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Is a quote from Chanel Miller’s impact statement likely to be ‘triggering’ if placed on a plaque at the 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.

A $4.7 billion lie

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.