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After exhaustive registration efforts, student voter turnout in Tuesday midterms expected to spike from prior elections

On Tuesday — the day of the 2018 midterm — Stanford students registered to vote in Santa Clara County will be able to cast their ballots at any of five locations on campus: Tresidder Union, the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford West Apartments, Escondido Elementary School and Nixon Elementary School. The polling places will…

Q&A: SIG Chair Olivia Martin ’19 on the organization’s role on campus

Earlier this month, Stanford in Government (SIG) — the Haas Center-affiliated, non-partisan organization that is one of the largest student groups on campus — named economics major Olivia Martin ’19 as its Chair for the 2018-19 school year. The Daily sat down with Martin to discuss her history in SIG, her goals for the organization and its role in Stanford’s political climate.

Community centers: a long struggle for resources

Community centers’ push for increased resources – a perennial issue raised by student groups and representatives – has a long history. Challenges over the years range from a lack of professional staff and space for student groups to the threat of budget cuts affecting hours of operation and programming. This has led to a cycle of activism among students who hope to maintain and grow the community centers.

Stanford alumni return to University for faculty, staff roles

Approximately 4 percent of Stanford Ph.D. alumni currently work for the University, according to a 2013 study conducted by Institutional Research & Decision Support (IR&DS) in collaboration with the Office for the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (VPGE).

Factor in non-Ph.D. alumni working at the University, and the resulting group spans numerous departments including the Haas Center, the Diversity and First-Gen Office and the computer science (CS) department. Despite their vastly different positions and years of graduation, four Stanford alumni who now work within these departments at the University cited similar reasons for making their return.