At its Thursday meeting, the Faculty Senate heard presentations on the University’s budget for the upcoming academic year, as well as efforts to improve faculty diversity.
Since SLS’s founding in 1893, racism has lived here too. Today, as students did 17 years ago, and three years ago, and one month ago, we call on the administration, faculty, staff and our peers to act.
Long-term planning, freedom of speech, research funding and sexual assault were prominent topics during a wide-ranging “town hall” discussion hosted by University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell on Wednesday as part of their efforts to increase their communication with the Stanford community.
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.
The decision to deny tenure to a history professor sparked a student protest on Thursday.
I basically wrote my honors thesis without an advisor. That’s not much fun, but par for the course when you consider the abject state of faculty diversity hereabouts. My original advisor was Stephen Hong Sohn, whose tenure denial prompted the Stanford Asian American Activism Committee to begin the “Who’s Teaching Us?” (WTU) campaign back in 2014.…
On Friday, over 200 students participated in a series of activities that kept pressure on the Stanford administration to accept the Who’s Teaching Us demands.
Issues such as prospective alcohol bans, student group funding, Senate’s transparency with students and dialogue among students were all prominent at a series of debates between 15 of the 38 ASSU Undergraduate Senate candidates. The candidates met in met in the basement of Memorial Auditorium for four sets of hour-long debates, which were co-hosted and moderated by The Stanford Daily and KZSU, who broadcasted the event on Friday.