The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s new Main building— equipped with a range of new tools, including a cutting-edge clinical scanner— has brought about significant improvements to the hospital experience for patients, their families and staff, since its Dec. 9 opening, doctors report.
In its first meeting of the new year, Faculty Senate heard reports about student athletes and emergency preparedness.
Sasha Landauer ’20, founder of Gap Guides and co-founder of No Crap Gap Guides, took a gap year in the 2015-16 academic year to explore different cultures before attending Stanford.
In its last meeting of the quarter, the Faculty Senate received reports on postdoctoral affairs, discussed Stanford’s response to the proposed tax reform and the long-range planning process as well as also passed a resolution acknowledging the Muwekma Ohlone tribe’s support to Stanford University.
In PE 112: “SCUBA Diving Open Water – Advanced,” students who already have an open water certification improve their scuba diving, spending a weekend in Monterey.
Columbia University professor Jonathan Cole discussed governance in U.S. universities; Harry Elam and others presented on the Stanford Arts Initiative, highlighting the University’s push to increase the arts’ presence on campus.
At Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne reiterated the University’s continual support of federal funding for research. The meeting also took a look at the future of undergraduate and graduate education.
Faculty Senate convened for the first time this quarter to discuss Tessier-Lavigne’s response to President Trump’s Presidential Budget Request (PBR), which may reduce University research funding. The Senate also heard a report from Bridging Education, Ambition and Meaningful Work (BEAM) on recent initiatives to redefine the ways that undergraduates consider their career paths.