University leadership addressed some of the most pressing issues on campus at Thursday’s Faculty Senate, including the University’s decision to reject Chanel Miller’s choice of quote for the plaque at the site of her 2015 sexual assault — a decision which Drell has defended amid student petitions and a unanimous Faculty Senate vote in support of Miller’s quote.
On Nov. 1, Stanford’s rhetoric of academic innovation in conjunction with community benefits turned out to be a facade for a deeply regressive vision of community, in which the thought of accepting County requirements to provide housing for service workers was so unimaginable that the University chose to halt all its development instead.
The decision comes in the final stages of the approval process, just ahead of a final public hearing by the County Board of Supervisors scheduled for Nov. 5 in San Jose.
U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman of San Jose has dismissed Stanford’s challenge of a Santa Clara County housing ordinance requiring 16% of units on residential developments on University land be reserved for affordable housing at a below-market rate.
SATIRE: Sources report that Stanford has recently submitted a General Use Permit (GUP) application to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, asking for permission to allow the university to stage an overnight coup d’état of the entire county.
Santa Clara County District 5 Board of Supervisors President Joe Simitian said Stanford’s multi-billion dollar proposal fails to address concerns surrounding the University’s development.
While Santa Clara County has requested that Stanford construct four times the amount of faculty and staff housing they originally intended to under the 2018 General Use Permit (GUP) application, the University maintains it cannot meet this demand without a series of modifications to the County’s conditions for the application’s approval.
Approximately 50 members of Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) and Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN) and public stakeholders filed into an already packed Palo Alto City Council chambers to voice their demands at the first public hearing regarding Stanford’s new General Use Permit (GUP) application Thursday night.