The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, known colloquially as “The Bridge,” is facing a shortage of student counselors. Bridge staff members are working to improve both its attraction and retention of counselors through increased advertising and community building.
As the University looks to hire a new full time Title IX Coordinator following the announcement of current Coordinator Cathy Glaze’s ’80 JD ’85 retirement, Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) President Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Vice President Rosie Nelson — a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education — called for students to take part in the interviewing and selection process.
Goldie Grinberg ’19 and Josh Grinberg ’15 M.S. ’17 discovered that their religious values perfectly aligned when they first met at Hillel in July 2017. One year into their relationship, after Josh finished his master’s and started working for Google, they were married.
While Ellery Dake ’14 was a Stanford undergraduate, another student — then a member of the football team — allegedly raped her. Nearly eight years later, this January, Dake began pursuing punitive action against him through Stanford’s Title IX Office.
Emma Tsurkov J.S.M. ’15 is a XX-year Ph.D. student in the sociology department whose research interests encompass family, gender, race and ethnicity as well as social equality and stratification. For the past year, she has been working to raise awareness of campus domestic violence affecting the partners or spouses of graduate students who are not Stanford students do not receive the same University benefits and services as a result. Her goal is to formulate and implement a coherent and unified campus policy that makes medical and counseling services more accessible to these individuals.
The Daily sat down with Tsurkov to learn more about her initiative and some of the challenges she’s faced along the way.
A legislative proposal that passed through the state Senate Health Committee in April requires all public universities in California to provide abortion counseling and abortion by medication to students. If the bill passes, women attending public universities in California will be able to receive a two-pill dosage of mifepristone and misoprostol up to 10 weeks after the first day of their last menstrual cycle.
CAPS is a short-term counseling resource, meaning students that require long-term therapy will be referred to a local clinician. Many students seeking long-term care struggle to navigate barriers such as insurance coverage and transportation.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) approved a joint resolution against the Trump administration’s travel restrictions and discussed changes to the special fees application process. Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Ron Albucher also presented on expanded after-hours mental health coverage.