Tag: affirmative

  • 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…

  • ‘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…