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Welcome to Week 2 of the quarter no one saw coming. Here are some highlights from The Daily’s coverage over the past week, as well as a look ahead — and, at the end, the latest installment of our “Humans of Stanford” series.
In an email to SOS staff announcing Stanford’s offer, SOS CEO Nick Peters called the pay extension “a testament to the profound upwelling of support you all [the workers] have generated from students and alumni.” SWR’s activism has included numerous Daily op-eds, petitions and a Twitter campaign that caught the eye of alumni such as former presidential candidate Julián Castro ’96 and his brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) ’96. Students, alumni and other donors have also raised over $250,000 to support laid-off workers.
And, this April, Stanford’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be held virtually for the first time. The rally, march and speak-out that usually make up Take Back the Night will be reimagined as a series of visual galleries on a landing page built specifically for the month, and other events like Denim Day will be conducted through social media.
Stanford researchers across disciplines and departments have launched research projects to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on daily life via a wide range of approaches.
Scientists, physicians and engineers are collaborating to find drugs and vaccines for the disease, combat personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilator shortages, test existing therapeutics in nationwide clinical trials and optimize the productivity of the work-from-home workforce.
Standout freshman Tyrell Terry officially declared for the 2020 NBA draft on Monday morning, confirming the suspicions of many basketball fans following a season of numerous attention-grabbing performances by the 6’2″ guard. If drafted, Terry would be the second Stanford player in two years to enter the NBA after then-sophomore forward Kezie “KZ” Okpala joined the league as the 32nd overall pick last June.
After telling students their belongings could be shipped to them at no cost, the University is now saying that it will “ideally” set up a time for students to return to campus to retrieve their belongings.
” … I already have two tattoos. I have this one. It’s a nurse stitching a heart. It was my first tattoo. I spent a lot of time thinking it out, then I finally got it about two weeks before coming to Stanford. I had to convince my mom, though. She doesn’t really like tattoos. I told her that I got it since I like medicine and human anatomy and stuff like that and that it relates to that. At first, she told me that she couldn’t believe I did it and thought I would back out. Then, after a while, she started complimenting my tattoo, which is nice. So, yeah, this tattoo was kind of a gateway into getting more tattoos … ”
That’s all for this roundup. Though The Daily is suspending its print edition, we’ll continue to bring you updates on coronavirus, online spring and more through our email newsletters, social media platforms and our website, stanforddaily.com.