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Marc Tessier-Lavigne reaches out to students on first day

University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne started his tenure as Stanford’s 11th president on Thurs., Sept. 1,taking over for former university president John Hennessy.

Tessier-Lavigne, a former faculty member, is a leading neuroscientist who focused on research neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. His ground-breaking research has earned him many prestigious honors, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences and a fellowship in the UK’s Royal Society.

Etchemendy discusses budgetary woes at faculty senate

The Faculty Senate had its penultimate meeting on Thursday, wrapping up issues from the year and began to look forward to next year with a report on the budget from Provost John Etchemendy, a summary of faculty changes and a preview of future committee reports. The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Executives also attended and thanked the Faculty Senate for their work.