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Stanford encounters vaccine-preventable illness in and out of the lab

In the past two months, there has been one case of chickenpox and one potential measles exposure at Stanford. Vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella is required for all Stanford students, and vaccination against chickenpox is required for Stanford medical students. While there are no universal vaccination requirements for Stanford faculty and staff, various job-related requirements are based on factors such as patient contact, potential exposure to agents in a lab setting, work with preschoolers and children, and international travel.

Former professor, anti-war activist to return for book talk after controversial firing

H. Bruce Franklin, who garnered attention for his anti-war activism and protest of Stanford’s role in the Vietnam War, was controversially fired in 1972 for allegedly interfering with a police order and inciting students to “disrupt University functions.” Franklin’s new memoir, which he will discuss today, describes the country’s historical war tactics and their implications today.

Provost compromise a ‘step in the right direction’ on SU Press defunding, but not enough, say faculty

In an email to faculty members, Provost Drell announced that up to $1.7 million dollar funds would be made available to the Stanford University Press in fiscal year 2020. Her message followed outcry from Stanford faculty members and affiliates, after Drell’s announcement at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting that a funding application from the Press had been rejected.