Performances were put on by acapella groups such as Fleet Street, Everyday People and Talisman, as well as hip hop groups such as Akasma Bellydance, Stanford Bhangra and Urban Styles.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be disappointed to see the state of racial and social justice at this institution today. Disgusted, even. King would be disgusted by the fact that people of color—students, faculty, and workers—still must fight to be heard and supported on this campus and within our larger community.
At its Wednesday meeting, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed graduate student mental health initiatives, resources and policies. The Council also covered plans for an upcoming town hall meeting on mental health for graduate students.
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.
Approximately 4 percent of Stanford Ph.D. alumni currently work for the University, according to a 2013 study conducted by Institutional Research & Decision Support (IR&DS) in collaboration with the Office for the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (VPGE).
Factor in non-Ph.D. alumni working at the University, and the resulting group spans numerous departments including the Haas Center, the Diversity and First-Gen Office and the computer science (CS) department. Despite their vastly different positions and years of graduation, four Stanford alumni who now work within these departments at the University cited similar reasons for making their return.
On any given day, students crowd the second floor of Old Union, checking out textbooks, meeting alumni, eating food and spending time together. The students are from different class years, ethnicities, nationalities, cultures, genders and parts of campus. They are brought together through a shared identity of being the first in their family to attend…
The change may come in response to a list of suggestions sent out by the First-Generation and/or Low Income Partnership (FLIP) Leadership Core in early 2015.
For Jennifer Rolen, helping first-generation and low-income students is not just a job — it’s a way to give back to her own community. For Osvaldo Muro ‘16, deciding on a major was beyond personal interest — his degree was a way to give back to the new life his parents gave to him when…