“During the next academic year ... no course would be taught only with a letter grade basis,” said Graduate School of Education professor Adam Banks, co-chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy (C-USP), who supported the measure before it was approved by the Faculty Senate at its meeting on Thursday. According to Banks, classes that are already graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis are not affected by this policy.
Baseball, the first of major American sports to return to play, is finally underway. The new season — which kicked off Thursday — is shorter, starts later and tests a variety of new rules to keep players healthy and make the game more entertaining. If you follow baseball, you’re probably already familiar with what these…
If you’re a member of Stanford Memes for Edgy Trees, a spinoff from its UC Berkeley counterpart, then you have no doubt seen the latest trend of Stanford x Cal fan art: drawings of our anthropomorphized universities in a romantic or erotic context.
Dean of the School of Engineering Jennifer Widom presentented the motion to the Faculty Senate’s Steering Committee, saying departments across campus, “are focused right now very intently on figuring out their course offerings for the coming year.”
While faculty at the meeting agreed that dramatic action is needed in order to address climate change, they debated whether divestment from the fossil fuel industry is the University’s best option.
The Board of Trustees has decided not to divest from publicly-traded oil and natural gas companies, despite calls to do so from students, some faculty members and the group Fossil Free Stanford, Board Chair Jeff Raikes ’80 told The Daily. The Board also approved a $7 billion annual budget for the next fiscal year. The…
The Faculty Senate approved a trial policy that would grant principal investigator (PI) eligibility to additional staff of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and clinical educators (CE) in the School of Medicine. Currently only members of the Academic Council, which includes all tenure-line faculty, are eligible to be PIs with some rare exceptions outlined in Stanford’s…
The petitions come after the Faculty Senate voted not to support divesting from fossil fuels.
By a margin of 11 to 28, with six abstentions, the Faculty Senate in a long-awaited vote rejected a resolution committing the University to divesting from oil and natural gas companies, leaving students frustrated with the vote and the meeting’s proceedings.
ChEM-H director Chaitan Khosla also highlighted the work of the Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA).
Drell said Stanford is asking all University units to prepare for a hypothetical scenario that involves “a 15% reduction in endowment payout and 10% reduction in general funds.”
Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a “virtual celebration” on Monday to acknowledge the progress Stanford and the world has made in the 50 years since the first Earth Day in 1970.
University leadership convened Thursday for the first Faculty Senate meeting of spring quarter, fielding questions about pay for subcontracted workers, describing the University’s slumping finances and discussing possible plans for fall quarter — including starting the next academic year in the winter.
In a Tuesday email to the first-generation and/or low-income (FLI) community, Assistant Vice Provost of Student Affairs Jan Barker-Alexander announced that Symone Morales will be the next director of the FLI Office. Morales is currently a coordinator of first-generation campus-wide initiatives at UCLA, where she “designed and directed initiatives including course creation, alumni relations, and…
Stanford Students Against War and the Multo Collective condemned Condoleezza Rice's appointment as director of the Hoover Institution in a demonstration on Monday.
A panel hosted by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Stanford University Women’s Club discussed the results of Super Tuesday.
The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Undergraduate Senate focused on institutional knowledge at its meeting on Tuesday.
Membership gives them the privileges of serving as a principal investigator and as the principal advisor on Ph.D. dissertations.
Josh Cobler '20 said that pushing Stanford to divest from fossil fuels is just one step “in our journey toward creating social justice, economic justice, racial justice and environmental justice, in this country and outside of it.”
The bill would also structure the Senate such that only half the senators would be up for reelection each year, aiming to smooth the transitions between Senates by ensuring that that the Senate will always have members who have served for at least a year
Warren and Sanders supporters were kept waiting for hours on Monday as Iowa caucus results were delayed due to "quality control" checks.