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ASSU survey measures student opinions of mental health services

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.

R&DE everywhere

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.