At the first meeting held by new chair Steven Denning, M.B.A. ’78, the Stanford Board of Trustees discussed several ongoing University construction projects, including an initiative to add 326 beds to graduate school housing. The renovations would allow 60 percent of graduate students to live on campus, up from roughly 55 percent currently. The Board…
Laurene Powell Jobs MBA ’91, wife of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has been elected as the newest member of the Stanford Board of Trustees, the University announced this morning in a press release. A leader and founder of nonprofit organizations aimed at advancing social reform efforts, especially in education, Laurene Jobs will start her five-year term on the Board on Oct. 1.
The University Board of Trustees elected a new chair at its February meeting, current chair Leslie Hume ‘71 Ph.D. ‘79 announced in a press briefing Monday. Steven A. Denning MBA ‘78, current vice chair, will replace Hume on July 1. Hume praised the work of Denning, chairman of General Atlantic Partners LLC, a worldwide private equity firm he co-founded in 1980.
Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang ‘90 M.S. ‘90 resigned from his board position and broke ties completely with the company Tuesday, amid recent criticism about his leadership and failure to secure a buy-out deal with Microsoft. Yang resigned from all company positions, including the boards of Yahoo Japan Corporation and Alibaba Group Holding Limited.
Judge Pamela Rymer J.D. ’64 of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals died Sept. 21 at the age of 70 after a two-year battle with cancer, according to a federal court announcement.
Hospital delays expansion after complaints… Board of Trustees approves University budget, construction projects… Palo Alto approves city budget… Alum elected to Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board… Jaramillo on “green energy” and price law… Stanford news from around the Web for June 21, 2011.
Humanities were back on the agenda at yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting, where a panel of faculty explored the difficulties facing their departments. The body also heard a report from the Board of Trustees, led by Board Chair Leslie Hume.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday for the biotech patent case Board of Trustees of Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems.