Graduate Student Council (GSC) members reflected on campus food security and discussed potential measures to address it in a meeting that also saw Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) update the Council on construction.
Her sold-out presentation, held in Memorial Auditorium, touched on her lifelong career as a teacher and her thoughts on Stanford’s role in tackling the country’s educational challenges. Following her talk, Biden sat down for a Q&A moderated by Jim Shelton, former Department of Education Deputy Secretary.
At Tuesday’s Senate meeting, ASSU Executive Vicki Niu ’18 confirmed that a dining hall will be open during spring break of the 2017-2018 school year. Many students pushed for the change to combat food insecurity among lower-income students.
The Pitt Pantry’s customers are only a handful of the thousands of hungry college students who visit a growing number of campus food pantries across the U.S.
We need residences and at least one dining hall to remain open during all school breaks. To do otherwise is telling first-generation and/or low-income students that although Stanford’s brochures may claim to value diversity of all kinds, it’s just for show.
Stanford students should not watch as hunger continues to hinder the lives of children and families. Many students volunteer hundreds of hours to fighting inequality while on campus but these problems don’t stop after our last final.
Our focus on debating the existence of inequalities in access has helped us continue to ignore the underlying health and hunger problems. Vast inequalities exist with regards to food access.
Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan made an appeal to the Stanford community to help solve issues of food security when he spoke to an audience of more than 1,400 students in Memorial Auditorium on Thursday afternoon.