Whatever steps S/NC grading takes in the direction of equity, it will take a much more concerted effort to reach this goal.
Given continued uncertainty as to how spring quarter will unfold and the great pressures that Stanford's decisions have already placed on students, the University’s stance on spring tuition has been strikingly obdurate and insufficient. We call on the administration to lower tuition rates and change financial aid policy in light of the present circumstances.
We think the administration is moving in the right direction by giving instructors flexibility to grant incompletes and extensions. But we feel this policy does not go far enough in providing necessary relief to both students and faculty during this increasingly uncertain time.
Experts do not always get things right, but few if any undergraduates can claim to rival the expertise that is direly needed to confront this pandemic. With the number of coronavirus cases increasing by the day in Santa Clara County, now is the time to place our trust in the administration’s guidance.
As an Editorial Board, we worry that this community’s most vulnerable populations are not being adequately recognized in the response to the spread of COVID-19.
It is distressing that the University has remained silent about its plans for spring quarter, saying little in its online health updates beyond assuring students that “the university will remain open.”
She has served with distinction in the House of Representatives for more than 27 years, and no other candidate has come close to her political experience or policy knowledge.
Our elected officials are entrusted with representing constituents on important political matters, bringing issues into the public eye and elevating their urgency to higher authorities who can enact change. But when a representative neglects to carry out their charge diligently and respectfully, there are mechanisms in place for their removal. The Undergraduate Senate of the…