Provost Persis Drell presented on the 2019-20 University budget plan at Thursday afternoon Faculty Senate meeting. She described the financial calculus behind the 2.1 percent endowment payout for the upcoming fiscal year and described Stanford’s financial priorities as reflected by the allocation of general funds.
We will die eventually, and that gives us some special reflective abilities. Unlike a corporation or, say, humankind, which have no expiration dates to speak of, we know that we can expect to stop living after at most about a century, and thus can think about our lives as a whole and imagine a coherent…
Pursuing challenge in our academic home territory comes easily to us. We’re eager to push ourselves in the areas we already have aptitude in. It’s harder, in our four short years at Stanford, to prioritize challenges outside our areas of strength.
At 5:20 p.m. on Monday, members of the senior class and some Stanford students in other years received a prank email that appeared to be from senior class president Madilyn Ontiveros ’18 notifying them they would not be graduating in June due to failure to fulfill the nonexistent “WAY_BS Requirement: Behavioral Sciences.”
Amid widespread concern about greater workplace diversity, a revamped effort to create a “Diversity in the Field” program is being taken up by Sam Feineh ’19, academics lead on the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Executive Cabinet, with the support of faculty partners.
Many advanced students are forced to take courses that are well below what they want to and should be taking.
At last night’s Faculty Senate meeting, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne presented his vision for Stanford and the Dean of Research Ann Arvin gave a report on addressing the challenges of faculty research.
The university community should still feel it imperative to provide our artists with more space, and then act on that imperative. We need to build performance halls and studios to better serve this part of the Stanford community that is largely ignored in terms of the resources we give them.