An article recently captured my attention concerning Stanford faculty members raising concerns and attempting to restrict student access to an invited speaker. Reading that Stanford University faculty members were in some way attempting to shield students from ideas is so preposterous as to be laughable. Stanford is and remains a university whose faculty is known…
Some at Stanford find these relationships uncontroversial or point to their scientific and cultural benefits. Others approach them with more wariness or believe the University should engage more thoughtfully with the country.
The city celebrates a history that is intertwined with Stanford.
Following several years of debate surrounding the University’s collection of information on sexual assault and misconduct, Stanford will launch a campus climate survey with a widened definition of sexual assault.
No one has ever doubted that the Hoover Institution, a think tank and research center named after Republican president Herbert Hoover, leans conservative. Its fellows have shaped American domestic and foreign policy under nearly every president for the past 50 years. Despite this prestigious service to our university and our country, several members of the faculty senate suddenly decided they had had enough of the sole conservative institution on campus. Professor Kenneth Taylor called the Hoover Institution’s conservative ideology “intellectually bankrupt.” In a published statement last Friday, over a dozen Stanford professors described Hoover’s commitment to its mission statement, as ‘constraining’ and “antithetical to the spirit of open inquiry that is a fundamental element of liberal education.”
On Nov. 16, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the release of a campus sexual assault policy proposal that, if enacted, would reduce liability for universities and narrow the definition of sexual harassment.
In the midterm elections yesterday, Palo Alto voters decisively struck down Measure F, the local ballot initiative aimed at curbing healthcare spending that Stanford vehemently opposed.
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.