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The sorry state of Stanford dorms

As Stanford’s ResX task force has — at long last and with no lack of controversy — come to an end with the publication of a report of housing recommendations. Unfortunately, the ResX report didn’t address the fundamental problems facing Stanford housing. I do think that some of the recommendations in the report make sense.…

Why I miss rollout season

For the unsuspecting frosh, rollouts can definitely rank as one of the scarier, weirder and more cult-like experiences at Stanford. Often at early hours, the sound of hand after hand pounding on your door can seem like claps of thunder straight from hell. I remember during rollout season that the first rollout of the year…

On inclusivity and exclusivity

What does it mean to be inclusive? Exclusive? Inclusive often means to be taken in, to include. Exclusive is many times means pushing something out of some sort of group, thus creating an element of specialness because of restricted entrance. Being inclusive is typically the opposite of being exclusive. By the virtue of including something…

In ASSU executive debate, slates disagree on undergraduate representation on Title IX panels, methods of enacting change

On Sunday, Apr. 8, two of the three executive slates running for the 2018-2019 ASSU presidency and vice presidency participated in a debate co-hosted by The Stanford Daily and KZSU. Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson (the Shanta-Rosie slate) debated Khaled Aounallah ’19 and Michael Ocon ’20 (the Khaled-Ocon slate) for approximately an hour while KZSU’s Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 and The Daily’s Yasmin Samrai ’21 moderated.

Resident Fellows working to cultivate community respect

RFs are Stanford faculty or staff who live in apartments in or adjacent to student residences. They play a major role in shaping students’ living and learning experience by encouraging community building in dorms, providing residents with academic advice and more. The tone of the dorm community created by RFs can help set up learning opportunities for residents and help them feel at home.

On dorm discussions

One of the beautiful things about Stanford is the wealth of conversations that take place here. From casual everyday talks to intellectual theories to existential contemplations, there are so many amazing opportunities to talk about anything and everything with people on campus. For just about any interest or idea or passion, there’s a discussion somewhere…