All five incumbents were reelected in Undergraduate Senate elections, along with eight frosh and two upperclass students. The election had a relatively low voter turnout when compared to previous years.
Following decades of student advocacy, the University is moving forward with a pilot initiative for a disability community space.
The Freshmen Senators Act seeks to add a fall election cycle that would allow frosh to run for the Undergraduate Senate. While supporters stressed the value of a frosh perspective in the Senate, opponents expressed concerns about logistical issues and proposed alternative mechanisms of engaging frosh.
Co-chair of the COVID-19 Graduate Student Advisory Committee and second-year sociology Ph.D. candidate Cat Sanchez ’19 shared an open letter aimed to address the lack of community support for COVID-19 guidelines on campus during Monday’s Undergraduate Senate meeting.
Antonio Milane ’25 receives academic scribing accommodations, intends to advocate for broader change to improve access to higher education for people with disabilities.
Disability advocates and community members reflect on the process and hope the OAE accommodations process will become more accessible.
Amid a tumultuous ending to their undergraduate career, seniors reflect on their time at Stanford and encourage underclassmen to explore interests and seek avenues to serve the Stanford community.
Following advocacy and widespread support from the Stanford community, the University has committed to providing Antonio Milane a scribe if he enrolls at Stanford.
Antonio Milane, who has cerebral palsy, asked Stanford to provide him with a scribe for his homework assignments. The University's refusal has gone viral.
OAE presented resources available for graduate students with disabilities and shared the process to receive academic and housing related accommodations.
Graduate School of Business (GSB) professor Susan Athey Ph.D. ’95 received the 2019 Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications from the CME Group and Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI) on Dec. 11.
Although Stanford leads the all-time series 65-47-11, Cal defeated the Cardinal last year in Stanford Stadium and took back The Axe for the first time since 2010.
Chan, who has been teaching URBANST 164 for seven years, said “one of the highlights of this class is that students are getting hands on, on-the-ground experiences and not just learning about sustainability theoretical book setting, but actually talking with key members really engaging with real-world issues.”
The Graduate Student Council passed two resolutions and debated a joint resolution in solidarity with the #ENDSARS movement.
Though Californians overwhelmingly voted for Biden, the ballot measures were decided by much closer margins, suggesting less consensus around state-level progressive policies.