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Stanford Report, October 9, 2002

Senate opens Oct. 10 with Harris and Greely leading

As incoming chair of the Faculty Senate, Henry "Hank" Greely, law, will preside over the academic senate's first meeting of the Autumn Quarter on Thursday. In addition, Edward "Ted" Harris, medicine, is newly installed as academic secretary, succeeding Susan Schofield, who retired. The academic secretary, a part-time position, serves as a secretary, legislative archivist, institutional memory and parliamentarian to the Faculty Senate and the Academic Council.

The agenda for Thursday's meeting includes introductions of Gordon Earle, the newly appointed vice president for public affairs, and Julie Lythcott-Haims, dean of freshmen and transfer students. One item sure to attract attention is a presentation on the changes, including cost increases, to health care benefits for 2003.

The senate will meet at 3:15 p.m. in Room 180 of the Law School. Senate meetings are open to all in the Stanford community, but seating is limited. Please contact the academic secretary's office at or 723-4992 to confirm attendance.