February 17, 2019

This evening's community alert

Persis Drell
The Stanford Department of Public Safety issued a community alert this evening about two reported sexual assaults and an unwanted sexual encounter, possibly an attempted sexual assault, that were reported to have occurred on our campus this weekend. We are distressed to hear these reports, and we hope that the victims will come forward to allow both the university and the police to investigate.

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February 14, 2019

A window into the work of the long-range vision design teams

Persis Drell
I’m delighted to announce the launch of a new video series capturing the work of some of Stanford's long-range vision design teams. Here, in the first of five videos, we focus on IDEAL — Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment — which is one of three presidential initiatives designed to help advance our mission and put our values into action on our campus, in our local community, and in the world.

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January 30, 2019

The proposed Title IX regulations

Persis Drell
The U.S. Department of Education proposed new regulations late last year for how colleges and universities manage Title IX cases. The department has been holding a public comment period that is now closing. At Stanford, we have been reviewing these proposed regulations in detail. Our focus has been on how the regulations would affect our support for students – both complainants and respondents in Title IX cases – and ensure a fair and effective Title IX process.

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December 11, 2018

Shared resources to accelerate 21st century research

Kam Moler

Vice Provost and Dean of Research; Professor of Applied Physics and Physics
Long Range Planning gives us the opportunity to design our research ecosystem with modern and future research trends in mind. As we reach the midpoint of the LRP Design Phase, I’d like to share three observations about the changing nature of research and the ways in which LRP Design Teams will help us to adapt.

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December 3, 2018

Advancing sustainability at Stanford

Stanford has announced today that we are building a new solar plant to power our campus and reduce Stanford's carbon footprint. The new plant, combined with our existing solar generating systems, will allow the university to complete its transition to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2021.

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November 16, 2018

On the Education Department’s proposed Title IX rules

Persis Drell
As you may have read, the U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed new rules for colleges and universities to use in managing Title IX cases. We welcome the opportunity to provide input to the federal government on the proposed new rules. And we fully intend to continue our efforts to reject sexual violence in our community, to support survivors, to hold perpetrators accountable and to have fair adjudication processes.

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November 6, 2018

Civic engagement on Election Day and beyond

I want to take this moment, on Election Day, to encourage each and every eligible member of the Stanford community to cast your vote, if you haven’t already. Voting is the bedrock of our democratic system, and it is an essential way to support the issues you care about.

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October 28, 2018

Standing in solidarity

We write to express the horror and sorrow of the entire Stanford community at yesterday’s attack on worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. We deeply value and support every member of our community, of every background and identity, here at Stanford. And we affirm our commitment to counter hatred in our nation, and to promote the fundamental values of our university and our nation that call for tolerance and mutual respect.

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October 24, 2018

Our commitment to gender identity and expression

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Elizabeth Zacharias

Vice President for Human Resources
On Sunday the New York Times published an article regarding a possibility that the federal definition of gender will be limited to a biological, immutable condition established at birth. We want you to know that no matter what happens at the federal level, the university will not waver from its own commitment to value people of all genders, gender identities and gender expressions.

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October 11, 2018

Reflecting on Tuesday’s White Plaza events

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Lauren Schoenthaler

Senior Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Access
At Stanford we believe that diversity of individual viewpoints and experiences makes us a stronger community. In such a community of diverse, passionate thinkers, conflicts of viewpoint are inevitable. On Tuesday this week, as you may have read, a number of students became involved in a set of altercations on White Plaza. Without pre-judging those events or the individuals involved, we would like to address the events from a community perspective.

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