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.
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday for the biotech patent case Board of Trustees of Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems.
The Board of Trustees approved proposals for construction of the Jill and John Freidenrich Center for Translational Research, the design of the West Campus Recreation Center and the expansion of Stanford Auxiliary Library III (SAL3) at their Feb. 7-8 meeting.
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.
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The Stanford Board of Trustees moved to uphold the University’s commitment to socially conscious investment at its meeting on June 9-10. The proposal in question, which was unanimously approved by the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility & Licensing (APIR-L) in April, encourages shareholder companies to avoid using conflict minerals and conflict mineral derivatives.