The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program has chosen its pioneering cohort of 49 students, according to a Stanford News report released Thursday.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Stanford President John Hennessy came together for a conversation in Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, covering a wide range of topics including their similar backgrounds as tech pioneers and their mutual appreciation for the humanities in engineering.
Joining a nationwide movement currently involving 192 colleges, a group of Stanford students recently kicked off a fossil fuel divestment campaign on campus.
The Office of Residential Education (ResEd) is offering a new source of funding to encourage discussions of religion and race within dorms.
On Thursday, Deputy Director of Athletics Patrick Dunkley was named interim athletic director to fill the void left by Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby, who will leave the Farm to take over as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference on June 15. Dunkley, who was appointed to the position by Provost John Etchemendy, has been with the Cardinal athletic department since the spring of 2011. Prior to his time in the athletic department, Dunkley spent almost a decade with Stanford’s Office of the General Counsel. In his time on the Farm, Dunkley has overseen human resources, NCAA, Pac-12 and institutional compliance, as well as other legal matters.
A Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit on Stanford’s campus is unlikely in the near future, according to University administrators. The Faculty Senate voted 28 to 9 with three abstentions last spring to extend an invitation to the military to bring ROTC back onto campus.
According to Jeff Wachtel, senior assistant to University President John Hennessy, Stanford will “not interfere and has no right to do so” with UGL (UNICCO)’s plan to terminate 29 janitors in June.
On Jan. 14, the senior class presidents announced that Felipe Calderón, the incumbent president of Mexico, would join the group of notables as Stanford’s 2011 Commencement speaker.