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.
The process by which unclaimed Greek houses will be assigned is to be determined in conversations this fall. Greek houses are currently held almost exclusively by members of Stanford’s Interfraternity Council and Inter-Sorority Council, with only one Multicultural Greek Council chapter being housed, and none from the African American Fraternal and Sororal Association.
Designed like a gym membership, the housing subscription service has attracted “pod-estrians,” predominantly young adults, to six different locations across California.
Castilleja School’s proposal has faced community backlash, with nearby residents expressing concerns about increased traffic, rising housing costs and the school’s previous violation of city regulation.
Tilly Griffiths ’22, recalls struggling to find which dorms she could physically live in, as a wheelchair user with spinal muscular atrophy. Georgiana Burnside ’21 can no longer study abroad in Australia due to lack of accommodations for her spinal cord injury and is scrambling to find accessible housing for fall quarter. Saptarshi Mujamar ’19…
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.
In order for misassigned students to be reassigned to EAST, 11 students assigned to EAST through the regular housing draw volunteered to give up their spots in exchange for assignment to other residences.