At its Thursday meeting, the Stanford Faculty Senate heard proposals for a new undergraduate first-year experience and approach to the undergraduate major. Senators also endorsed an ASSU recommendation for a plaque at a contemplative garden on campus marking the site of a sexual assault.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell addressed many issues of concern to Stanford community members, including the results of the AAU 2019 Campus Climate Survey and the 2019-20 university budget.
Vincenti’s research laid the foundation for many advances in aeronautics, including supersonic flight and spacecraft reentry. He also co-founded the interdisciplinary Stanford Program in Science, Technology and Society.
During its first meeting of the academic year, the Faculty Senate approved the charge to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Stanford University Press, heard presentations from ASSU leaders and received an update on the university’s long-range vision from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
Throughout October and November, Stanford offers free flu vaccinations to faculty, staff, retirees, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students, who are being encouraged this year to “Be a flu fighter.”