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Despite a “techlash” in the wake of the 2016 election, Stanford students are still attracted to plum jobs with Silicon Valley powerhouses like Facebook, Google and Amazon. However, the future of recruitment is murkier for firms that have sparked more controversy on campus: Following protests, Palo Alto-based software company Palantir — which has come under fire for providing technology to ICE — says its percentage of new recruits from Stanford has decreased.
Students cited Rolen’s leadership on cornerstone FLI initiatives, most notably the FLI Office’s library and FLI Student Orientation, in arguing that Rolen “has essentially been acting director since the conception of the FLI Office but without the title or the pay.” One supporter said on Wednesday that he was resigning from the Graduate Student Council over his frustrations with the Stanford administration’s management of the FLI office.
In response, a University spokesperson told The Daily that “the first round included a very strong pool of candidates” and that “decisions were made after due consideration and careful deliberation.”
Men’s basketball ended a four-game losing streak on Thursday with a 72-64 victory over Washington. Junior forward Oscar da Silva led the Cardinal in scoring with 16, slightly topping his average of 15.9 points per game. Freshman guard Tyrell Terry added 14 more in the away victory. Stanford takes on Washington State in Pullman today at 5 p.m. PT.
Meanwhile, No. 4 women’s basketball notched its fourth win in a row on Friday, taking down No. 15 Oregon state for the second time this season. The Cardinal will look to avenge an 87-55 loss when they host No. 3 Oregon on Monday.
In other news, softball is cruising, baseball is struggling and No. 16 men’s swimming and diving suffered its first defeat of the year: a 198-98 loss to No. 2 Cal on Senior Day.
Here’s what else is happening:
A University committee will evaluate Secret Snowflake — a long-standing frosh dorm tradition in which students anonymously give each other dares — following complaints to the Title IX office.