Due to COVID-19 embassy closures, incoming international freshmen are struggling to obtain visas while also grappling with the possibility of beginning college completely remotely. Despite the Trump administration’s decision to rescind its plan to strip visas from international students taking online courses, Stanford frosh still face logistical challenges of physically getting to campus.
Munira Alimire '22 and Vianna Vo '21 are the presumptive Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) executives for the 2020-2021 school year.
Facing financial strain and a tight academic job market, graduate students say that some academic departments are providing inadequate financial support after Provost Persis Drell’s request that these departments assist graduate students struggling to find funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute, said COVID-19 is deepening the “democratic recession,” a term he coined to refer to the decline in democracies around the globe during COVID-19, at a Hoover virtual policy briefing on Thursday.
South Korea — one of the first countries to flatten the curve of new infections with widespread testing, contact tracing and comprehensive healthcare — has lessons to offer the United States in dealing with COVID-19, according to panelists at a Tuesday event on South Korea’s COVID-19 response.