Faculty and community members are gearing up for the next installment of the clash over Stanford University Press.
At the annual meeting of the Academic Council, Stanford president Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Vice Provost Presisis Drell and members of the Faculty Senate presented on the three overarching themes in Stanford’s Long Range Plan (LRP)
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.
The book talk, sponsored by the comparative literature department and the symbolic systems program, summarized Franklin’s experiences and discoveries of national lies as detailed in “Crash Course.”
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.
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.
Stanford University Press, the oldest press in the western United States, has been denied its request for annual funding for the next five years.
Students walked out of classrooms across campus to rally for environmental and racial justice at Stanford on Monday.