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.
President Obama will return to Stanford this June to host the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). The summit, which will take place June 22 to 24, will mark the President’s second visit to the University.
Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader, joined Silicon Valley leaders at Stanford on Tuesday for a closed forum to discuss Innovation Agenda 2.0, a Democratic plan that will promote American innovation, in part by pushing for immigration reform.
[Edit, 2/23/16: And Phil Knight donates $400 million as the centerpiece of the $750 million Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. Excellent timing. A more excellent gift.] So Stanford just raised $1.6 billion. That amount of money is so large that it’s actually difficult to even comprehend. It is, by far, the biggest one-year fundraising haul in…
Around 1 p.m. on Monday, 104 students, many affiliated with Fossil Free Stanford, walked to Building 10, which houses the offices of the president and provost, and announced that they would be participating in a sit-in until the President John Hennessy and the Board of Trustees agreed to full divestment from fossil fuel companies. At the same time, a rally for full divestment took place in White Plaza. At the conclusion of the main rally event, students began to put up tents around the building to camp outside the office.
Board Chair Steven A. Denning and President John Hennessy issued a statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees to the conveners of a major climate change conference in Paris to look to universities for guidance. Denning and Hennessy urged the conveners of the twenty-first gathering of the United Nations “Conference of the Parties,” or…
The Stanford University Board of Trustees has created a 19-member Presidential Search Committee to aid in appointing a successor to Stanford President John L. Hennessy, who will be stepping down in 2016 after more than a decade of service to the University.
In a letter addressed to the incoming Class of 2019 and transfers, President John Hennessy announced the three books for the Three Books reading program this coming academic year: “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson, “This Boy’s Life” by Tobias Wolff and “Cane River” by Lalita Tademy.