A philosopher at the helm of Stanford’s Faculty Senate

January 27, 2017

Debra Satz, a professor of philosophy, senior associate dean for the humanities and arts, and chair of the 2016-17 Faculty Senate, has long been a champion of the humanities, equity issues and faculty governance on the Farm.

Satz highlights the Humanites:

To further promote interest in the humanities, Satz established the Summer Humanities Institute in 2012 to bring 50 rising high school juniors and seniors to campus for university-level coursework. Each year the program recruits carefully targeted high school students from across the country and introduces them to classes with Stanford’s accomplished humanities faculty. In the program’s first year Satz composed a separate letter for New York students, essentially saying she had been “a kid from the New York City public schools who got here and actually liked it.”

We are really not the MIT of the West.


This summer, the institute will enroll up to 140 students and offer five courses, including Ancient Rome and Its Legacies and Racial Identity in the American Imagination.  “It’s an amazing program that has helped us get the word out about studying the humanities and the arts at Stanford,” Satz said. “We are really not the MIT of the West.”

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