I started this piece by aiming to write about “why we are here,” as in the largely categorical philosophizing of the purpose of college. I started this piece in January. I chatted with one of my peers, Ashwin Ramaswami ‘21, who explained to me what it was he valued from learning alongside peers in a…
CAPS will receive four new clinicians in fall 2019 “to improve student access and reduce wait times,” Brubaker-Cole wrote, adding that the counseling center will change its “in-take process to prioritize timely in-person consultation with a CAPS clinician.”
Stanford sends at least one student per week to the emergency room due to alcohol consumption, reports on campus alcohol use released by Student Affairs show.
It’s undeniable that mental illness is a pressing issue on college campuses, especially at Stanford, where students are constantly pressured to succeed. It’s undeniable, too, that stigma against mental illness is a form of ableism — something that blames individuals for their struggles instead of attending to structural issues like a lack of accessibility to mental health resources. Which is why it’s so frustrating to learn that Stanford has made it a matter of institutional policy to treat students struggling with mental illness as security risks to be disciplined, and not as people with disabilities, worthy of respect. Through a gross misapplication of its Dean’s Leave of Absence policy, Stanford has evicted students from on-campus housing and barred them from campus for either expressing suicidal ideas or acting on suicidal thoughts, without regard to the facts of each individual’s case and the possible long-term impact of its actions on students’ health and recovery.
This article is the third and final installment in a series examining the progress made by Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elected officials, who are now halfway through their terms.
The new series’ first committee will include an Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) representative, as well as students nominated by Voluntary Student Organizations (VSOs) and faculty members.
The College Republicans allege that the Senate violated the student government’s constitution in its decision to deny SCR funding to host controversial conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
The University has delayed releasing the draft student leadership structure of the revitalized Cardinal Conversations program to January despite initial plans to hold a public comment period immediately after Thanksgiving break.