While the lack of a permanent community center has come to the forefront of the student-led push for increased attention to the disability community, the everyday challenges students with disabilities face are less visible.
Two executive slates and 18 Undergraduate Senate candidates have announced their intent to run in the ASSU elections since the filing window opened on Friday, Feb. 15.
Community centers, like seedlings, have always had barriers — seed coats — that they needed to break through in order to grow. Student advocates have always been the driving force behind this process, nicking through the outer structures to give way to these centers. Since the 1980s, Stanford’s disability community has worked to secure a…
Valerie Jarrett ‘78, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke about her college life and her career — from practicing law, to working in nonprofits, to working in federal government — during a visit to the Black Community Services Center on Friday. Stanford students and alums alike gathered to hear Jarrett answer questions from Henry Washington, Jr., a second-year Ph.D. student in the interdisciplinary program in Modern Thought and Language.
In its 10th meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate reported on multiple Senator’s personal projects, including proposals to establish a First Generation and Low-Income (FLI) dormitory and community center as well as to create a successor to the Cardinal Conversations program.
On Tuesday, members of Stanford’s disability community and their allies gathered in Tresidder Memorial Union to demand disability equity during Student Affairs office hours being held there.
On the walls inside of the Center for African Studies (CAS), there are photo portraits of Stanford students with words such as “love” and “happiness” written across their bodies, symbolizing what CAS means to them. And on Thursday, students carried those portraits from CAS’ old space in Encina Commons to a new space, not far off, at the corner of Arguello Way and Crothers Way.
In its Wednesday meeting, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) approved the 2018-19 ASSU operational budget and discussed preparations for the new graduate student orientation.