President John Hennessy delivered his annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday afternoon discussing faculty diversity and the expansion of the Stanford Medical Center among other topics.
A proposal to establish a Muslim cultural resource center on campus has gained fresh attention in recent months, with a group of undergraduate and graduate students reviving a seven-year-old plan in meetings with senior University administrators.
Stanford administrators announced a new sustainability plan at Monday evening event focused mostly on the University’s past successes in sustainability. Titled “Sustainability 3.0,” the plan will guide Stanford’s sustainability efforts over the next five to 10 years.
Fadi Quran ‘10, a Palestinian-American Stanford alumnus arrested in Hebron, West Bank Friday, was released from Israeli custody Tuesday on a bail of 3,000 shekels. He is now home with his family, according to his sister Semma Qura’an, in a tweet to The Daily. Quran’s release came after he was refused bail during an initial trial on Monday.
ASSU Senator Daniel DeLong ’13 has been evaluating students’ desire for extended Green library hours since he was elected this past spring. With help from Deputy Chair Dan Ashton ’14 and several statisticians, DeLong said he hopes to accurately gauge students’ interest and lobby on their behalf.
At Thursday’s Faculty Senate Meeting, speaker Tom Wasow called for more attention to athletics in order to maintain Stanford’s role model status.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education John C. Bravman ‘79 M.S. ‘81 Ph.D. ’85, a veteran of thirty five years on the Farm, said Monday he will leave Stanford this year to become the 17th president of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.
Tuition for some graduate students will go in an unexpected direction this fall: down