After widespread criticism from graduate students on dining hall restrictions, Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) announced Friday night that Ricker Dining is now open to graduate students from 7-8:30 p.m. following High Performance Education (HPE) dinner.
During its final meeting of the summer on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed graduate student funding transparency, stipends and other pertinent campus issues to bring up at a November town hall with Provost Persis Drell.
During its weekly meeting on Wednesday evening, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) debated a bill to broadly reform the ASSU constitution authored by GSC member Caleb Smith ’17 M.S. ’18. The Council also motioned to create a working group to handle mental health issues in response to the recent lawsuit against the University and addressed several procedural matters.
In its fourth meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate heard a proposal from Graduate Student Council (GSC) member Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 to broadly reform the ASSU Constitution. Undergraduate Senator Gabe Rosen ’19 also introduced an early version of a civic engagement bill, and the meeting closed with a discussion on the shortage of applicants for student roles on university committees.
Last Wednesday night, the informal cycling group Stanford Pavement Pursuit hosted its final “underground” bike race of the year. Very few Stanford students have been able to witness and participate in the group’s quarterly races, according to its group members, since knowledge of events has only been spread by word of mouth.
In its Thursday meeting, which focused almost solely on graduate student issues, the Faculty Senate voted to allow individual Stanford graduate schools to choose whether they require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a factor for determining admission.
This Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) met with University administration to discuss investment strategies related to Stanford’s endowment.
GSC members said they hope the Campus Climate Survey Committee will primarily consist of students with strong backgrounds in survey methodology but also include perspectives from students in other fields.