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Safety is Stanford's top concern as construction ramps up

As new construction projects bloom all over campus, Stanford's primary concern is the safety of people who are walking, bicycling, skateboarding or driving on the Farm.

Students dancing in Roble Gym

Stanford trustees approve concept and site for Bass Biology Research Building

In addition to approving a new biology research building, Stanford's trustees took action on seven other construction projects, including the renovation of Roble Gym.

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Stanford introduces new financial tools to help parents pay for college

Stanford, one of the few remaining institutions that admit undergraduates without regard for their ability to pay, is introducing a new installment program for parents and working with a company that offers innovative peer-to-peer loan programs.

ROTC students at a community gathering / Joy Leighton

Stanford to broaden support for military community on campus

The Office for Military-Affiliated Communities will provide support to veterans applying for benefits; coordinate all academic, social and cultural programs designed for military-affiliated communities; and help faculty identify research funding that offers academic opportunities for veterans.

John Etchemendy seated at Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Provost announces faculty-student committee to advise on sexual assault issues

A new faculty-student committee will be convened to suggest ways of improving educational efforts around sexual assault and to provide advice on Stanford's disciplinary process for reported cases of sexual assault, Provost John Etchemendy told the Faculty Senate on Thursday.

Town hall meeting to focus on underrepresented minority faculty mentoring and decision-making

The Panel on Faculty Equity and Quality of Life will present the major findings and recommendations of its second report at a town hall meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Faculty Club.


Stanford's Community Partnership Awards honor three service programs

Winners are selected based on their initiative, leadership and involvement in projects that embody the spirit of genuine partnership and benefit the overall community.

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Catherine Heaney to receive Roland Prize for developing long-term community partnerships

The Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize recognizes Stanford faculty who engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful volunteer service to society.

Search committee appointed to find next Hoover Institution director

The Hoover Institution bylaws outline the director search process, including the selection of a 10-member search committee.

Tim Warner speaking in front of a large graphic. Photo: Ian Terpin

Stanford's 2014-15 budget plan reflects strong fiscal position, targeted spending decisions

The university's budget for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1 continues to protect against uncertainty in federal research funding but makes investments in high-priority areas, Vice Provost Tim Warner said in a report to the Faculty Senate.

Senate to hear presentation on Stanford's 2014-15 budget plan

Catherine Criswell / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's new Title IX coordinator focuses on listening, dialogue

A national expert on preventing and resolving cases of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct on college campuses has joined Stanford as its new Title IX coordinator. She seeks to engage students and foster dialogue.

Patricia Gumport speaking to the Faculty Senate./Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford studying career paths of PhD alumni, discussing IT privacy measures

At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Patricia Gumport, vice provost for graduate education, said Stanford is conducting a study on the career paths of PhD alumni. Andrew Fire, co-chair of the Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on IT Privacy, presented an interim report on the committee's work. 

Chaitan Khosla

Stanford ChEM-H: Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health

Given a year to mature, the Institute for Chemical Biology is relaunching under a new name that better reflects its vision of bringing Stanford's unique interdisciplinary culture to bear at a new frontier of chemistry.