Posts by Marc Tessier-Lavigne

September 12, 2019

Stanford Hospital’s new, transformational healing environment

I’m excited about the new Stanford Hospital, which will host an open house for the community this weekend and begin serving patients this fall. If you have a chance to visit, you’ll be able to take a tour and see why this stunning structure is the latest expression of Stanford’s mission of service to others.

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August 22, 2019

On the chilled water curtailments

As you know, the main Stanford campus has been experiencing a series of chilled water curtailments, including one again today.

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August 4, 2019

This week’s shootings in America

Like all of you, surely, we both are struggling to comprehend the horrible incidents of gun violence that have occurred in the United States – first in Gilroy, Calif., a week ago; and this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio.

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July 26, 2019

Update on noose incident

As you know, many people in our community have been working through the emotional distress associated with the recent report of a noose on campus. There have been a number of positive steps in recent days, involving people coming together in solidarity and support for one another. We want to express our thanks to those in our community who have been leading these efforts to promote discussion and healing.

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July 17, 2019

Concerning incident on campus

As many of you have seen in news reports, this weekend Stanford’s Department of Public Safety responded to a report of what was described as a noose near a residence for summer students. We take this matter very seriously, and DPS is currently investigating the incident. If additional evidence comes to light, it may be… Read more Concerning incident on 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

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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