After Kelly Catlin’s personal coach recommended a campus sports psychiatrist, Stanford barred Kelly from seeing this doctor, according to her father and the coach, because the doctor is contracted to work with varsity athletes, and Kelly did not compete on a Stanford team.
“I will be categorical here,” Stephen Stedman says. “Corinne Thomas and I do not discriminate against candidates for staff positions on the basis of mental illness.”
Two former Crothers staffers say that recent allegations of discrimination against the dorm’s Resident Fellows are “wholly inconsistent with [their] experiences” of how the RFs handled students’ mental health struggles.
An Academic Theme Associate (ATA) in Crothers during the 2017-2018 school year has filed a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that she was unfairly prevented from staffing there for a second year due to mental illness.
In its Wednesday meeting, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed plans to push for improved graduate student healthcare, including plans to question members of University administration on the treatment of students facing mental health issues.
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.
“Is a beetle capable of experiencing joy?” and “Is a robot capable of experiencing guilt?” were just some of the unusual questions that Stanford psychologists posed to participants in a recent research study about human conceptions of mental life.