Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXVIII - Issue 3 - News
The Week in Review
by Will Hudson
Hennessy Promotes Safety
This year's Parents' Weekend, with its 2,850 participates, goes down as one of the largest such events in university history. Eager parents listened to President Hennessy and university officials discuss financial aid and undergraduate education, also having the opportunity to visit classes led by top Stanford faculty. Hennessy spoke about Stanford's response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, reiterating the efforts taken to make every student feel safe on campus. He also noted that a record number of students are enrolling in courses about international relations and Islamic societies and religion.
Although most of the weekend progressed without incident, around 100 student protesters dispersed fliers and signs announcing "Code of Conduct Now," arguing for a code of conduct that guarantees a living wage for all Stanford workers.
Chemistry and Biology Get New Lab
Last week a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory Building. The building will host lab facilities for the departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences. Billed as the ideal research-based lab on campus, the three-story facility will be the first new research building built for the School of Humanities and Sciences in over a decade. The facility will house lab space for nine primary researchers, five from biological sciences and four from chemistry, and 180 other talented student researchers.
Lokey, a journalist and founder of Business Wire, told those in attendance, "Institutions like Stanford and Harvard will always need money. There's no end. It's a bottomless pit."
The $62.3 million laboratory is scheduled for completion in August 2003.
Stanford Social Reformer Remembered
John Gardner, a social reformer and pioneer of both Medicare and public television, was remembered Tuesday in a memorial service at Memorial Church. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and lifelong public servant was also an integral part of the Stanford community. Serving on the Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1982, the Stanford Associates awarded him the Degree of Uncommon Man, the university's highest accolade, in 1984.
The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities was founded at Stanford in the fall of 2000, bringing diverse aspects of American society together to tackle problems facing the nation's youth. At the time of his death he was a consulting professor at the School of Education. He was 89.
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