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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winners are selected based on their initiative, leadership and involvement in projects that embody the spirit of genuine partnership and benefit the overall community.
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.
The Hoover Institution bylaws outline the director search process, including the selection of a 10-member search committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.