A page in a handbook distributed to graduating seniors by the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) has provoked shock and disgust among members of the First-Generation Low-Income (FLI) community.
Yanichka Ariunbold discusses reframing conversations around cultural differences on campus, and how Stanford often doesn’t make people come to terms with the existence of these differences around them.
Once a week, early enough that the sun has barely risen, a small group gathers outside Green Library for an hour or so and chats. Seated around a table at Coupa Cafe, they discuss typical Stanford things: what classes to avoid, what grad schools to apply for, what articles they’ve been reading.
In its 25th meeting, the 19th Undergraduate Senate focused on the forthcoming transition to the new class of Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) representatives. Discussion covered a change to election rules that would allow campaigning to continue up through the voting period, a bill to institute Rosenberg’s Rules of Order in Senate meetings and a bill to allocate funding for the new Senate.
The first annual Stanford First Generation and/or Low Income (FLI) Conference was held this past weekend from March 2 to 4. Around 250 students and school administrators from Stanford and other elite universities including Duke and UC Berkeley participated in the conference, which was based around the theme of “uplifting voices.”
Last Friday’s event entitled How Stanford Works tackled issues related to the University’s processes for enacting campus-wide policy changes. The program is the first installation of the Institutional Change at Stanford series hosted by Lily Zheng ’17 in collaboration with the ASSU.
Stanford was deemed one of the most affordable institutions on the New York Times’ College Access Index this year, coming in 15th out of 171 qualifying institutions that submitted data.
If we’re being honest, an inevitable element of the “Stanford experience” is helplessness. We have all been there at 3 a.m., crouched in a corner so that the light from your laptop doesn’t wake up your roommate, your color-coded disaster of a schedule staring you down, the clock seemingly skipping hours each time you look at…