A recent initiative by Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) asks students in plug in their dorm phones in case of an emergency. The initiative aims to ensure communication if cell service were to fail in an emergency such as earthquake. The University would be able to contact students via their dorm phones, and students will also be able to notify family of their condition.
Provost John Etchemendy Ph. D ’82 and President John Hennessy have both expressed concern for Stanford’s campus culture in the last day.
The ASSU Mental Health team has completed a wide-ranging survey that measures students’ perceptions of and experiences with campus mental health services. Emergent threads from the responses include a lack of familiarity with the constellation of services available for students and a demonstrated interest in the quality and type of care provided. According to the Mental Health team co-directors Nikita Desai ’15 and Anne Evered, ’15, the survey played an integral role in opening up an ongoing, productive dialogue between University administrators and the ASSU on the topic of mental health.
Many Stanford students responding to a recent survey have indicated their support for the Stanford Free Store, which is in danger of losing its current location.
In the four years between when I graduated from Stanford and came back to do a Ph.D., the diversity of dining options on campus has plummeted. On my graduation day, the venerable Moon Beans (anyone?) was closed and replaced by our second Coupa. Now, there are five Coupas, and I have been shocked by the homogeneity of menus across campus. A hastily designed survey and an opaque engagement process should not be allowed to keep throwing out all the dining diversity on campus. Keep the institutional memory alive, keep Ike’s and help make sure that if we’re going to continue with the R&DE takeover, it’s because it’s actually what we want.
The Daily surveyed 597 students on their sex and love experiences.
According to a recent survey conducted by the Woods Institute for the Environment in collaboration with the Center for Ocean Solutions, a majority of Americans are in favor of preparing for climate change—but less than half of those surveyed want the government to pay for it.
This year, Stanford’s Residential Education (ResEd) Department piloted a new survey called the Staff Feedback Instrument (SFI) that gives dorm staff the opportunity to be rated by their residents.