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Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy dies at 88 of COVID-19

Original post made on Apr 22, 2020

Stanford University President Emeritus Donald Kennedy, who led the way for massive fundraising efforts and improvements in undergraduate education, has died from COVID-19, his wife, Robin Kennedy, said Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10:23 AM

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Posted by Stanford dad
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 22, 2020 at 4:03 pm

My son went to Stanford as an undergraduate and the freshman-sophmore emphasis on teaching (read millions of dollars of endowment - dedicated income) showed to me that this institution, and Kennedy's institutional efforts were very successful. It is hard to convince a faculty, that research and postdocs are not the only intellectual joys of a research university. Kennedy made the case really clear to his constituency. And he certainly taught by example!

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