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Faculty Senate talks poor economic outlook, passes bill supporting need-blind international admissions

Expecting still-rising costs and poor endowment performance, Drell spoke of “cost cutting” in response to low expectations for the University’s financial prospects. The Senate also unanimously passed a resolution expressing support for need-blind admission and need-based financial aid for international undergraduate students.

Tad and Dianne Taube donate $14.5M to youth concussion and addiction research initiatives

Earlier this year, Tad and Dianne Taube Philanthropies donated $14.5 million for research initiatives on addiction and concussion in youth in the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. $9.5 million of Taube’s donation will launch the Tad and Dianne Taube Youth Addiction Initiative, led by Laura Roberts, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine. The other $5 million will initiate the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative to address concussion and addiction at its earliest onset in children.

Dancing for an excellent cause

Stanford University Dance Marathon (SUDM) is an annual philanthropic event that raises money for health-related causes. Students dance for 24 consecutive hours while raising money to donate. In the past, SUDM has donated proceeds to organizations such as FACE AIDS (2008) and Partners in Health Rwanda (2014-2016), organizations which seek to provide communities in Rwanda…