Year in review through Daily articles

Jan. 2, 2018, 12:49 a.m.

Jan. 11: Stanford revamped Full Moon on the Quad.

Jan. 27: The Band’s suspension was lifted.

Jan. 31: John Etchemendy planned to step down as University provost after 17 years.

Feb. 6: A Stanford graduate student sued President Trump over the travel ban.

Feb. 10: Stanford fired a sexual assault lawyer who had criticized the Title IX process.

Feb. 17: University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne would not declare Stanford a ‘sanctuary campus,’ but pledged support for the undocumented community.

Feb. 28: President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell outlined the long-range planning process for the University.

May 1: Judge Aaron Persky, who had been accused of giving Brock Turner a lenient sentence, fought a recall campaign.

May 2: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program released its inaugural application.

May 23: Stanford began construction to replace Scary Path with a lighted walkway.

May 24: ASSU Exec announced that a dining hall would remain open during spring break starting in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Sept. 7: After Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos promised to roll back Obama-era Title IX regulations, Provost Persis Drell assured the community that Stanford would continue to “move forward” on sexual assault.

Oct. 10: The Board of Trustees announced the University would not divest from companies connected to private prisons.

Oct. 20: Stanford’s proposed General Use Permit was met with concern from parts of the community about environmental impacts.

Nov. 2: Dining hall workers submitted petitions to Residential & Dining Enterprises protesting “chronic understaffing” and “unacceptable workloads” in campus dining halls.

Nov. 9: Two women accused former Stanford professors, Franco Moretti and Jay Fliegelman, of sexual assault.

Nov. 14: Palo Alto residents living in RVs along El Camino revealed the depth of Silicon Valley’s affordable housing crisis.

Nov. 15: Richard Spencer visited campus, leading a majority of attendees to stage a walkout of his talk.

Nov. 17: President Tessier-Lavigne announced that the Advisory Committee on the Use of Historical Names on Campus, which did not reach a recommendation on the renaming of places named after Junipero Serra, would be replaced with two new committees.

Nov. 17: Privacy breaches in the University file system affected 200 people, exposing information on sexual violence records, confidential University statistics and emails to the Office of Judicial Affairs.

Dec. 1: A GSB server exposed the personal information of 10,000 Stanford staff, including their social security numbers and salaries.

Dec. 1: Over 3,700 undergraduates participated in the “Stanford Marriage Pact,” which paired students up based on a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm.

Dec. 8: A visiting professor at the School of Medicine was the subject of an unfinished Title IX investigation for sexual misconduct at another institution before being hired by Stanford.

Sarah Wishingrad '18 is a former Desk Editor for the University/Local beat. She is a History major from Los Angeles, California who loves politics, the waffles at Coupa, and all things Jane Austen. Ask her about her dog, Hamilton, at swishing 'at'

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