On Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) examined an initiative to regulate the profit margins of the Stanford Hospital. The Council also discussed the disabilities community on campus and graduate student housing issues related to the General Use Permit.
During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) decided to defer its response to an environmental impact report on Stanford’s General Use Permit (GUP) and voted to merge a new GSC advocacy committee with the existing Diversity Advocacy Committee.
The Board of Trustees convened earlier this week for its second meeting of the academic year, discussing Congressional tax proposals and their possible effects on higher education as well as the University’s land-use plans.
City officials from Menlo Park and Palo Alto have requested an additional 60 days to evaluate the possible impacts of Stanford’s application for a renewed General Use Permit (GUP) as the upcoming Dec. 4 deadline for the official comment period approaches.
Affordable housing and increased traffic were among the chief concerns brought up by members of the local community on Thursday night’s Community Feedback meeting held at the Palo Alto City Council.
Leaders of SEIU Local 2007, the union that represents over 1,200 workers at Stanford and Santa Clara University, expressed concerns that its members may not be hired to work at Stanford’s new satellite campus in Redwood City.
Traffic, sustainability and staff housing emerged as key worries at a forum inviting community feedback on Stanford’s vision for campus development through 2035.