Hong Kong’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation announced a $2.5 million donation on Monday to establish an endowed Buddhist Studies chair at Stanford’s Robert Ho Center for Buddhist Studies. With a matching gift from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the money will go toward funding the first permanent faculty post dedicated to Buddhism at the University.
Stanford’s endowment grew by 19.5 percent over the past year, an increase that has been attributed to returns on investments, endowment gifts and other funds that have been rolled into the endowment, according to a University statement.
Graduate School of Business (GSB) professor emeritus Gerald Meier J.D. ’66, an early expert in development economics and advocate for attention to developing countries, died June 21 from complications related to a malignant brain tumor. He was 88.
Jack Cackler responds to outrageous claims from Harvard Crimson columnist Lea Hachigian that poor weather provides a positive atmosphere for academic performance.