The motion follows Provost Persis Drell’s decision in April to appoint a separate ad hoc committee exploring SU Press’ finances.
Faculty and community members are gearing up for the next installment of the clash over Stanford University Press.
The Palo Alto City Council discussed Peninsula Corridor’s 2040 Caltrain Business Plan, Residential Parking Programs (RPPs) and a citywide tunnel on Monday night. The business plan highlights potential scenarios for Caltrain’s future expansion and will involve a partnership with Stanford.
Provost Persis Drell presented on the 2019-20 University budget plan at Thursday afternoon Faculty Senate meeting. She described the financial calculus behind the 2.1 percent endowment payout for the upcoming fiscal year and described Stanford’s financial priorities as reflected by the allocation of general funds.
In an email to faculty members, Provost Drell announced that up to $1.7 million dollar funds would be made available to the Stanford University Press in fiscal year 2020. Her message followed outcry from Stanford faculty members and affiliates, after Drell’s announcement at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting that a funding application from the Press had been rejected.
Stanford University Press, the oldest press in the western United States, has been denied its request for annual funding for the next five years.
The Palo Alto City Council passed motions regarding a citywide Transportation Impact Fee (TIF), revenue generating measures and rail grade separation on Monday evening.
While Stanford is a private university, its website notes that “the federal government sponsors approximately 80 percent” of its 6,000-plus externally sponsored projects.