for incoming students will soon replace the existing Pre-Major Advising program.

Stanford Advocates for Growth and Exploration (SAGE) will apply to first-year and transfer students entering Stanford in the fall of 2018. Unlike pre-major advisors under the existing system, SAGEs will receive different training, serve a more clearly-defined role and be matched to their advisees through a different system, according to Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) director Louis Newman.