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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September 25, 2017

A new academic year

We want to take the opportunity of a new fall quarter to extend a warm welcome to you, whether for the first time or once again. Yet as we write we are also reminded of the challenges facing some members of our community, with the announcement just hours ago of an updated travel ban affecting visitors to the United States from several countries.

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September 23, 2017

Warmth and optimism from Alondra to Zapata

Going to college for the first time is a momentous occasion in the life of any undergraduate. This past week I was thrilled to participate in two of my favorite Stanford traditions that seek to facilitate this transition: Move-In Day and the new undergraduate reception at Hoover House.

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September 21, 2017

Summer explorations

Persis Drell
Summer is a time to refresh the soul. I spent a small part of my summer doing that by spending some time as a student of the arts.

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September 15, 2017

Advancing access

In my column in the September/October issue of Stanford Magazine, I focus on a key priority for Stanford: advancing access and affordability for our students. True to the spirit of our founding, Stanford has one of the most comprehensive undergraduate financial aid programs in higher education. But there’s more to be done. 

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September 7, 2017

Our commitment to battling sexual assault

Persis Drell
Stanford has no intention of retreating, in any way, on the subject of sexual assault and harassment; we continue our commitment to move forward. Some thoughts following a speech delivered by the U.S. Secretary of Education regarding Title IX.

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