May 15, 2019

Advancing diversity and inclusion at Stanford

Persis Drell
One of our most important university-wide goals is to promote diversity and inclusion. We want to ensure that diversity of thought, experience and approach is represented in all aspects of our education and research mission and that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, beliefs, abilities and identities is thriving on our campus.

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May 13, 2019

On the Andrew Klavan event

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Tiffany Steinwert

Dean for Religious Life
We reaffirm our support for our Muslim community here on campus and across the country.

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May 5, 2019

Our hope for meaningful dialogue

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Tiffany Steinwert

Dean for Religious Life
Many members of our community are experiencing pain and anger this weekend in response to a set of flyers posted around campus.

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March 22, 2019

Stanford’s new home in Redwood City

Yesterday, I joined Provost Drell, Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain, and other leaders from Redwood City, San Mateo County, and Stanford to officially open Stanford’s Redwood City campus. This was a historic moment, marking our first significant footprint outside of the main campus and a strategic investment in Stanford’s future.

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March 21, 2019

An update on the admissions fraud scheme

We are writing to provide a further update to our community on the steps Stanford is taking to respond to the recent admissions fraud scheme. We know that this episode has jarred the trust of many Americans in the college admissions process, and it has prompted many questions from the Stanford community. We are determined to take the right steps at Stanford to ensure the integrity of our process and to work toward rebuilding that trust.

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March 21, 2019

On the ‘free inquiry’ executive order

At Stanford we have had a longstanding commitment to freedom of expression. Universities must foster environments that promote open campus discussion.

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March 15, 2019

Our unwavering support

We write to express our shock and deep sorrow following today’s attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our profound sympathies and support go out to the families and loved ones of the victims, and to all members of the Muslim community in New Zealand and around the world.

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March 12, 2019

On student mental health and well-being

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Harry J. Elam

Senior Vice Provost for Education
Patricia Gumport

Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs
We write with great sadness to acknowledge the recent deaths of two graduate students, and the sense of loss and grief across our university community. We would like to provide an update on initiatives underway to address the struggles our students face, ranging from the academic and financial to the physical and psychological, and beyond.

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March 12, 2019

The sailing case, and our resolve

Let us be clear: The conduct reported in this case is absolutely contrary to Stanford’s values, and to the norms this university has lived by for decades. Today’s news is a shock exactly because it so clearly violates our institutional expectations for ethical conduct.

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March 7, 2019

In support of our community

As our country works to both advance innovation and protect national security, let us also make sure to reject prejudice and discrimination in all their forms.

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