Tag: University

  • Stanford shines at World University Games

    Six Stanford students competed in the 2023 FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China this summer — the first time the games were hosted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Lee ’22 M.S. ’23, Marisol Torro ’24, Amy Tang ’25, Judy Liu ’26, Zhier Fan ’26 and Hayden Kwan ’26 attended the competition,…

  • UGS revisits nominations to University committees

    The Undergraduate Senate (UGS) debated nominations to the new Academic Integrity Working Group as some senators raised concerns about one of the nominees for the upcoming term.  The group’s self-described mission is to “evaluate equitable practices for proctoring in-person examinations through a multi-year study” in its first year of operations. It was created following the…

  • Saller seeks to streamline University processes

    University President Richard Saller announced the formation of an initiative aimed at “reducing burdens and improving timeliness” for faculty members, at the Faculty Senate’s final meeting of the fall quarter. “Over the past three months, I’ve heard from many faculty about the burdens on their time of University processes,” Saller said. “I believe that our…

  • University terminates Sigma Chi lease of 550 Lasuen

    The 550 Lasuen house is under Stanford ownership and management as of Aug. 31, after the University terminated an 86-year-old ground lease held by a group of Sigma Chi alumni.  550 Lasuen, Neighborhood Magnolia’s only non-theme non-Greek Row house, was home to the Sigma Chi fraternity since its construction in 1938. After the fraternity was…

  • SGWU initiates bargaining process with University

    Stanford Graduate Workers Union (SGWU) rallied in White Plaza on Nov. 2 to celebrate the beginning of its bargaining process with the University — and to call for the inclusion of fellows into the union. A counter-protest occurred to condemn the SGWU’s recent ratification of a “Palestine Trade Union Solidarity Statement.” SGWU is the formal…

  • University introduces support groups for Jewish, Arab, Muslim and Palestinian students

    Stanford President Richard Saller and Provost Jenny Martinez announced two new support groups and new campus safety measures in an email Monday, following calls from community members demanding further support from the University for students affected by the Israel-Gaza war.  The two support groups — the Antisemitism, Bias and Communication Subcommittee and the Muslim, Arab…

  • 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…

  • IDEAL Strategic Plan maps out University commitment to diversity

    The IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment) Strategic Plan affirmed Stanford’s comprehensive commitment to diversity and outlined several goals for institutional progress. The plan, released in late September, was created in response to the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Climate Survey that revealed “concerning” statistics regarding on-campus identity-based discrimination. It…