Posts by Susie Brubaker-Cole

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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October 2, 2018

Support in challenging times

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Elizabeth Zacharias

Vice President for Human Resources
In the wake of last week’s testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we want to take a moment to share information about support resources available at Stanford for members of our community.

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May 24, 2018

Discussing mental health

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
I am writing to share with you the process by which we care for students who experience mental health issues. A recent lawsuit by several Stanford students has focused attention on how we address student mental health issues, and policies regarding leaves of absence and housing for students who are facing serious mental health issues.

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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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April 12, 2018

Thoughts on gun violence

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
One of the things I reflected about over spring break was how inspired I have been by the participation of high school students across the country and the world who have raised their voices about the all-too-frequent tragedies of gun violence.

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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 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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