On Tuesday, in its final meeting of fall quarter, the 20th Undergraduate Senate voted on 97 Standard Grant applications submitted by 95 student groups. Among the applications was one submitted by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) for $6,000 to fund a visit to campus by controversial right-wing author Dinesh D’Souza, which was rejected on the grounds that some of the funding was designated for purchasing alcohol.
Campus police statistics released last Thursday in Stanford’s 2017 Safety, Security and Fire Report show an increase in reported sexual offenses, an increase in reports of hate crimes and a decrease in arrests related to alcohol.
Body cameras and a host of outreach programs, including a new advisory committee, highlight the Stanford Department of Public Safety’s ongoing push to improve community relations.
The Community Police Academy, a class offered annually to Stanford students and all members of the community, gives civilians an exclusive look at the life and responsibilities of a police officer.
In light of last month’s manhunt in Boston, which included a shooting on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, University emergency management officials have sought to increase awareness within the University community of responses to such “active threat” situations.
Columbae residents hoping to participate in the co-op’s long tradition of handing out snacks in Green Library the night before finals week while naked were prevented from doing so on Sunday evening by University police and librarians.
Despite a gradual decrease in the number of reported thefts, bicycle thefts remain the most common crime on campus, according to the 2012 Stanford University Safety, Security and Fire Report.
A school-wide alert reporting an incident of sexual battery last Wednesday has drawn questions about the timeliness and effectiveness of the Stanford University Department of Public Safety’s (SUDPS) emergency notification policies. Stanford Chief of Police Laura Wilson, however, maintains that the alert system helps to notify community members of potential risks and can lead to the resolution of crimes.