The change comes just over a week after Stanford fired then-head sailing coach John Vandemoer for his role in the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.
Stanford’s incoming town center, Cardinal Conversations reboot, Redwood City campus and other initiatives were discussed at a town hall hosted by University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell at Tresidder Oak Lounge on Friday.
Catlin’s death comes less than two weeks after VeloNews published a journal she wrote on continuing her cycling career while pursuing a Stanford education.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reiterated a commitment to supporting the University’s international community of students and scholars in a Thursday morning “Notes from the Quad” post.
A panel of faculty members presented their departments’ efforts toward promoting diversity and inclusion in the Faculty Senate’s last meeting of winter quarter.
Two sexual assaults and one incident of unwanted sexual conduct were reported to the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) on Saturday.
It’s undeniable that mental illness is a pressing issue on college campuses, especially at Stanford, where students are constantly pressured to succeed. It’s undeniable, too, that stigma against mental illness is a form of ableism — something that blames individuals for their struggles instead of attending to structural issues like a lack of accessibility to mental health resources. Which is why it’s so frustrating to learn that Stanford has made it a matter of institutional policy to treat students struggling with mental illness as security risks to be disciplined, and not as people with disabilities, worthy of respect. Through a gross misapplication of its Dean’s Leave of Absence policy, Stanford has evicted students from on-campus housing and barred them from campus for either expressing suicidal ideas or acting on suicidal thoughts, without regard to the facts of each individual’s case and the possible long-term impact of its actions on students’ health and recovery.
The Hoover Institution’s perceived conservative slant and lack of diversity were the subject of debate at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting.