At a Friday event hosted by the Stanford College Republicans, Hoover fellow Scott Atlas lashed out at Stanford faculty and falsely claimed he hadn't made some of his most controversial statements about the pandemic.
Most RAs agreed with Stanford’s decision to bring back juniors and seniors to campus but are concerned that students will continue to violate COVID-19 protocols — and they’re not sure the educational approach the University proposed will be as effective as hoped.
The Faculty Senate was briefed on the results of a survey on faculty quality of life during the pandemic. A majority of faculty respondents reported that they were more stressed because of the pandemic.
Some faculty members say the institution is a beacon of academic freedom that provides balance to the ideological divide on campus. Others assert that the spread of misinformation by some Hoover fellows is dangerous and ought to be called out by leaders.
On Tuesday, the University announced that standardized test scores will not be required for first-year and transfer applicants during the 2021-22 admissions cycle.
If successful, Parell and Potter would be among only a handful of individuals who have completed the Triple Crown in less than a year.
Stanford's Language Center decided not to renew Sik Lee Dennig's contract last month.
Resident assistants are raising concerns that their two-week virtual training and contradictory guidance from the University are leaving them underprepared to support student health and well-being during an already unpredictable winter quarter.
Stanford will begin administering a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines to essential health care personnel on Dec. 18. The University expects that the vaccines will be made available to all Stanford Medicine affiliates by the end of January.
Since the very beginning, advocacy has been one of Becerra’s guiding principles, inspiring him to fight for a more equitable and just society for all individuals. His advocacy can be traced back to his formative years as both an undergraduate and law school student at Stanford in the late seventies and early eighties.
Becerra, who attended Stanford as an undergraduate and for law school, was the first in his family to graduate from college. He majored in economics and lived in Casa Zapata, which he said provided him with community and support.
The restrictions, which take effect starting Dec. 6 through Jan. 4, may complicate Stanford’s plan to provide on-campus housing to frosh, sophomores and new transfers during the winter quarter.
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the county and state, Stanford reported 15 positive tests among staff members in the past week and no new student cases. The University has also added an additional 1,000 testing spots.
Stanford’s football and basketball teams will not be allowed to practice or host games on campus as a result of more stringent COVID-19 restrictions issued by Santa Clara County public health officials on Saturday amid a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
While Stanford has managed to keep the number of positive tests among students and staff relatively low, last week a record-high number of 10 students tested positive for COVID-19.
Despite rising cases and hospitalizations in the county, Stanford is proceeding with plans to provide on-campus housing to first-year, sophomores and transfer students for the winter quarter, which begins on Jan. 11. On Monday, Provost Persis Drell announced Stanford was moving forward with its plans, citing low prevalence rates of COVID-19 on campus.