Stanford School of Engineering faculty members Stacey Bent, Kenneth Goodson and Fei-Fei Li have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions accorded engineers.
At the Feb. 6 senate meeting, members of the Committee on the Professoriate presented the committee’s findings and recommendations. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne gave an update on Stanford’s response to the novel coronavirus, and also emphasized the need to extend support and respect to the university’s Chinese and Chinese-American students and scholars.
Stanford recently added to its student affairs staff three student support specialists, including two recent alums, whose work will focus on helping students manage stress, life transitions, interpersonal concerns and more.
A committee is exploring ways of bridging sustainability efforts on campus and creating new mechanisms for dispersed groups to work together on critical issues like climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. They are seeking feedback in a series of town halls.
The Stanford Faculty Senate on Thursday discussed a wide range of topics related to sexual violence and sexual harassment on campus, with presentations by Provost Persis Drell and by three students representing the Associated Students of Stanford University. Drell also announced a new reporting structure for the Stanford University Press.