The former Sigma Chi fraternity house at 550 Lasuen Mall — currently a self-op — will be allocated to one or more University-recognized Greek organizations for the 2020-21 academic year.
Monied clusters of Greek organizations, geographically segregated ethnic houses, and nepotistic, thematically-lifeless Row houses plague Stanford’s housing system, bemoan University administrators. Stanford has consequently adopted the belief that a vast overhaul of campus housing is the cure-all for these ills: the University’s ResX Task Force — a branch of Residential Education (ResEd), has recently been discussing what they call “the ideal neighborhood concept.” Substantive details on this proposed housing restructure are scarce. Nonetheless, we believe it would be useful to infer what the consequences of such systematic changes might be.
A Slavianskii Dom staff member was fired and the house’s resident assistant (RA) driven to resignation last week, following fallout from a drug-centered event hosted at the house.
The Alcohol Advisory Board plans to re-examine the Row houses’ exemption to the New Student Orientation (NSO) alcohol policy, according to Ralph Castro, director of the newly formed Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). This review comes after alcohol transports occurred during this year’s NSO week.
Suppose you were at the ATM, intending to withdraw cash to go grocery shopping. You have a shopping list and a general idea of how much each item will cost. You intend to withdraw enough money to ensure that you can buy all the groceries on the list, and you’ll just deposit any excess funds back in your account later. Now a particularly clever friend happens to pass by and makes the following suggestion: “withdraw money under the restriction that you cannot redeposit any unused funds; instead, you’ll lose any unspent cash. This way, you’ll buy a lot of food!” How should you respond?
The staffs of three Row houses moved in just last Friday after improvement projects awaited completion and county inspections, sending the staffs to other houses during training this month and delaying set-up and decorating.