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Ehrlich, Thomas.
Ehrlich, Thomas.
Ehrlich, Thomas and Weiler, Hans N.
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Stanford Historical Society
Thomas Ehrlich, a former faculty member and dean of the Stanford Law School, discusses the early years of the Stanford Faculty Senate. Ehrlich served on the senate for seven years. He was a member of the first Stanford Faculty Senate in 1968-69, and he served on the Senate Steering Committee and as vice chair in 1969-70. He recalls the efforts and motivations of key players in the formation of the senate, including Herbert L. Packer, Kenneth Arrow, Leonard Schiff, and William Clebsch. Ehrlich lists some of the key issues that the senate dealt with in its early years, including concerns over the university’s relationship with SRI, the status of ROTC at Stanford, and the Study of Education at Stanford. He recalls the difficult nature of the time given student protests over the Vietnam War, university budget woes, and the faculty’s concern about the leadership of the university.
Thomas Ehrlich, Stanford Historical Society, oral histories, interviews, higher education, professors, Stanford University. Faculty Senate, and faculty governance
December 19, 2016
Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012