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As the global count of confirmed coronavirus cases soars past 85,000, the number of cases reported on Stanford’s campuses remains at zero. Still, after Italy emerged as the center of the coronavirus epidemic, Stanford ended its Florence program early, giving students until today to leave the city.
The status of spring quarter study abroad programs is uncertain, too. The University has given itself until March 20 to decide whether to cancel the programs, though a Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) director wrote that a decision to cancel could come sooner “depending upon what emerges in the coming weeks.”
Closer to home, Santa Clara County on Friday reported its third coronavirus case: its first without any known exposure to the virus, suggesting that coronavirus may be spreading from person to person in the Bay Area.
Finally, the University’s list of restricted travel countries has grown to include China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Community members coming back from any of these countries are asked to self-isolate for 14 days, and students are also advised not to travel to Hong Kong, Macau and Japan over spring break.
Campus activists call the installation of the plaque, located in the contemplative garden that marks the spot of Miller’s 2015 sexual assault, long overdue. The plaque was initially proposed in 2016, when Miller’s victim impact statement went viral, but the University only agreed to use her chosen quote last November, following campus-wide pushback. Since then, a “sizing error” delayed the plaque’s installation until Monday, according to the University.
Women’s swim and dive secured its fourth Pac-12 championship in a row on Saturday night, completing the feat for the first time since winning 13 straight titles from 1987-99. Without a prominent star like Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel or Ella Eastin to headline the team’s successes, six different swimmers and divers led the Cardinal to victory with seven individual championships.
Women’s gymnastics hosts its final home meet of the year this week against Arizona State. Baseball will play a mid-week game against Michigan before hosting a series with Kansas State. The men’s swimming and diving team will travel to Seattle for Pac-12’s, and men’s wrestling will host Pac-12’s on the Farm next weekend.