This article is the first part in a series examining Stanford’s continued expansion and the impacts it has on the landscape of campus and its surrounding community.
In its third meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate discussed the General Use Permit and funding for student groups. Before that, however, the Senate held a closed session that lasted approximately 40 minutes.
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.
Housing, workers’ rights, sustainability and transportation were among the key issues discussed at the Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) Town Hall on Monday.
In its Tuesday meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ discussed pressuring Stanford to pay the maximum rate in affordable housing impact fees in light of the University’s expansion plans for 2035. The University’s plans to build up to 2.27 million square feet of new academic facilities and 3,150 new on-campus housing units are…
This Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) met with University administration to discuss investment strategies related to Stanford’s endowment.
The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) collaborated with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 to organize a two-day stickering campaign and an unofficial campus tour on Saturday–the second day of Family Weekend–to address housing and job conditions of Stanford workers.
On Feb. 14, Stanford announced that it would contribute $1 million to the Saint Francis Center to assist in the purchase of 25 housing units for residents at risk of displacement in downtown Redwood City. This contribution is part of the ongoing effort to increase affordable housing units in the region.
The purchase allows current tenants of the Benedicere Apartments, located at 780 Bradford Street, to remain in their homes at their existing, lower rental rates. This is part of an effort to eventually convert all units into affordable housing for low-income tenants while existing residents vacate their units. Current tenants will also be able to qualify for affordable housing rates.