An Le Nguyen

University divvies monies to academic, administrative units

The 2011-12 budget will allot different shares of monies to the University’s academic, administrative and auxiliary units. Among these units, the School of Medicine is expected to have the largest share of consolidated expenses next year. Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 formally presented his budget plan at the May 26 meeting of the Faculty Senate.…

Stanford prof nominated to Russian ambassadorship

White House officials said President Barack Obama plans to nominate political science professor Michael McFaul ’86 M.A. ‘86 to the post of U.S. ambassador to Russia. Pending confirmation by the Senate, McFaul will succeed John Beyrle, who assumed the role of ambassador in 2008. Officials said Obama informed the Russian president, Dmitri Medvedev, of his…

Stanford police report shooting in Lag parking lot

According to the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS), multiple shots were fired in the Lagunita parking lot at 7:17 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, May 14. The authorities have since detained and questioned possible suspects and reported that no one was injured

SUES gives update on undergrad curriculum changes

The Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) served as the focal point of Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting. History professor James Campbell ‘83 Ph.D. ‘89 and biology professor Susan McConnell, who jointly chair SUES, delivered a presentation on the shortcomings of the undergraduate curriculum and general solutions to these shortcomings.
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