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.
Power2Act, a student-run disability advocacy group, met with Stanford administration this week to discuss their progress on plans to create a community center for students with disabilities on campus.
Across Stanford’s campus, different student affinity groups have access to physical spaces that support the interests of those individual communities. Soon, students with disabilities may have a similar space of their own.
Aubrie Lee ’14 found herself stuck on the second floor of Cummings Art Building. She had taken the elevator up to her class and planned to take the elevator back down afterwards–that is, before the elevator broke. She sat in her wheelchair, unsure of who to call. She tried the Diversity and Access Office, who rerouted her to a different number.