The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program announced 69 student awardees from around the world as its second annual cohort of global leaders on Tuesday.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be disappointed to see the state of racial and social justice at this institution today. Disgusted, even. King would be disgusted by the fact that people of color—students, faculty, and workers—still must fight to be heard and supported on this campus and within our larger community.
The new lab’s goal is to mobilize research insight by working with faculty, community and external partners to advance racial equity and to develop research collaboration networks among scholars and policy leaders.
Following last February’s announcement of the inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cohort, the program, which is the largest fully-endowed graduate studies program in the world, announced two additional Scholars earlier this year. This brings the total count from 49 to 51.
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.
Three Knight-Hennessy Scholars attended Stanford as undergraduates: Jason Khoo ’16, Matthew Colford ’14 and Amanda Zerbe ’15.