Posts by Patricia Gumport

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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June 11, 2018

Initiatives for graduate student families at Stanford and next steps

Patricia Gumport

Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs
I am delighted to announce significant initiatives that Stanford is undertaking to support graduate students who are parents, in order to alleviate stress and to enhance community-building.

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May 15, 2018

The beginning of Ramadan

Jane Shaw

Dean for Religious Life
Elizabeth Zacharias

Vice President for Human Resources
Patricia Gumport

Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs
Harry J. Elam

Senior Vice Provost for Education
Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
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.

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November 28, 2017

Tax reform and graduate students

Patricia Gumport

Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs
Working collaboratively, the university and graduate students are actively advocating against Congressional tax provisions that would negatively impact higher education.

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