Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate rejects ASSU fossil fuel divestment resolution

The Faculty Senate heard presentations on fossil fuel divestment from several speakers: Anthony Duarte, undergraduate senator; Paul Brest, professor emeritus of law; Gene Sykes, chair of the Special Committee on Investment Responsibility of Stanford’s Board of Trustees; and Mikael Wolfe, assistant professor of history.

Faculty Senate discusses Stanford’s ongoing response to COVID-19 crisis

At the April 16 Faculty Senate meeting, Provost Persis Drell discussed the impact of the pandemic on the current budget and plans to resume the budget process for 2021. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced a new website that aggregates Stanford research efforts and gave a brief report on planning for the aftermath of the crisis.

Faculty Senate makes decisions regarding Press, professoriate

At its Feb. 20 meeting, the senate approved an oversight committee for the Stanford University Press, and approved several motions regarding teaching staff appointments and the status of fellows at designated policy institutes recommended by the Committee on the Professoriate.