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Faculty Senate passes housing resolution, says goodbyes

On June 9, the Faculty Senate passed a resolution to push the University to expand affordable housing for the Stanford community. The Senate also ended the year by thanking departing figures and introducing the incoming ones.

The resolution pushed the University to expand on-campus housing and provide transportation options to help all Stanford staff reasonably commute to campus. In particular, the resolution called for Stanford to provide all graduate students with housing, whether on-campus or subsidized off-campus housing.The resolution was proposed by Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Policy and Planning Board (PPB).

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.

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.