African and African American Studies is on a path to departmentalization at Stanford, and we need your voice to shape the department, as well as the ecosystem of Black study and racial justice at Stanford broadly. Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate student, staff member, or member of the surrounding community, we want to solicit your perspectives on our forming department.
After struggling to find enough Resident Assistants to staff undergraduate dorms, Stanford opened the position to coterminal students this year. We are some of the many coterm RAs who are the beneficiaries of this policy change and we are delighted we get to create the welcoming communities we once enjoyed as frosh. Unfortunately, it no longer feels this way. Stanford is putting coterms in a financial squeeze: R&DE is requiring us to purchase an undergraduate meal plan when the cost of a comparable graduate meal plan is about $1200 cheaper.
In order to prioritize our values, the wellbeing of our community members, and the wellbeing of incoming sophomores with gender-marginalized identities, our Tridelt chapter has voted to boycott formal fall ISC recruitment. We will instead design and conduct our own more equitable, accessible recruitment process at the start of winter quarter.
Stanford’s new policy erodes trust between residents and RAs, and hasn’t even worked to curb drinking at other universities, writes a member of the Class of 2022.
Andra Blomkalns writes that Stanford Health Care "will do everything to continue to ensure that survivors of sexual assault experience the best possible, safe, supportive environment for SAFE exams."
Ronald Albucher and Sheila Levin make the case for why they filed a discrimination complaint after a DEI training hosted by CAPS.
The myth that police departments will hold themselves accountable has been widely debunked for years, and the Board’s proposal of more anti-bias and de-escalation training for officers only attempts to salvage the failing reputation of a rotten system, writes Abolish Stanford.
Jason Solomon of the Law School critiques the discrimination complaint filed by two Jewish CAPS counselors.
Stanford’s Honor Code system is without a doubt faulty, and it’s hurting the student body. The University could do things differently to help keep students like me from veering off course in their college careers.
Why don’t graduate students engage more at Stanford? The answer is not that complicated.
Abolish Stanford responds to former Provost John Etchemendy's May 20 letter to the editor.
As students, alumni, faculty and staff of Stanford University, we write to express our disappointment, outrage and concern regarding the recent attacks on Emily Wilder ‘20 and other students by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR), and to demand that the University issue a strong and unequivocal statement on community standards as well as initiate an investigation to determine whether SCR’s actions constitute a violation of the Fundamental Standard.
Members of the Stanford community write to condemn Israel's actions toward Palestinians.
This continued conflict in Israel and Gaza, as well as our tense campus climate, exists in a context of widespread antisemitism and Islamophobia. We urge Stanford faculty, community leaders and students to hold space for our entire Stanford community.
We encourage all members of all campus communities, whether or not classes are in session at their institution, to withhold their labor on May 3 in solidarity with the movement to abolish campus police and all police in general.
Since the beginning of 2021, the Constitutional Review Committee, a team of both graduate and undergraduate students holding a variety of roles both within and outside of the ASSU, has evaluated the Constitution and developed recommendations for changes to the document. Several key recommendations, passed unanimously by both the Undergraduate Senate and the Graduate Student Council, appear on the ballot this week.
Our application imagined a theme house which removes recreation from the spotlight in favor of education, reflection, and action. We believe deeply that spending time in nature makes us healthier and happier, helps us become better people, and can form relationships that last a lifetime.
The Cops off Campus Coalition’s May 3rd Day of Refusal is a chance to exercise power where it truly lies: with the people. By withdrawing our labor as students and workers, we re-center the conversation around abolition.
The 325 survey responses can help us better understand the concerns of the student body, especially during a year when the majority of the student body is virtual, thus making connections more difficult.
This quarter, we urge everyone to prioritize safety, health, and honesty for the well-being of ourselves, each other, and the whole community.
The Greek Life Committee seeks participation in its survey on the state and future of Greek Life at Stanford.
Accepting funding from the fossil fuel industry poses an inherent conflict of interest for the School of Sustainability and threatens researchers’ academic integrity.
We strive to build a more inclusive and supportive community in which we all share a sense of belonging, and we hope this message brings us closer to this goal.
At Abolish, we have made clear our demands to Stanford from the very beginning: defund and dismantle carceral systems on campus and reinvest those funds in structures of care.