November 16, 2017

An update on campus historical names

I'm writing to update the campus community on the Advisory Committee on the Use of Historical Names on Campus. I met with the committee on Monday to get an update on its progress. Yesterday, a group of students concerned about the process voiced their views in a campus march, and I met with representatives of the group last evening. I respect their views, and I want to discuss here how we intend to move forward and bring the process to conclusion.

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November 9, 2017

On the Robert Spencer event

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Jane Shaw

Dean for Religious Life
No statement made next week or beyond can undercut the fact that Muslim students, staff and faculty are an integral part of our community.

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November 7, 2017

Advancing free speech and inclusion

Like many of you, we have been following what has been going on at other campuses and in our own Stanford community around issues of speech and expression. We have been reflecting on how we at Stanford can advance both our unwavering commitment to the free expression of ideas and our equally steadfast goal of an inclusive community.

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November 1, 2017

Our work in Student Affairs

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
It is such an honor to be the leader of the Student Affairs division. During my first month as vice provost, I have developed a deep appreciation for how our staff contribute meaningfully to our shared purpose, which is ensuring that all of our students thrive and succeed. 

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October 31, 2017

Strengthening community in the face of race hatred

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
M. Elizabeth Magill

Dean of Stanford Law School
Last evening, during a community gathering to celebrate Diwali, white supremacist posters were posted in and around the law school and near the Stanford Bookstore by a group calling themselves Identity Evropa. They have come to the wrong place. The ideology of race hatred represented by Identity Evropa has no place here.

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October 26, 2017

Denouncing hate

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Jane Shaw

Dean for Religious Life
Last Saturday, a public safety officer discovered a swastika drawn on a pillar of the Graduate School of Business campus. We write to denounce in strongest possible terms the recent incursion of hateful speech into our campus community.

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October 20, 2017

Bryce Love

One of the great joys of returning to Stanford has been attending our sporting events and getting to know some of our outstanding student-athletes.  These dedicated students are all impressive, and some of the performances this fall have really stood out.

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October 17, 2017

Four stories of alumni contribution

Persis Drell
I was honored last Friday to participate in one of the highlights of Reunion Homecoming weekend – the induction ceremony for the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame.

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October 11, 2017

Supporting the DREAMers

Persis Drell
In recent days, there has been more news from Washington about the effort to protect the students and others who have been covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. I want to share a few things Stanford is doing both externally and internally at this very difficult time for many in our community.

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October 4, 2017

Restarting the conversation

On Wednesday, Persis and I held our first "Conversation with the President and Provost" of the new academic year. We started holding these sessions last year, and we have found them to be great opportunities to hear from a broad mix of students, faculty and staff about issues on their minds.

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