Provost Persis Drell told the Faculty Senate Thursday that a committee has been charged with developing recommendations for a process to create a new institute on the study of race, ethnicity and society. The Faculty Senate also heard updates on the university’s response to COVID-19 and the state of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs, among other topics.
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell shared highlights of the plans for the new academic year, including activities to rebuild the community and updates on major campus initiatives, during a Campus Conversation on Oct. 13.
At its first meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year, Stanford’s Board of Trustees moved forward several building projects and received updates on how the university is raising its sights after the challenging beginning of the pandemic.
The potential transaction supports NDNU’s ongoing transition to a primarily graduate university while providing Stanford with additional space to support its people and programs and deepen its commitment to the region.
In a message to the Stanford community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne discusses the 20 years since Sept. 11 and highlights that Friday has been designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of those lost.