A committee is exploring ways of bridging sustainability efforts on campus and creating new mechanisms for dispersed groups to work together on critical issues like climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. They are seeking feedback in a series of town halls.
The Affordability Task Force (ATF), established in fall 2018 as part of the university’s long-range vision process, is now concluding work to develop recommendations that address some of our regional affordability challenges.
With the goals of transforming learning on campus and beyond and accelerating discovery and the impact of research, initiatives arising out of the long-range vision are ramping up with activities to engage faculty and students.
Two pioneering scientists who transformed the fields of artificial intelligence and gene editing discuss the impacts of their technologies and the ethics of scientific discovery leading up to a public talk later this month.
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.
At its meeting this week, the Board of Trustees also discussed investment responsibility, received briefings on the AAU Campus Climate Survey and the General Use Permit, and honored departing board member Ram Shriram.
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.