In an auditorium in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge at Stanford Hospital, 13 custodians from the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital and Clinics sit in a semicircle to talk. Some of them are new employees, hired just weeks ago. Others have been working at Stanford for 21, 27 or even 37 years. Whether they’re veterans or rookies, however, they all agree: There’s never been a worse time to be a custodian at the hospital.
Stanford’s decision to end Suites Dining’s student management has prompted anger and disbelief from Suites residents and alumni.
The rationales put forward by Residential Education as grounds for ending Suites Dining’s student management appear questionable and incomplete.
Prospective outside vendor Student Organized Services has extensive personal and professional ties to Residential Education.
Increased ResEd interference has already hindered the effective management of Suites Dining.