The study claims that masks are not effective in preventing the transmission of coronavirus and can cause medical conditions that deprive the body of oxygen — theories that have been repeatedly debunked by health authorities and infectious disease experts.
After Stanford twice canceled plans to bring frosh and sophomores to campus due to worsening public health conditions, the in-person summer quarter marks the first time most frosh will be able to live on campus since their admission.
The school released a statement saying that the author has not had any affiliation with the Palo Alto VA Hospital or Stanford since 2016, when he was a visiting scholar for a year “on matters unrelated to this paper.”
Faculty members spoke in favor of potential changes to the Honor Code, such as allowing teaching staff to proctor assessments and implementing a new tiered system for violations. The proposed changes would reduce the burden on both faculty members and students, senators said at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday.
Five scholars were selected last month as the first cohort of IDEAL Provostial Fellows, one of several Stanford initiatives introduced in June to combat anti-Black racism, diversify faculty and support early-career researchers whose work focuses on reshaping race relations.
Advocates are calling their new blueprint the Cantonese Studies Initiative, which would establish an endowed teaching position to protect the Cantonese program from future financial strain and permanently tie Cantonese to Stanford’s teaching and research missions.
Dean of the School of Medicine Lloyd Minor said that the Medical Center Line title leaves a "misimpression" that these faculty members are employed by Stanford hospitals, not the University.
At its Thursday meeting, the Faculty Senate heard reports on planning for the new sustainability school and issues facing the athletics department as a result of the pandemic.
At a Friday event hosted by the Stanford College Republicans, Hoover fellow Scott Atlas lashed out at Stanford faculty and falsely claimed he hadn't made some of his most controversial statements about the pandemic.
Most RAs agreed with Stanford’s decision to bring back juniors and seniors to campus but are concerned that students will continue to violate COVID-19 protocols — and they’re not sure the educational approach the University proposed will be as effective as hoped.
The Faculty Senate was briefed on the results of a survey on faculty quality of life during the pandemic. A majority of faculty respondents reported that they were more stressed because of the pandemic.
Some faculty members say the institution is a beacon of academic freedom that provides balance to the ideological divide on campus. Others assert that the spread of misinformation by some Hoover fellows is dangerous and ought to be called out by leaders.
On Tuesday, the University announced that standardized test scores will not be required for first-year and transfer applicants during the 2021-22 admissions cycle.
If successful, Parell and Potter would be among only a handful of individuals who have completed the Triple Crown in less than a year.
Stanford's Language Center decided not to renew Sik Lee Dennig's contract last month.
Resident assistants are raising concerns that their two-week virtual training and contradictory guidance from the University are leaving them underprepared to support student health and well-being during an already unpredictable winter quarter.
Stanford will begin administering a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines to essential health care personnel on Dec. 18. The University expects that the vaccines will be made available to all Stanford Medicine affiliates by the end of January.