From my very first moment on Stanford’s campus, I knew without any doubt that here, I would be enabled, encouraged and empowered to thrive. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s opening words at Admit Weekend about diversity, inclusion and the co-dependent nature of these two abstract ideals filled me with immense joy as I looked ahead to my…
Community centers, like seedlings, have always had barriers — seed coats — that they needed to break through in order to grow. Student advocates have always been the driving force behind this process, nicking through the outer structures to give way to these centers. Since the 1980s, Stanford’s disability community has worked to secure a…
Members and allies of the disability community gathered on Friday to rally for a permanent disability community center on campus.
On Tuesday, members of Stanford’s disability community and their allies gathered in Tresidder Memorial Union to demand disability equity during Student Affairs office hours being held there.
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.
The future of Stanford’s introductory course on disability studies–offered for the first time last fall– remains uncertain, following the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education’s (VPUE) commitment to fund the course for another year on the condition that a single department support it.
In its 23rd meeting on Tuesday night, the 19th Undergraduate Senate unanimously passed a joint resolution calling for transparency and sensitivity towards low-income communities in the University’s General Use Permit (GUP).
The ASSU Executive Cabinet will host events for Stanford Disabilities Week starting this Tuesday in an effort to raise awareness of disability issues and advocacy on campus. The week will culminate in the opening of the Abilities Hub, a new spot on campus for people with disabilities and the broader community.