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Kate Selig
Kate Selig '23 is a news desk editor. Questions, comments, concerns? Send her an email at kselig 'at' stanford.edu.

Undergraduate Senate urges University to increase summer housing affordability

At its last meeting of the year, the 21st Undergraduate Senate unanimously approved a resolution encouraging the University to provide summer housing for on-campus students at lower-than-usual cost given the financial pressures and travel restrictions resulting from the global pandemic. Senator Mià Bahr ’22 also spoke to her past anti-Israel tweets, which have been criticized by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR), as Bahr faces re-election this week.

Stanford’s stated support for subcontracted workers has been misleading, union says

Laid-off subcontracted workers, union representatives and current and former Stanford students — including former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro ’96 and Rep. Joaquin Castro ’96 (D-Tex.) — called on the University to expand protections and compensation for all Stanford-affiliated employees through the end of the quarter at a press conference hosted by Stanford Students’ for Workers (SWR) Rights held Thursday afternoon.

Prospective admits try to plan amid uncertainty

Coronavirus has upended many prospective admits' lives. Students still deciding between colleges who planned in-person visits now have to settle for virtual admit weekends, like Stanford’s. Senior-year disruptions have moved socializing and learning online. Some students are even considering a gap year if conditions do not improve by next fall.

Senate raises concerns over increased campus police presence

Senators are raising concerns that increased police presence on campus is causing students to feel threatened. Senators also discussed ongoing challenges for students amid coronavirus disruptions and the Senate’s potential structure in spring quarter at their Tuesday Zoom meeting. No new bills were introduced.

Stanford researchers test 3,200 people for COVID-19 antibodies

Over 3,200 people in Santa Clara County were tested for COVID-19 antibodies on Friday and Saturday in an effort to determine the proportion of the population that either has or has recovered from coronavirus. The study, led by researchers at Stanford Medicine, is the first of its kind in the nation.
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