A tale of bureaucracy and "booster noncompliance"
I’m part of the “ bureaucracy” at Stanford and I am so glad you found the administrator who actually responded to common sense. I, too am pained by the University’s horrible response, ignoring science, violating principles of informed consent and acting with a complete lack of integrity when their motto is all about the winds of freedom. I would love another article about why more students didn’t stand up against the ridiculous dictates. People, when they band together can change everything. My biggest issue has been the inability to find other faculty students and staff who could have banded together to withstand this - because people are too afraid to lose their status, position or paycheck by speaking their truth against the “acceptable “ narrative. You are exactly the kind of person Stanford was designed for. So sad they lost their way
Any school in the SF Bay Area is going to be controlled by morons, so you're lucky you met someone who was willing to help you.
Thanks for sharing your story, yeah this is beauracracy run completely amuck. The worst part is so many probably think they're doing what's best.
Misplaced altruism can have the same affect as purposeful evil
now THIS is what I expect from a Stanford grad! Well done.
The ignoring of science is everywhere, to the point that it seems much more partisan/political and some would claim financially driven. I love that you have posted your story to show the nonsense for what it truly is!
Stanford is just like the rest of US academia that value conformity and submission of its hostages, I mean students. The most abusive institutions for the anti-science mandates are the universities and frankly it's everywhere the Fascist Left is dominant. They love this power.
Thank you for sharing your story! We have dealt with vaccine discrimination at another CA academic institution. Your story helps us to continue our efforts to stand up for our freedom especially in the face of unreasonably and unscientifically founded standards.
this times 100x ! I left my PhD program over covid-control because this threat of mandatory perpetual boosters was one farce too far. With all my studying and research I wasn't 10 feet of another student for years but the university was sending me very threatening/toxic non compliance emails by mistake even after i was vacc'ed. It became very obvious it had nothing to do with public health.
Did you know that any university with a medical school has a pharmaceutical industry representative on their board?
America can be saved by a total drawndown in bureaucrats. 90% cuts. give the leftover money to the adjunct professors.
Wow. Putting a photo of the Burghers of Calais was incredibly moving. I'm guessing most people won't get the reference because most people don't know anything about art or history. (And, to be fair, it's a bit obscure today, decades later.)
Wonderful coda. It's rare for art to deliver such a firm and graceful ending.
You should have gone to Cal and you wouldn’t have had these problems… oh, wait…
I almost didn't get my degree from NLU National-Louis University after completing all requirements rthe admin claimed that I was missing some stuff. I was outraged. My instruction had to prove that I had completed all requirements and I felt lucky somehow.
I couldn't believe how nasty people can be. Apparently some people were in disagreement with some of my ideas and perhaps there was jealousy about my abilities. We had a group exercise where we had to explain our survival strategy in case of being in a plane crash. Unbelievably some students got very angry and hateful that my idea was not the correct answer (which was to remain in the aircraft and wait for help and NOT to wander away). There must have been other reasons for the hate but the people were just so immature and narcissistic I was flabbergasted.
At first I was confused but now understand the ugly truth about woke colleges and wokeness in general. How disgusting woke people are!
The most important part of my "education" is the ugly truth about woke people and institutions. How disappointing and jaded they are!
Stanford's actions violate the Nuremberg code.
We demand prosecutions.
Here's some insight on the memetics of how all this works. Welcome to The Matrix.
Research Rockefeller University and all will be clear.