Writing as a senior, it is hard not to feel like Stanford is often more committed to protecting its brand name than it is in utilizing its institutional power to fulfill its mission “to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity.”
Serra Mall will be renamed Jane Stanford Way in October, changing the University’s official address. The decision was recommended by an advisory committee following years of controversy over a name that honored Junipero Serra, who has been criticized for his mistreatment of Native Americans.
Serra dorm in Stern Hall will be renamed in honor of Sally Ride ’78, and Serra House will honor Carolyn Lewis Attneave M.A. ’47 Ph.D. ’52 effective immediately.
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Stanford intends to file a Preliminary Street Name Request to rename Serra Mall to Jane Stanford Way by the end of January.
The University has announced three possible replacement names for the Serra dorm in Stern Hall: Maya Angelou, Pat Parker and Sally Ride ’78.
On Tuesday, Stanford Residential Education (ResEd) released an online form for submitting input on the renaming of the Serra dorm in Stern Hall. The online submission form is open to Stanford students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators until Nov. 5.
In its 10th meeting, the 20th Undergraduate Senate reported on multiple Senator’s personal projects, including proposals to establish a First Generation and Low-Income (FLI) dormitory and community center as well as to create a successor to the Cardinal Conversations program.