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Survey reveals COVID-19’s significant stress on Stanford faculty

Anne Joseph O’Connell, law, and Sara Singer, medicine, members of the Faculty Women’s Forum, presented to the Faculty Senate results of a survey that reflect the stress caused by COVID-19, particularly among women faculty, as well as those who are pre-tenure, at the lowest salary levels and with family obligations.

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Stanford’s African and African-American Studies moves closer to becoming a department

At a wide-ranging Campus Conversation about the university’s racial justice initiatives, Provost Persis Drell announced that a committee will be formed to develop the details of making Stanford’s Program in African and African American Studies a department.

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Faculty Senate seeks future report on increased collaboration between Hoover Institution and Stanford

The Faculty Senate will receive a report on efforts to increase collaboration between the Hoover Institution and the rest of Stanford as a result of a sometimes contentious debate involving issues of academic freedom and freedom of speech.

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Stanford’s relationship to the Hoover Institution highlights Faculty Senate discussion

At its first meeting of the winter quarter, the Faculty Senate heard a presentation on the Hoover Institution and passed proposals intended to deemphasize the importance of wealth in undergraduate admission decisions.

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Faculty Senate condemns COVID-19 actions of Hoover’s Scott Atlas

In its last meeting of the autumn quarter, the Stanford Faculty Senate condemned the COVID-19-related actions of Hoover senior fellow and presidential adviser Scott Atlas. The Faculty Senate also approved a new policy on Open Access to make scholarly works more widely available.

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Faculty Senate hears fundraising approach to Long-Range Vision initiatives

The Faculty Senate on Thursday heard that, despite the pandemic, social unrest and the economic downturn, the Long-Range Vision initiatives are inspiring Stanford supporters even as the university adapts to a changed fundraising environment.

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Faculty Senate urges acceleration of Stanford sustainability goals

Members of the Faculty Senate on Thursday encouraged the university to accelerate its target dates for completing its transition to at least net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and endowment.

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A political scientist at the helm of the Faculty Senate

Judith L. Goldstein, who is the Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication in the Department of Political Science and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, is serving as chair of the 2020-21 Faculty Senate of the Academic Council.

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Faculty alter new first-year requirement because of continuing pandemic

The new two-course Civic, Liberal and Global Education Requirement for undergraduates approved in May has been reduced to one course for one year by the faculty because of disruptions caused by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Academic freedom questions arise on campus over COVID-19 strategy conflicts

As Stanford faculty members disagree – often publicly – about the best way to confront COVID-19, questions about the responsibilities and limitations of academic freedom and the university’s relationship to the Hoover Institution have arisen.

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