Leaders of SEIU Local 2007, the union that represents over 1,200 workers at Stanford and Santa Clara University, expressed concerns that its members may not be hired to work at Stanford’s new satellite campus in Redwood City.
The budget includes contingency funds to account for fluctuations in federal research funding and projects proposed through the University’s just-launched long-range planning process.
As Stanford prepares for its first major expansion off the farm into Redwood City in 2019, some students have expressed concern about how the project may affect the neighborhood’s gentrification, while the University maintains that the project will have a positive impact on the surrounding community.
At a Tuesday town hall, Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 and other key planners discussed Stanford’s Redwood City campus, which is expected to accommodate 2,400 University employees when it opens in 2019. Project leaders introduced the new campus as an “exciting” development with top-notch facilities, but met some concerns from attendees about the repercussions of the new campus for both employees and students.
Giving students (especially freshmen) the option of living in dorms without RFs provides them with an opportunity to experience dormitory life and their newfound independence without having to worry about disturbing the RFs and their families.
Provost John Etchemendy discussed details of Meyer’s demolition process at Thursday’s Faculty Senate Meeting. The meeting also included an outline of on-going and future development and construction projects on and off campus
During a meeting last month, the Stanford University Board of Trustees gave preliminary approval for the first phase of an administrative campus in Redwood City, located seven miles from Stanford’s campus just off Highway 101.
In 2008, Stanford approached Redwood City with a prospective economic transaction: The University was looking to expand past the Farm, developing plans for a nearby “satellite campus,” and Redwood City had a 35-acre chunk of prime real estate available next to Highway 101, just seven miles northwest of the Stanford campus.