Robert Huff, Stanford’s first financial aid director, died of cancer on Mar. 7. Huff was 89.
Paul Kalanithi ’99 M.A. ’00 was an instructor in Stanford’s department of neurosurgery and a fellow at the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, as well as a writer. Kalanithi lost his battle with cancer last March, after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer during his neurosurgical residency at Stanford. His book, “When Breath Becomes Air,” was published posthumously last week. In the book, Kalanithi discusses his medical career, his family and learning to face mortality.
The Daily recently interviewed his wife, Lucy Kalanithi, to discuss Paul, his book, his life and his legacy.
The University has published the results of fundraising efforts for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, reporting a record number of donors.
One in Five, a new, unofficial Stanford student group aimed at promoting awareness on sexual assault, hosted a Student Congressional Summit with Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Monday at the Black Community Services Center.
Last Wednesday, Oct. 21, a teach-in was held at El Centro Chicano y Latino to discuss the climate survey report on campus sexual violence released by Stanford earlier this month.
The McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History hosted its formal opening reception Tuesday, Oct. 6, though the building’s galleries and classrooms have been accessible since Sept. 21. Named after its generous donors, Deedee and Burt McMurtry, M.S. ’59, Ph.D. ’62, the McMurtry building is designed to encourage collaboration and coexistence between the disciplines of art and art history, as well as other areas of study.
On Thursday, Stanford released the results of its Campus Climate Survey, administered confidentially online in spring 2015. According to the survey, 1.9 percent of respondents have experienced sexual assault, as defined in the University policy, since starting their degree programs at Stanford, and 14.2 percent have experienced another form of misconduct.
In response to last year’s dramatic shift in campus climate, Stanford has introduced OpenXChange, a new year-long program designed to promote dialogue and address ongoing issues across the campus and throughout the nation and the world.