On Thursday, the Stanford Historical Society and Roble resident fellows Jeffrey Ball and Becky Bull hosted a discussion on Roble’s history of equality and diversity, to celebrate the dorm’s centennial anniversary.
On Aug. 15, the Green Earth Sciences Building introduced the University’s first multi-occupancy, all-gender restrooms to be in a academic or administrative building. This is a departure from the University’s prior practice of converting only single-stall public restrooms into gender-inclusive spaces, as required by California state legislation Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 since Mar. 1, 2017.
Jill Thomas, who formerly worked with the Air Force as a judge, defense attorney and prosecutor, and the U.S. Attorney’s office, has been selected as Stanford’s Title IX coordinator and director of equity investigations.
From developing an alternative test for colorectal cancer to researching ways to reduce greenhouse gases, many undergraduate students spend their summers contributing to professors’ research projects at the School of Engineering.
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, a five-week summer residency program for low-income and underrepresented minority students that pushes for more diversity in healthcare, celebrated 30 years of programming this summer.
Cody Stocker ’17 reported this week that he had seen paid Facebook advertisements calling for Hamzeh Daoud ’20 to be fired from his Resident Assistant position. Three such ads can be found on the page See4Yourself, which also contains links to travel articles and pictures celebrating diversity in Israel.
Stanford Review articles condemning efforts to advance diversity on campus — published over 20 years ago — came back to haunt author and former Review editor Ryan Bounds ’95 this week when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew his judicial nomination to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In spring of 2017, the anime-adapted film Ghost in the Shell, based in cyberpunk, futuristic Japan, became a 60-million-dollar failure at the box office. Its effort to understand its roots fell short, casting Scarlett Johansson as a Japanese woman and prompting outrage and talk of boycotts online.