Stanford monitoring concerns about East Coast hurricane

Stanford students in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program were "safe and cozy" in their residence Monday as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the northeastern United States.  Program Coordinator Emma Ogiemwanye said in a telephone interview that the students would have at least two days off from work as federal and local government offices were closed in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas Monday and today.

Students in the program work as interns in government and nongovernment organizations during the day, take classes taught by Stanford faculty and national policy experts in the evenings and participate in cultural events and activities on the weekends. They live at the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center. There are 26 students in the program this quarter.

In other storm-related news, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced Monday that it would extend the deadline for Restrictive Early Action, which originally was Nov. 1, to 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, Nov. 5, for students and high school personnel affected by the storm.

For students who may be concerned about loved ones affected by the storm, Greg Boardman, vice provost for student affairs,  advises undergraduates seeking advice, counseling or support to reach out to their residence staff: resident advisers, resident fellows or residence deans. Graduate students should contact the Graduate Life Office.