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 often have to deal with chronic understaffing and difficult menial labor. Alongside this, Stanford does not pay its workers a living wage despite the rising costs of food, health, and housing in the Bay, and workers must often cover many of their own health costs because of a lack of insurance benefits while managing hours-long commutes due to a dearth of affordable housing.
I start every morning with the New York Times email briefing. Cup of joe in hand, I am inundated with bleeding headlines: stories of authoritarianism, crime, terrorism and war, rampant violence, discrimination and climate change. My perpetual preoccupation with depressing news cycles has its consequences, as it does for readers throughout the world.
Contact Julia Gong at jxgong ‘at’ stanford.edu.
Welcome to the second edition of The Daily’s new crowd-sourced column, Frankly Speaking, which has community members weigh in on pressing campus news and debates.
What you have most in common with your fellow admitted students you also share with most of this year’s forty-two thousand applicants: you are generally competent and ambitious, and you filled out the application. That’s probably it.
The fire at Notre Dame last Monday was a shock to the world. Not only did it seemingly come out of the blue, but there was simply nothing that could be done. Onlookers could only watch as the fire spread across the roof and eventually caused the church’s famed spire to fold in half and fall.
Last week, Frankly Speaking, a new crowd-sourced Opinions column, had the Stanford community weigh in on the question: To what extent is getting into Stanford a result of privilege? Published below are two answers we received. If you want to contribute to our next edition, you can do so here.
To what peculiar set of obligations, written and unwritten, have we committed ourselves by choosing to attend this university? I can imagine a variety of responses, including but not limited to donations, excellent citizenship, adherence to the charter, tuition or nothing.