Once a week, early enough that the sun has barely risen, a small group gathers outside Green Library for an hour or so and chats. Seated around a table at Coupa Cafe, they discuss typical Stanford things: what classes to avoid, what grad schools to apply for, what articles they’ve been reading.
The future of Stanford’s introductory course on disability studies–offered for the first time last fall– remains uncertain, following the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education’s (VPUE) commitment to fund the course for another year on the condition that a single department support it.
On Feb. 18, Stanford’s Board of Judicial Affairs declined to add military affiliation to the list of identities — including race, gender, socioeconomic status and more — explicitly protected under the Fundamental Standard. The University decision followed a request for the change nearly six months prior by Adam Behrendt ’19, president of the Stanford Undergraduate Veteran Association.
“Can you come in and pack me up please?” Sent six minutes ago. Having a physical disability, I rely on personal care attendants (PCAs) to assist me with all physical aspects of daily living, including getting set up before class and packed up after. On Wednesdays, I have two classes back to back with ten…
In its 20th meeting on Tuesday, the 19th Undergraduate Senate introduced a resolution to improve University efforts to collect data on sexual misconduct on campus. The resolution calls on the administration to abandon the Campus Climate Survey scheduled for this spring. Instead, the resolution suggests that the University administer the survey created by the Association of American Universities (AAU), which has been used by peer institutions such as Harvard, Brown and Yale to gather information about sexual harassment and assault, in spring 2019.
This fall, J.S.D. candidate Doron Dorfman J.S.M. ’14 introduced a new course called “HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights” to study disabilities and different views of ability in society.
The ASSU Executive Cabinet will host events for Stanford Disabilities Week starting this Tuesday in an effort to raise awareness of disability issues and advocacy on campus. The week will culminate in the opening of the Abilities Hub, a new spot on campus for people with disabilities and the broader community.
Young adults joined Stanford lecturer in assistive technology workshop to create devices and services for helping people with disabilities.