On Thursday, the Faculty Senate Steering Committee approved the 2020-21 academic calendar dates and a daily course meeting schedule that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Engineering professors are petitioning to reverse the 100-unit cap on majors, as imposed by the Future of the Major proposal passed by the Faculty Senate in May.
Church will succeed Harry Elam, who is leaving Stanford to become the next president of Occidental College.
On Thursday, the Faculty Senate passed both the "Future of the Major" proposal, which will require all majors to consist of between 60 and 100 units, and the proposal for a "First-Year Experience," which will involve a two-course requirement in civic, liberal and global education. Both proposals will be effective as of fall 2021.
Fall Planning Task Force co-chairs Stephanie Kalfayan and Aron Rodrigue aim to finalize their recommended course of action sometime next month.
In an announcement on the services website, Callisto users found out that their data of sexual violence reports would be deleted in June. Callisto eventually changed its decision.
After the announcement of Symone Morales as the next director of the FLI Office, students have raised concerns about the lack of input the FLI community had in the decision.
“How you treat people in a time like this, I think, speaks volumes about your character as a leader,” he said. “In crisis, there's opportunity.”
Students are asking for measures including guaranteeing summer funding, amending student housing policies and rent and providing greater support for mental health.
On-campus residential programs for this summer are cancelled, and Summer Session will be online-only, Provost Persis Drell announced Thursday afternoon. The update also described steps the University is taking to address the financial challenges posed by COVID-19.
The completion of the Escondido Village high rises will result in an additional 1200 units available for the 2020-21 school year.
Stanford's service workers' union and Stanford Students for Workers' Rights are pushing back against the proposed changes.
In its current form, the Pediatric Weight Control Program, developed over 20 years ago, uses behavioral interventions in order to address childhood obesity by helping families create a balanced diet and focus on exercise habits.
The teach-in cited insufficient transparency and accessibility of the Board of Trustees as the largest obstacle to meaningful change on divestment.
According to Roberts, the high standards to which those at Stanford hold themselves can have negative effects on aspects of well-being.
“Some folks are just like, you know, we can't anymore, we’re moving out of state moving or we’re moving to other areas where we can afford homes,” said Jose Escanuela, president of Stanford’s local chapter of Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 2007), speaking on behalf of many Stanford workers.
“Stanford can never be a place where one size fits all.” Ten years ago when Harry Elam first stepped into his role as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, he uttered these words to The Daily. Now after announcing that he would step down from his position as vice provost for undergraduate education at the end of the current academic year, it’s clear that this understanding has shaped the way he influenced undergraduate education.