“Over 100 people, including University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell, attended the event”
The next time a student gets in trouble for breaking a restriction, they should just point to this.
Campus Reform reports:
Stanford officially suspends COVID restrictions for… basketball parade?
Stanford University suspended several COVID-19 restrictions to host a parade celebrating the recent championship victory of the women’s basketball team.
Over 100 people, including University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell, attended the event on April 5, according to a report by The Stanford Daily.
Prior to the event, students were sent an email permitting them to “attend the parade, per special approval from the Office of Student Affairs.”
School officials did ask students to “observe existing campus COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask at all times and maintaining appropriate social distance,” but photos taken by The Stanford Daily show Tessier-Lavigne and Drell within close proximity to others.
Under the university’s policies outlining “restricted activity” — to which all undergraduates on campus were bound at the time— students were barred from leaving their residences except for “twice weekly testing with Verily, for medical care, to pick-up meals if you have a Stanford Dining meal plan or if you have groceries or prepared food delivered and solo outdoor exercise.”
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