On Nov. 8, California passed Proposition 64 to legalize marijuana, but it will remain illegal on Stanford’s campus.
New statistics show that alcohol transports have dipped at the beginning of the year, amid student concerns over the policy.
As student residential staff completed their training prior to New Student Orientation, The Daily checked in with residential staff members as to their feelings and plans with regard to the recent change in alcohol policy.
From interviews and an anonymous survey filled out by a quarter of student residential staff members, 86 percent of respondents said they were not in favor of the changed policy — and questions about enforcement displayed a wide range of plans and confidence levels among residential staff.
OAPE director says alcohol policy is independent of sexual assault issues.
According to statistics provided by the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS), the number of alcohol transports, Drunk in Public arrests and Minor in Possession citations increased in fall quarter 2015 as compared to fall quarter 2014.
Chris Hardwick, a popular comedian on Comedy Central and other programs, will be performing at Cemex auditorium tonight as part of the programming for this year’s Cardinal Night, which focuses on creating alcohol-free events for students. The administration is hopeful that the popularity of the performer has the potential to expand Cardinal Night’s scope and attract more students who would otherwise not be interested.
The Frost Music and Arts Festival, set to occur this weekend, will be staffed by a variety of safety personnel. Deputies from the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS), private security from Landmark and emergency medical technicians from the Stanford Emergency Medical Services team (STEMS) will all work together to help keep the festival safe.
Ralph Castro, director of the Office of Alcohol Policy & Education (OAPE), reported two medical transports related to Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ) this year, marking a decline from the four last year and the seven the year prior.