Regardless of any one person or group’s point of view on any issue this year, campus culture has steadily veered away from having honest and frank discussions about deeply important issues in a way that fosters understanding, to discourse that only encourages animosity and division.
Dialogue already exists on this campus. Resources are already available for those who want to learn. What this campus needs more of is not dialogue, but action. Not silence, but justice.
Provost John Etchemendy Ph. D ’82 and President John Hennessy have both expressed concern for Stanford’s campus culture in the last day.
Provost John Etchemendy discussed details of Meyer’s demolition process at Thursday’s Faculty Senate Meeting. The meeting also included an outline of on-going and future development and construction projects on and off campus
Provost John Etchemendy will seek approval for a proposal to transfer the contents of Meyer Library to the Graduate School of Business (GSB) South Building at this month’s Board of Trustees meeting, according to library communications director Andrew Herkovic.
President John Hennessy will take a brief sabbatical for part of winter and most of spring quarters, he announced Monday at a department chairs meeting and in a letter he addressed to the University cabinet; the Stanford Report published his letter today. Hennessy said he is scheduled to return to campus before graduation in June.…
The University projects it will collect $296.5 million in undergraduate student fees for the 2011-12 academic year, reflecting a 3.8 percent increase over last year, and will award $148.9 million in undergraduate financial aid, a 1.5 percent increase over 2010-11.
In an op-ed piece this past Wednesday, Jonathan Poto ’13 expressed frustration at Stanford’s decision to reinstate ROTC and at our Provost’s op-ed affirming his support of the transgender community at Stanford. Though I can well understand Mr. Poto’s frustration, I feel his view is not entirely fair to our leadership.