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Expanded legal representation suggested by Senate committee

The Faculty Senate heard a report from an ad hoc committee that has been examining the university’s policies for providing faculty and staff with legal representation or indemnifying them for the cost of representation.

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Faculty Senate approves early admission pilot for student-athletes

A more flexible enrollment process approved on a pilot basis by the Faculty Senate means that admission of potential athletes will be more in line with institutions with which Stanford competes for recruits.

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Stanford can cover pandemic costs without further cuts, provost says

In her annual budget presentation to the Faculty Senate, Provost Persis Drell reported that unexpected market returns and strong university reserves mean Stanford can cover pandemic expenses and shortfalls without further program cuts.

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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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