Category: Living at Stanford

Greg Boardman

Boardman to retire at the end of August

March 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Greg Boardman, Stanford’s vice provost for student affairs, who has led the division for more than a decade, will retire Aug. 31. Provost Persis Drell will share plans for a search committee early in spring quarter. Since 2005, Boardman has provided leadership to a division that currently includes nearly 30 0 professional staff and encompasses… Read more Boardman to retire at the end of August

Stanford continues working to provide support to international and immigrant communities

March 7, 2017 4:18 pm
Stanford is working to provide information and services – and to continue emphasizing the university’s support for all members of the campus community – as events continue to unfold around federal immigration policy. A working group with representatives from across the campus is meeting regularly to coordinate the university’s response to new developments and to… Read more Stanford continues working to provide support to international and immigrant communities
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Stanford’s support for our international and undocumented community

January 30, 2017 8:51 am
Recent events have brought anxiety, dismay and confusion for people in the academic community nationally and internationally as an executive order with new federal restrictions on travel to the United States was implemented. A letter emailed Saturday evening to the Stanford community from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost John Etchemendy and incoming Provost Persis Drell expressed… Read more Stanford’s support for our international and undocumented community

President and Provost write letters welcoming the Stanford community back for Winter Quarter

January 12, 2017 3:41 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has sent a letter to members of the Stanford campus community, welcoming them back for Winter Quarter. The president’s letter includes news of appointments he has made and initiatives he is pursuing, including new open office hours for students. Provost John Etchemendy’s letter addresses issues that have been on the minds of… Read more President and Provost write letters welcoming the Stanford community back for Winter Quarter

Stanford updates its student alcohol policy

August 22, 2016 2:36 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability and accessibility of hard alcohol, Stanford University has updated its student alcohol policy to prohibit high-volume distilled liquor containers for all undergraduate and coterminal students living in undergraduate housing. It also prohibits hard alcohol at all categories of on-campus parties, with the exception of parties hosted by student… Read more Stanford updates its student alcohol policy

Public Service at Stanford

August 2, 2016 8:56 am
At Stanford, students are offered many ways to incorporate public service into their lives. They can live in Branner Hall, whose residents – sophomores, juniors and seniors – have made a commitment to incorporate public service into their lives. They can participate in Cardinal Service, a university-wide initiative designed to elevate and expand service as… Read more Public Service at Stanford
Dereca Blackmon

At Stanford, inclusion is everyone's work

April 15, 2016 9:44 am
When the Marshall Scholarship selection committee invited Alejandro Ruizesparza to the British Consulate-General office in Chicago for an interview, the Stanford senior faced a small, but significant, problem. Ruizesparza, who is the first member of his family to attend a four-year university, didn’t own a suit. Under a new program Stanford launched last fall, known… Read more At Stanford, inclusion is everyone's work

Students, administrators convene process to advance diversity, inclusion at Stanford

April 7, 2016 2:32 pm
In response to concerns raised by a group called the Who’s Teaching Us coalition, Stanford leaders and student representatives are convening discussions on multiple subjects focused on advancing diversity and inclusion on campus. Students and senior Stanford leaders have begun a series of collaborative discussions to investigate and address concerns recently identified by a coalition… Read more Students, administrators convene process to advance diversity, inclusion at Stanford
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President and provost write in support of inclusion and diversity

November 19, 2015 10:27 am
The following letter was recently issued to members of Stanford’s campus community from President Hennessy and Provost Etchemendy affirming the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. Dear Stanford Community, In the last few weeks, universities across the country have been rocked by acts of intolerance and racism. At this time of national unrest and anxiety,… Read more President and provost write in support of inclusion and diversity
John Etchemendy

Provost Etchemendy addresses questions about sexual assault

November 18, 2015 2:07 pm
In recent weeks, a number of questions have been raised about Stanford’s implementation of the recommendations of the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices, the results of the campus-wide climate survey, and the handling of sexual assault cases. Provost John Etchemendy addresses these questions for the Stanford community. Sexual assault continues to… Read more Provost Etchemendy addresses questions about sexual assault