Tag: Action

  • Students condemn lack of University action on Islamophobia as hate crime investigation continues over hit-and-run

    Antisemitic messages were written in chalk on White Plaza Wednesday, near a pro-Palestine sit-in. The chalk messages were falsely assumed to be written by pro-Palestinian students at the sit-in and were circulated widely on social media. The chalking follows a reported rise of hate crimes targeting Muslim, Arab and Jewish students on campus. Arrows around the…

  • Students stage sit-in at White Plaza to demand University action for Palestine

    Several Stanford students started a sit-in at White Plaza at noon on Friday — they hope to break a 2015 record for the longest sit-in at Stanford. Demonstrators called on the University divest from and boycott Israeli ventures and academic institutions, provide resources to Palestinian and Palestinian-American students and issue a statement that condemns Israeli…

  • Hundreds call for University action in protest for Palestine

    Nearly 1,000 people gathered at White Plaza on Friday in a rally to demand the University express support for Palestinian students and opposition to Israeli retaliation in Gaza and the West Bank. Across various speeches and a march from White Plaza to Memorial Church to Meyer Green, protestors called for the University to explicitly acknowledge…

  • UGS passes affirmative action resolution

    With a two-thirds majority vote, the Undergraduate Senate (UGS) passed a joint resolution on the future of affirmative action on Thursday. The vote comes on the heels of several weeks of debate around the resolution’s language on students’ parental occupation and legacy status. The Graduate Student Council (GSC) unanimously passed the resolution on Tuesday.  The…

  • GSC passes bills supporting affirmative action and election reform

    The Graduate Student Council (GSC) unanimously passed two joint resolutions on affirmative action and Associate Students of Stanford University (ASSU) election reform. The GSC also introduced a letter to the presidential search committee, which listed out a series of qualities they hope to see in a new president at its Tuesday meeting. Bill on affirmative…

  • Asian American Action Committee launches ‘No to APEC’ campaign

    Around 70 students gathered in Okada lounge on Thursday evening for the launch of the Stanford Asian American Action Committee’s (SAAAC) “No to APEC” campaign — an effort to fight against what they described as harmful neoliberal policies promoted by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). In mid-November, San Francisco will host 21 member states of…

  • ‘Deeply devastating’: Students denounce Supreme Court affirmative action ban

    Students expressed fears over the future of diversity and inclusivity at Stanford, in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action.  The Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) June ruling against the consideration of race within college admissions elicited impassioned reactions from Stanford’s community student groups, who worried about the potential impact the decision would…

  • UGS recommends holistic applications review following affirmative action reversal

    The Undergraduate Senate (UGS) debated a resolution urging the University to implement various recommendations for promoting a diverse student body, following the Supreme Court’s reversal of affirmative action. Among the recommendations discussed at the Wednesday meeting was a call for the University to add extra weight to factors like family residence and multilingual status in…