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.
This quarter, for the first time in more than ten years, the Muslim festivals of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will fall entirely within the academic calendar. Ramadan begins this evening, Tuesday, May 15, and will conclude on Thursday, June 14, followed by Eid al-Fitr on Friday, June 15. The Stanford community is invited to participate in a series of special events on campus.