Students on campus were surprised to see alumni reunion signs in Main Quad on Saturday. The signs were actually a part of a film set for the HBO series Insecure, created by and starring Issa Rae ’07.
International students weathered the year of COVID-19, navigating uncertainty, independence and adulthood in a foreign country.
This week marks one year since Stanford students left campus due to the pandemic. The Daily collected photos taken by students from around March 2020 and revisited those locations one year later to recreate the photos. Below are selected highlights of Stanford campus taken this March.
International students around the world and on campus said they let go of the picture of exemplary American democracy after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. yesterday.
The decision will benefit the Stanford faculty, researchers, postdocs and medical professionals from foreign countries that utilize the H-1B program, according to University spokesperson E.J. Miranda.
While the three Stanford alums initially vying to be the Democratic nominee — Sen. Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ’92 (D-N.J.), Julián Castro ’96 and Tom Steyer MBA ’83 — dropped out of the race early, Stanford still made headlines in the days leading up to Election Day.
Political student groups are energized amid an intense and unpredictable election season. The groups — representing non-partisan, Republican and Democrat flanks of the campus community — also have aspirations that stretch beyond the election cycle, with many encouraging civic participation and keeping up community-driven momentum.
Stanford students were captivated by the trickle of presidential election results for the race between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Anxiety mixed with cautious optimism followed them from professors' election-specific office hours to on-campus household watch parties to chores and schoolwork interrupted by notifications.
“She is incredibly honest with herself and with the world and I did not know that was allowed,” Paik said. “Louise taught me what was allowed in poetry was so much more than I expected.”
As a prospective VP, Middleton outlined his four areas of focus: mental health issues caused by social isolation, meeting students’ basic needs, working with the University to create policies to support Black community at Stanford, and planning for future emergencies.
Former Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) President Munira Alimire ’22 stepped down from the presidency — the top spot in Stanford’s student government — on Monday night.
In the past, Atlas has advocated for reopening of schools and claimed that COVID-19 lockdowns should be ended. These views are similar to Donald Trump’s rhetoric about reopening, going in contrast with advice from the current top advisors, Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx.
Stanford administrators and student leaders strongly condemned the act, with student leaders expressing a desire for action from the University.
According to a criminal complaint filed on July 17, Song lied about her employment at the Xi Diaoyutai Hospital in her J-1 visa application, necessary for participation in work and study exchange visitors programs. The Hospital served as a cover for her actual employer, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Chinese Military.
“Today I was very happy to be more calm and feel that I'm no longer skeptical of what my future is going to be like,” Leslie Anasu Espinoza-Campomanes ’23 said.
Lucas Guttentag, a professor at Stanford Law School, described the policy as “irrational” and “punitive.”
Students appointed to staff positions in Row houses for the upcoming year no longer have a job, the University announced on Monday, saying those residences would be used to isolate students who test positive for COVID-19.
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.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell addressed anti-Black racism nationwide and on campus, warned that financial losses are expected to continue into the next fiscal year and discussed prioritizing research in the University’s phased reopening in a Virtual Conversation on Monday.