Columbia University professor Jonathan Cole discussed governance in U.S. universities; Harry Elam and others presented on the Stanford Arts Initiative, highlighting the University’s push to increase the arts’ presence on campus.
Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education, gained two new University leadership roles: vice president for the arts and senior vice provost for education, beginning Feb. 1.
Undergraduates, when asked what a provost is, seemed to have little idea of what the role entails.
So, what is a provost?
During its December meeting, the Board of Trustees heard presentations on the “strengths and weaknesses” of Stanford’s three schools serving both undergraduate and graduate students. Members also approved various construction projects.
Any first production in Stanford’s newly renovated Roble Studio Theater was bound to draw attention. But the inaugural performance of “Spring Awakening – The Musical” was more than a simple showcase of TAPS’ state-of-the-art performance space. The production is a masterpiece. Directed by VPUE Harry Elam, Jr. (artistic director) and Ken Savage ’14 (stage director), “Spring…
The Mentor A Peer program, offered through VPUE, gives upperclassmen the opportunity to share their Stanford experiences with underclassmen.
Some believe the program to be a substantial step toward open and honest communication, while others feel that specific OpenXChange events were one-sided and did not create the space for productive discussion that the program aspired to. While administrators acknowledged OpenXChange had left some students dissatisfied, they framed the program’s goals as part of an ongoing, “evolutionary” effort toward productive campuswide conversations that they hope will continue even as the official program ends.
Every Thursday over lunch, AFRICAAM 31: “RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora” brings together 10 students with diverse faculty to discuss topics related to race and representation.