More than halfway into fall quarter, students, health experts and the University share a tone of cautious optimism about how Stanford is doing so far with regard to containing COVID-19, and what this might mean for winter quarter.
The Undergraduate Campus Compact states that “upon arrival, each undergraduate student will receive a cloth face mask, disposable face masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to help ensure students have the supplies they need to start the year.”
Vaden Health Services Director Jim Jacobs said that in the month of August, most student tests were conducted at Vaden. Out of the approximately 2,000 tests at Vaden, there was “one positive [result].”
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’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.
The platform, Ray, has a team of volunteer “supporters” with backgrounds in peer counseling, crisis counseling and wellness support. The volunteers work to provide a safe space for individuals dealing with stress, anxiety and social isolation due to COVID-19.
“Anyone who wants a test can get tested here at PAL Stadium in San Jose,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo at a press conference. “You do not need health insurance, you do not need to pay and you do not need symptoms you can get tested here.”
The cancellation of summer internships amid concerns over COVID-19 has dealt a serious setback to many students. In response, students are turning to community networks to connect with mentors and employers.
Inspired by the tradition of telling stories around a campfire, its creator, Sergio Charles ’23, designed it with the goal of allowing users to share their thoughts in a safe space.
The University will be in contact with students who have already left campus to return belongings that are still in the dorms.
It is currently only in use on patients at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health suspected of having the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The test was validated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) for testing involving human subjects and is expected to be a useful clinical tool.
The cost of dependent healthcare has been a focus of recent student activism.
The training program's key features include wide-scale applicability, research-based focus on education and use of technologies such as virtual reality.
For students traveling internationally over spring break, Stanford recommends monitoring travel advisories daily for updates regarding coronavirus, checking immigration documents before leaving the U.S. and registering travel with the university.
The TA of CS 224N: "Natural Language Processing" used its course enrollment list to recruit for a private company.
The event — in which SSS organizers did not allow direct questions from the audience but read some questions from written submissions — saw little acknowledgment of outside controversy.
The King Institute kicked off its MLK weekend activities with a presentation of a brand-new, high-quality recording of King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam.” The recording was only recently rediscovered .
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Dec. 11 that aims to redefine anti-Semitism on college campuses, sparking conversations surrounding student safety and free speech.
Hamm’s financial manager announced their resignation on Nov. 19, and the house’s community manager, co-op manager, resident assistant and resident computing consultant followed in announcing their resignations on Dec. 4, according to a person familiar with the situation. The two kitchen managers remained in their positions.
Stanford University Department of Public Safety responded to an armed carjacking that occurred at 12:24 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 near Jerry House.
A novel gel-like fluid developed by Stanford researchers could help alleviate California’s wildfire crisis by preventing fires in high-risk areas from starting in the first place.