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.
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.”
“The events of recent weeks following the murder of George Floyd have made us all painfully aware of the shameful legacy of anti-Black racism and how it endures in our communities and our country,” University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne wrote. “Unfortunately, our campus is not immune from such pernicious forces.”
Frosh and sophomores will be invited back to campus during the fall and summer quarters, while juniors and seniors will be allowed back for the winter and spring quarters, according to an announcement made Monday afternoon by Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Sarah Church.
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III B.S. ’03 (D-Mass.) announced in a Facebook live held last Thursday that he had disaffiliated from his Stanford fraternity, Kappa Alpha (KA) last year.
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.
“I know this is difficult news to hear, and it is difficult for me to share, knowing the dedication and contributions of the people across our Stanford workforce,” wrote President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
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.
In this new climate, a debate has arisen around reproductive healthcare, and whether or not it should be considered an “essential service.” A group of Stanford doctors argue that self-managed abortion, or the “abortion pill,” is an essential service — and safe and effective — in the era of COVID-19.
The current research is limited in part by a small sample size and the method of collection. The study consisted of 20 participants and used menstrual cups from diva international inc. for the collection of blood.
Stanford doctors are advocating for increased access to IUDs and reduced barriers to care in order to provide IUDs immediately post-abortion or postpartum.
New research shows that while most family medicine doctors are trained in key components of reproductive healthcare such as contraception, prenatal care and maternity care, a minority of these doctors actually use their training.
Dr. Sanjiv Gambhir and a team of scientists have a specialized gadget which attaches to an ordinary toilet. The technology uses motion detection to sense urine and stool, deploying a variety of tests which can identify an assortment of ailments, including some colorectal and urologic cancers.
In a letter to Stanford President Marc Tessier-Levigne, students also asked the university to cover wages and benefits for hourly and low-wage workers and support PhD students who might require additional time to finish their dissertations.
California Governor Gavin Newsom asked that all seniors and those with chronic conditions self-isolate in their homes. He also asked bars and nightclubs to close, allowing restaurants to remain open.
It is currently only in use on patients at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health suspected of having the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The test was validated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) for testing involving human subjects and is expected to be a useful clinical tool.
Former provost and current co-director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) John Etchemendy says that though artificial intelligence will undoubtedly impact the economy, he believes that it will improve jobs, not replace them.
A constitutional amendment approved Tuesday by the Undergraduate Senate would get rid of the “upperclass district,” which currently reserves three seats for sophomore, junior or senior candidates, and give incumbent Senators the priority for these seats instead.
Paul Weiss, which charges some of the highest partner billing rates in the country, recruits summer associates at Stanford Law School every year.