Outdoor House will be stripped of its outdoor education theme for the 2018-2019 academic year, Residential Education (ResEd) announced Tuesday.
This quarter, 17 campus organizations have requested that Beyond the Line (BTL), an interactive activity that engages Stanford students in discussions about controversial issues of race, class, gender and campus culture, be facilitated in their student groups or residential spaces.
Sudden intervention from above, with no accountability and no answers, is antithetical to Residential Education’s mission. ResEd must see from the ensuing chaos – both in Cedro and elsewhere – that they made the wrong choice.
But there is a simple solution to this problem: maintain the PHE program exactly as it is, but have contracts through ResEd that are at parity with RAs. Arguably, PHEs might even deserve a greater salary than RAs, given that they essentially perform the duties of an RA, but with a more extensive training and added health responsibilities. But for the time being, multiplying the salary by 10, putting it on the same level as an RA, would be a good first step.
Every year, current row staffs go through the process of selecting the people to take their places and lead the row community for the following year. Undoubtedly, many of these new staff members are familiar to the houses in which they will work by serving as previous staff members, residents or at least friends.
“Census Day” has arrived, and the Palo Alto Census Office has been preparing for many months to count the populations in the 194 census tracts for which it is responsible — including Stanford, a “hard-to-count” area based on 2000 census statistics.