The grants, which offer up to $1,500 of funding for projects in various areas within the arts, including architecture, creative writing, film, theater and dance.
The Board of Trustees elected Jeffrey Raikes ‘80, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to be its newest member, the University announced Friday. Raikes will begin his five-year term on June 1.
The Stanford Board of Trustees approved $4.2 million for a new contemplation center at its recent spring meeting. The annual gathering was held in Monterey from April 15 to 17 to discuss two main topics: undergraduate education and the Stanford Challenge.
The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year, the University announced Monday. This bump will affect students at all schools in the University — with the exception of those at the Stanford School of Medicine, who will experience a 3.5 percent uptick in tuition.
Humanities were back on the agenda at yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting, where a panel of faculty explored the difficulties facing their departments. The body also heard a report from the Board of Trustees, led by Board Chair Leslie Hume.
The Board of Trustees approved a combined tuition, room and board increase of 3.5 percent for the 2011-2012 academic year. This rise will be applied across the University, with the exception of Stanford Law School, which will see a 5.75-percent hike in its fees.
The board of trustees expects reports this year on the state of the School of Engineering, the earthquake risks facing the University and the next 25 years of land use at Stanford, board President Leslie Hume said in an overview of the board’s agenda on Tuesday.