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Stanford student judicial process called ‘overly punitive’ and ‘not educational’ in report to Faculty Senate

In a presentation to the Stanford Faculty Senate on Thursday, the Committee of 10, charged with reviewing the Student Judicial Charter, recommended how the process might be refocused on education and made more efficient.

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Report to Faculty Senate reveals stress around the issue of free speech on campus

The Planning and Policy Board Subcommittee on Campus Climate presented an interim report to the Faculty Senate on Thursday that highlighted students’ concerns about free speech and general campus climate.

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New Stanford climate and sustainability school designed to achieve ambitious goals

The Faculty Senate heard an update on the structure of the new school for climate and sustainability and learned that it will include a Sustainability Accelerator that will translate policy and technology solutions.

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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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