The motion follows Provost Persis Drell’s decision in April to appoint a separate ad hoc committee exploring SU Press’ finances.
We are doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences, and we are writing to express our unwavering support for the continued, renewable funding of Stanford University Press and the establishment of a major endowment such as that of Harvard and Princeton University Presses. We strongly believe that SUP should be a necessary item in Stanford’s budget, just as our Ivy League peer institutions have done with their own academic presses.
The SymSys major is unique to Stanford and has been donned by the likes of LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman ’89, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ’97 and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger ’09.
This fall, J.S.D. candidate Doron Dorfman J.S.M. ’14 introduced a new course called “HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights” to study disabilities and different views of ability in society.
This Sunday, the University closed the application process for its inaugural program of Stanford in New York City (SiNYC) in the 2016-17 academic year.
Next fall, the University will launch Stanford in New York City (SiNYC), an off-campus program in New York City that combines internship experience with coursework in the humanities and social sciences.
A petition calling on the University to develop and implement a book and document delivery service has gained 110 signatures from faculty and graduate students in a month, with many signatories arguing that such a service is a basic need for many researchers in the humanities and social sciences.