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Stanford University's first new school in seven decades takes shape

Yet-to-be-named school will focus on climate and sustainability

by Lloyd Lee

Stanford University will establish a new home for the study of climate and sustainability issues at an environmental sciences school set to open next year. Last week, Stanford leaders previewed the academic departments that will be housed in the new school, which will be the university's first in seven decades.

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Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 30, 2021 at 11:16 am

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This is excellent news. The new dept. needs to focus on cleaning up the toxins in Stanford’s Research Park. The plumes travel from the Research Park into Palo Alto
via aquifers. Refer to USGS maps to see how TCE for example has moved from a former HP site to College Terrace. Santa Clara county is sadly the largest county with superfund sites of all of the USA. All of Barron Park’s wells were shut down decades ago because of toxins from Stanford’s Industrial Park now called Research Park.

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Posted by Hinrich
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 31, 2021 at 8:25 am

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Essentially, SU gimmick to attract big dollar contributions and woke Federal grants. Before you know it, every business and every city council will have a Dr of Sustainability guiding virtuous PR initiatives and writing new regulations, sitting next to directors (and their staffs) of diversity, equity, gender experts, race merchants, reimagined public safety officials, and socialist mayors. We need people with real skills and real training - not more activists.

Posted by community member
a resident of University South
on Aug 14, 2021 at 3:53 pm

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Stanford needs some positive news to counter their voracious development. This may help, but it isn't working.

Buying up land and houses, building satellite locations, and billions and billions of endowment, etc. is what they are correctly known for. They are a mega corporation, and they act like one.

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