Students walked out of classrooms across campus to rally for environmental and racial justice at Stanford on Monday.
What started as three Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) employees conversing in calm, measured Spanish turned into group of almost forty allied students, staff and SEIU members chanting in collective defense of workers’ rights.
The Campus Workers’ Rights Coalition and members of CSRE35SI: An Introduction to Labor Organizing have put together a series of profiles drawn from both archival and current interviews with workers on campus to highlight both the struggles that workers at Stanford face and the resilience that they bring to the work they do. Campus workers often have to deal with chronic understaffing, difficult menial labor, and hours-long commutes due to a lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area.
Spring may bring new University social initiatives to campus, ranging from block parties and food trucks on The Row to the design of a Town Center in the White Plaza area, according to recent announcements from Student Affairs.
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.
A few weeks ago, we tabled in White Plaza and welcomed any questions you may have for us. Here are your questions, some answers and more questions to what you asked. 1. How do I manage my time? I try my best to manage, but it’s a learning process (like most things in life). I…
Welp, with this weird hour and a half between classes, it’s either tabling, answering emails or napping for just long enough to be groggy and disoriented upon waking up. Would they hate me if I skipped my tabling shift? Yes. Yes, they would. Which one of these godforsaken tables is ours? I really should start…
Members and allies of the disability community gathered on Friday to rally for a permanent disability community center on campus.