Category: Living at Stanford

Cardinal Nights

Having fun at Stanford without alcohol

November 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Since many Stanford students don’t have cars, getting to a movie theater can be challenging – except on movie nights offered by Cardinal Nights, which provides discounted tickets and free transportation to students looking for a fun night out with friends new and old. This quarter, in addition to movie outings, the popular Cardinal Nights… Read more Having fun at Stanford without alcohol
Chris Griffith

When disaster strikes home for students

November 6, 2017 8:57 am
Stanford undergraduate and graduate students were among the millions of people affected by three hurricanes, two earthquakes and a rash of California wildfires over the past three months. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria cumulatively devastated parts of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas. In September, Mexico was rocked by two damaging earthquakes,… Read more When disaster strikes home for students
Brianna Booth

Sexual violence prevention programs continue evolving, expanding

November 3, 2017 11:43 am
It was as a junior last fall, attending a New Student Orientation session as a resident assistant, that Eisa Al-Shamma realized the power of storytelling in fostering healthier relationships. The session, called Beyond Sex Ed, featured Stanford students sharing personal stories with the university’s newest undergraduates. The stories focused on dating, coming out, early sexual… Read more Sexual violence prevention programs continue evolving, expanding

Stanford reaching out to disaster-affected students

September 11, 2017 3:31 pm
As it did in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and the earthquake in southern Mexico, Stanford is in the process of reaching out to students who live in areas affected by the Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico. “We are continuing to monitor these latest natural disasters with great concern for everyone who… Read more Stanford reaching out to disaster-affected students

Stanford reaching out to students affected by Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017 12:14 pm
The university has begun reaching out to students and other members of the campus community who might be affected by Hurricane Harvey. “The effects of this storm in Texas are heartbreaking,” said Provost Persis Drell. “We are working to reach out to Stanford students in the affected region to provide any assistance we can. We… Read more Stanford reaching out to students affected by Hurricane Harvey
Brubaker-Cole

Susie Brubaker-Cole named vice provost for student affairs

August 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Susie Brubaker-Cole, a former Stanford academic administrator who was most recently the vice provost for student affairs at Oregon State University, was named vice provost for student affairs at Stanford by Provost Persis Drell. As vice provost, Brubaker-Cole oversees more than 25 offices and centers that offer resources, advising and support to 16,000 undergraduate and… Read more Susie Brubaker-Cole named vice provost for student affairs
housing coordinators

Making the perfect first-year roommate match

August 10, 2017 1:02 pm
For Stanford’s first-year students, meeting their new roommates is one of the highlights and most anticipated moments of New Student Orientation. Unlike many peer colleges and universities, Stanford doesn’t share with first-year students who their new roommates will be in advance of their first day on campus at New Student Orientation (NSO), which is Sept.… Read more Making the perfect first-year roommate match
Persis Drell

Provost reports on Title IX process

May 31, 2017 10:00 am
Earlier this year, I said I would provide a progress report to the Stanford community this spring on the first year of the Student Title IX Process, our new pilot process for hearing cases of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence and sexual violence involving students. I’m writing now to do that. This is the first… Read more Provost reports on Title IX process
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Stanford increases the number of all-gender restrooms on campus

May 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Single-user restrooms throughout the university are being converted to all-gender facilities in recognition of the needs of people who are transgender, gender fluid and gender non-conforming. Although the university’s efforts predate the passage of a California law that mandates such conversion in public buildings, it is in concert with the law’s intent and implementation. Gov.… Read more Stanford increases the number of all-gender restrooms on campus
Roble Hall

Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

April 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Venerable, ivy-covered Roble Hall will turn 100 in 2018. Roble resident fellow Jeffrey Ball hopes that, in its second century, the dorm known as Stanford University’s “La Grande Dame” will stand as a symbol and embodiment of sustainable living. Ball is a writer on energy and the environment, scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy… Read more Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century