Despite some struggles early on, the No. 12 Stanford men’s tennis team finished its regular-season schedule on a high note Friday with a comfortable 5-2 victory at No. 14 Cal.
The Faculty Senate discussed online education Thursday, hearing from a five-member panel about the University’s current and future initiatives. Eric Roberts, professor of computer science, called the issue “the most controversial that has come up in my time here,” and critiqued the fact that no opponents of online education had addressed the Senate.
Having concluded their home schedule Wednesday afternoon with an emphatic 7-0 victory over unranked Pacific, the No. 12 Stanford men’s tennis team will look to further build postseason momentum today as they travel to Berkeley for a rivalry matchup against No. 14 Cal. The match is the final test for the Cardinal (15-7, 4-2 Pac-12) before the inaugural Pac-12 Championship—which starts on April 25 in Ojai, Calif.—and will serve as a tie-breaker between Stanford and Cal (11-9, 4-2 Pac-12) in determining the tournament’s No. 3 seed.
Building on the successes of other summer bridge programs, such as the Stanford Summer Engineering Academy and Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips, starting in fall 2012 Stanford’s Leland Scholars Program (LSP) will offer a three-week, residential program for incoming science-oriented freshmen from under-resourced backgrounds.
Following a month of dialogue between Chi Theta Chi (XOX) representatives and University administrators, reports from both sides suggest that they are making progress toward a mutually acceptable settlement, following the University’s February decision to take control of the house.
University professors, on-campus faith groups and the Stanford chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have expressed support for an initiative that could end the California death penalty following a Nov. 2012 vote. The proposed “Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement” (SAFE) California Act would replace the death penalty with a term of life imprisonment without parole.
Concluding a multi-year review of the methods and goals of a Stanford education, the Faculty Senate voted Thursday in favor of replacing the current Introduction to Humanities (IHUM) program. Freshmen will instead be required to take a one-quarter “Thinking Matters” course starting this upcoming academic year.