Stanford's Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) pushed back on the GSC's petition to freeze EVGR rent, saying that the rent hikes are necessary to meet the University’s funding needs for housing.
Graduate student workers, who make up a large proportion of the graduate student population and are considered University employees, have turned to Stanford administration in search of clearer guidance, but many are dissatisfied with how vague the University’s advice has been.
Stanford administration and legislative bodies alike have responded to the alarming uptick in hate crimes against Asian communities with condemnations of anti-Asian racism and statements of solidarity. At Wednesday’s meeting, the GSC committed to building on those efforts and talked through ways to move toward immediate actionable change.
Stanford men’s volleyball returned to Palo Alto empty-handed after a road trip that saw the Cardinal (1-13, 1-13 MPSF) drop three matches in quick succession to USC (5-8, 5-8 MPSF).
Stanford and Silicon Valley have built their legacies on each other’s backs, fostering a relationship that represents the University’s prominence in the world of technology. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry landscape is changing: With historic companies like HP and Oracle leaving the Valley for states like Texas and Colorado, some experts say that Silicon Valley and Stanford alike may be forced to reevaluate their position and find new ways to maintain their status.
The Undergraduate Senate and the GSC are responsible for different proportions of funding for student organizations. The GSC plans to meet with senators to negotiate changes to the funding totals or the joint splits.
In a near-replica of Friday night’s performance, Stanford men’s volleyball dropped its fifth straight game of the season and second in a row against No. 9 UCLA.
Amid a slow start to the season, Stanford men’s volleyball (0-4, 0-4 MPSF) dropped another match against No. 9 UCLA (7-3, 7-3 MPSF) 1-3 on Friday evening.
While councilors raised a variety of subjects — ranging from increasing transparency about on-campus rent pricing to taking the necessary steps toward departmentalizing the African and African American Studies program — for the meeting with administrators, the council will vote and narrow down the list to three to five items to focus on during the meeting.
The majority of those currently on campus are graduate students, who have been allowed on campus throughout this academic year. While most undergraduates have the option of living at home with family, many graduate students live with their partners and children as permanent residents on Stanford’s campus.
The co-chairs emphasized that the GSC wants to work with University leadership on many areas, but without a clear goal, a vote of no confidence would not be the best way to move forward.
The department has been tight-lipped about whether student-athletes were consulted in the decision-making process.
Councilors debated the Faculty Senate’s resolution on the Hoover Institution, with some calling the response from the University “incredibly upsetting” and “appalling.” Amid backlash from undergraduates, the GSC also reaffirmed its stance that Stanford should not invite juniors and seniors to campus for the spring quarter.
GSC leadership will urge President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell and top Stanford administrators to adopt a default position that students will not return to campus in the spring quarter unless health conditions significantly improve.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) weighed narrowing the scope of a potential “vote of no confidence” in University leadership in response to the University’s decision to cancel on-campus winter quarter undergraduate housing at its Tuesday meeting.
K.C Shah J.D. ’22 was selected to join a constitutional reform committee and spoke of "a whole bunch of problems" Shah said the ASSU needs to address with reforms.
The new measures are part of a slate of expanded COVID-19 requirements that go into effect on Jan. 24.
Palo Alto restaurants that traditionally rely on Stanford's student population for business have struggled to keep up with expenses in recent months. As some students prepare to return to campus in January, businesses are gearing up for increased demand as well as heightened case rates.