Emma Talley
Emma Talley is from Sacramento, California. She is a Managing Editor of News and plans to pursue a career in journalism or writing. She doesn't know what to major in yet, and is open to suggestions. Contact her at emmat332 'at' stanford.edu.

Biomedical Informatics director charged with aggravated sexual assault of a minor

The executive director of Stanford’s Biomedical Informatics (BMI) Program, Henri “Jaap” Suermondt ’87 M.S. ’89 Ph.D. ’92, was arrested and charged with multiple felonies including aggravated sexual assault of a minor under 14 years old. He was booked on July 19 and no bail is allowed, according to a county website. Upon learning on July 20 of his arrest, Stanford immediately placed Suermondt on unpaid leave and relieved him of all his duties, according to a Stanford Medicine spokesperson.

University considers rolling back plans to bring students to campus

While the current fall quarter plan to have frosh, sophomores and first-year transfers in residence (and to run a limited number of in-person classes) is tentatively still in place, the University acknowledged that, considering the worsening circumstances surrounding COVID-19, those plans might have to be rolled back. The University expects to reach a decision in “mid- to late August.”

Explore Stanford’s Student Title IX Investigation & Hearing Process

Stanford’s Student Title IX Investigation & Hearing Process (Student Title IX Process) outlines the University’s policies and process in reviewing and adjudicating sexual violence allegations made against students. The policy has been criticized by students and faculty on multiple grounds, including those surrounding counseling, attorney time, the definition of sexual assault and expulsions.

All annual grant applications approved

Some of the largest amounts of money approved included $212,500 requested by the Stanford Concert Network and $102,815 requested by the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. No amendments appeared on the ballot.
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