This Board is worried by the increasing homogeneity of experience on campus. Stanford University is not doing enough to encourage the creative, wacky, eccentric environment that has made Stanford different — and an oasis — for decades. Our advice to Stanford is to follow the model of the tech industry, to which it is so closely linked: disrupt. Rather than following the other prestigious universities, we should chart our own course that pushes students to think differently and act differently, if they so choose.
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.