Representatives of the Board of Judicial Affairs (BJA) subsequently spoke about revisions to the ARP.
President John Hennessy delivered his annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday afternoon discussing faculty diversity and the expansion of the Stanford Medical Center among other topics.
According to a Faculty Senate report, the University’s system of committees provides “the best place for effective student participation in the governance of the University.” While students can serve on more than 40 committees in total, dealing with issues as varied as investment responsibility and laboratory animal care, their influence is often inconsistent and incomplete.
As the Faculty Senate approaches a vote next month on a controversial class scheduling proposal, University Registrar Tom Black and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Harry Elam fielded questions and concerns from about 10 students during a town hall-style meeting Wednesday evening.
While high school students around the world anxiously await university admissions decisions, some applicants may have less cause for concern due to unique privileges gained from special connections with their schools of choice. According to former University admissions officers and college admissions experts, the difference made for those applicants—including legacies, children of faculty and development cases—may, in some cases, bridge the gap between acceptance and rejection.
The Faculty Senate heard reports from Vice Provost for Graduate Education Patricia Gumport M.A. ’82 M.A. ’86 Ph.D. ’87 and Dean of the Graduate School of Education Claude Steele at its meeting Thursday.
The inability of the federal government to avert the “sequester” — automatic and across-the-board spending cuts of $85 billion that came into effect last Friday — will seriously affect the state of ongoing and future research at Stanford, according to University administrators.