Approximately one third of Stanford’s campus lost power at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, potentially as the result of an incident at an on-campus construction site. Approximately 55 buildings were initially affected, though some were left without power longer than others.
Stanford will rename the Serra freshman dorm and Serra House, two campus buildings honoring California mission system founder Father Junipero Serra, who has drawn sharp criticism for his mistreatment of Native Americans.
Stanford will also seek to rename Serra Mall, pending the approval of Santa Clara County and the U.S. Postal Service. This would change the University’s official address, which is currently 450 Serra Mall. If approved, Serra Mall will become Jane Stanford Way in honor of the University’s co-founder.
Jean McCown and Catherine Palter explain how Stanford is approaching the housing challenge in conjunction with the university’s application for a new land use permit.
A number of us on the editorial board are non-engineering majors, more fondly known as “fuzzies.” So imagine our surprise when we returned this fall and noticed that a glittering white quadrangle had sprung up near Y2E2. Our techie friends explained that this was the new Science and Engineering Quad. Our response: holy shit. The…