At the height of the Cold War, Stanford designated as many as 56 fallout shelters on campus. The University managed these shelters, which collectively had a maximum occupancy of 49,269 people, as a part of emergency plans in the event of a nuclear strike or natural disaster.
While the April event proved popular, students criticized Stanford administrators’ framing of the issues discussed, as well as the fact that three of the administrators left the event half an hour early due to time constraints.
As housing costs continue to skyrocket in the Bay Area, where places such as East Palo Alto are expected to reach a median housing price of $1 million in the coming year, Stanford workers feel particularly affected.
Advocates for Stanford’s full divestment from fossil fuels marched on Friday afternoon to deliver their proposal to Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole.
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.
The email, calling for engagement by the Stanford community, also announced plans to launch various new initiatives to address factors related to high-risk drinking.
As part of Stanford’s ongoing Long-Range Planning process, the ResX Task Force has been working to develop a series of recommendations for improving residential life that will be presented to Provost Persis Drell at the end of fall quarter.
While the book focuses on ten traits, Hennessy’s remarks centered around only four: humility, empathy, collaboration and storytelling. Hennessy shared several anecdotes from his tenure as University president.