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Hennessy gives farewell to Academic Council

University President John Hennessy gave his farewell address to Academic Council on Thursday afternoon, describing what Stanford has accomplished during the past 16 years under his tenure as president. More specifically, Hennessy focused on Stanford’s expansion of financial aid, transformation of on-campus facilities, and future initiatives to which he looking forward.

Although Academic Council meetings usually focus on what the University and Faculty Senate have accomplished during the past year, Thursday’s meeting mainly focused upon Hennessy’s upcoming departure from presidency at the end of this academic year.

McMurtry building hosts opening reception

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.

Hoover Neuroscience Health Center to open this winter under Renewal Project

The Hoover Neuroscience Health Center will open this winter as the first building to be finished under the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, organized by the Planning, Designing and Construction Department (PDCD) at Stanford. As a part of the Renewal Project, Stanford Health Care, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Welch Road utilities and the Hoover Medical Campus will be renovated as well.