The Daily combed through Stanford’s archives and spoke to community members ranging from campus media heads to alumni activists-turned-politicians to understand campus dialogue, past and present.
On Wednesday evening, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed a Joint Bill to Implement Student Will on Fossil Fuel Divestment and the General Use Permit (GUP). The Council also elected a new chairperson and two vice chairpeople.
This Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) met with University administration to discuss investment strategies related to Stanford’s endowment.
Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) has initiated a petition for an ASSU amendment demanding that Stanford divest from fossil fuels.
On Wednesday evening, Stanford in Government (SIG) hosted its first Stanford Student Debate Night on the topic of fossil fuel divestment. Representatives from the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) and Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) debated for nearly an hour before answering questions from an audience of over 200.
From Vietnam-era anti-war posters to photographs of the Fossil Free Stanford protest, the University Archives work to actively transcribe history as it unfolds in the present.
The 18th Undergraduate Senate passed bills on diversity and cultural awareness in addition to discussing the recent controversy with Title IX decisions in their first meeting of the new year.
While those involved in the Board’s decision not to divest have defended the recent announcement, calling divestment an extreme action, many students and faculty have criticized the decision– with members of FFS in particular vowing to continue to fight for their cause.