The projects conducted by the winners of the 2016 Firestone and Golden medals and the Kennedy Prize represent the breadth of the undergraduate experience at Stanford. They included research on germ cell, federal farm animal policy, the tailoring industry in Naples, ethics and autonomous vehicles, and the writings of author Zadie Smith.
This year's Three Books program will feature two novels and a nonfiction book chosen by Stanford English Professor Elizabeth Tallent, who says the books share a fascination with human resourcefulness in the face of trauma.
In response to concerns raised by a group called the Who's Teaching Us coalition, Stanford leaders and student representatives are convening discussions on multiple subjects focused on advancing diversity and inclusion on campus.
The goal of the scholarships, established at the request of Sir Winston Churchill, a British statesman and former prime minister, is to advance science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure future prosperity and security.
Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, titled his annual address to the senate "Our Shifting Educational Environment: Why Stanford's Leadership in Higher Education is Critical Now."