While the ResX task force has planned a redesign of Stanford’s residential life around the idea that the campus would be divided into “neighborhoods” students would live in for four years, much of the details on how this will come into fruition have yet to be determined.
All residential staff positions other than Ethnic Theme Associates (ETAs) will be replaced with a new Resident Assistant Plus (RA+) position and paid equally, according to the ResX task force recommendations released on Tuesday.
The elimination of The Draw and the creation of residential neighborhoods — to which all undergraduates will be assigned before their first year on campus — will characterize the changes revolutionizing residential life at Stanford over the next century.
Two years ago, noise from parties on the Row would wake up political science professor Clayton Nall’s infant child at two or three in the morning. Despite Nall’s short commute, says his wife Marina Gruver: “We hate it here.”
Twelve students who applied for 2019-20 on-campus residential staffing positions confirmed that Wednesday’s leaked URL had, in fact, allowed them to view their selection results prior to Residential Education’s (ResEd) official release of the matches on Thursday at 12:05 p.m.
Some residence staff applicants speculated their 2019-20 staffing assignments had been revealed on Wednesday morning after a leaked URL allowed them to view their ranked preferences early. The selection results are scheduled for official release by Residential Education (ResED) tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.
Dorms have asked for an average of $400 more per Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) funding request this school year while the total number of requests has also increased.
As student representatives, we seek to center student voices in everything we do. When we ran for ASSU Executive President and Vice President last spring, it was with three collective years of experience in working with administrators between the two of us. In so many of our meetings, we saw over and over that most University committees were content to do the bare minimum—if they had students on their committee their input would be considered, and if we were really lucky, the ASSU leadership would also be given an opportunity to provide input. We ran for our ASSU executive positions to counter this practice, and ensure that more student voice is heard than just ours as critical decisions are made. While many committees continue to struggle with this, ResX is one of three committees that’s gone above and beyond any other committees we’ve ever worked before.