A record number of people—about 3,000—registered for this year’s Parents’ Weekend, including about 130 grandparents and 80 siblings. Among them, over 90 percent of parents registered online.
Haas Center selects NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco as its Distinguished Visitor for spring quarter
The Haas Center for Public Service has selected National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administrator Jane Lubchenco as the center’s Distinguished Visitor for spring quarter, according to the Stanford News Service.
University administrators dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Ecological Rights Foundation (ERF) and Our Children’s Earth Foundation (OCE).
Stanford may face criminal charges if investigators find evidence of endangered species take.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is investigating whether the University has violated the Endangered Species Act by blocking steelhead trout from migrating to spawning streams.
The newly formed Searsville Alternatives Study Steering Committee is now directing planning efforts for potentially major changes to the Stanford-owned Searsville Dam and Reservoir. Because the dam controls water flow to Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and has a controversial environmental impact on surrounding areas, the committee formed to conduct thorough studies over the next two years to precede any action, according to Philippe Cohen, administrative director of Jasper Ridge and a committee member.
Decisions to demolish, retrofit or construct buildings should never be made lightly. Nevertheless, the long delays that have accompanied debate over the futures of Meyer Library and Searsville Dam have put safety and property in jeopardy. Though less glamorous than a new concert hall, eliminating the aforementioned threats must be done in a timely fashion. Stanford has been on the cutting edge of both earthquake science and earthquake preparedness for decades. Let’s keep it that way.