While the book focuses on ten traits, Hennessy’s remarks centered around only four: humility, empathy, collaboration and storytelling. Hennessy shared several anecdotes from his tenure as University president.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) presented its annual Turing Award to former Stanford President John Hennessy in honor of his work designing efficient computer architectures that advanced the microprocessing industry.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program has chosen its pioneering cohort of 49 students, according to a Stanford News report released Thursday.
The Board of Trustees met this week to approve the University’s budget, move forward with four building projects and celebrate outgoing President John Hennessy and his wife Andrea Hennessy’s joint contributions to Stanford over the past 15 years.
During his tenure as University President, John Hennessy has not been immune from criticism. Yet, implicit in every criticism is the belief that Hennessy has shaped Stanford indelibly.
On Wednesday, two Stanford professors and the founder of Khan Academy discussed educational inequality with President John Hennessy, who moderated the event.
Vivian Ly ’16 was raised to make things work. When Ly was accepted to Stanford, with its need-blind and need-based financial aid system, she thought the days of just making it work were behind her. But as her freshman year progressed, Ly began to feel alienated by her low-income status: she is just one of many who feel disillusioned with parts of the University’s experience for low-income students.
Stanford is announcing the launch of a new graduate scholars program and associated $750 million endowment. The Knight-Hennessy scholars program will be analogous to the Rhodes and Schwarzman scholarships, aiming to attract the world’s most talented graduate students to Stanford for studies across the University’s seven schools.