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Ken Burns

Five things for parents to know about Stanford’s 2016 Commencement Weekend

April 29, 2016 11:03 am
Stanford already has begun preparing for Commencement Weekend 2016, which will be held June 11 and 12. The event will attract some 30,000 people to the Stanford campus. Here are five things parents might like to know as they prepare for the big event. Who is giving the Commencement speech this year? Filmmaker Ken Burns… Read more Five things for parents to know about Stanford’s 2016 Commencement Weekend
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
Helen Wilson

Confidential Support Team offers 'first stop' for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence

April 15, 2016 9:31 am
Helen Wilson recently became director of the Confidential Support Team (CST), a Stanford center that offers support and counseling to students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking, and sexual or gender-based harassment. The CST is jointly sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the… Read more Confidential Support Team offers 'first stop' for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence

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

President and Provost discuss alcohol policies

March 9, 2016 8:55 am
President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy have issued the following letter to Stanford students: Dear Students: Last night, the two of us met with the Resident Fellows from across the Stanford campus to begin renewing our community’s conversation about a persistent challenge: alcohol misuse. Colleges and universities across the country continue to wrestle with… Read more President and Provost discuss alcohol policies

Cardinal Care Rates 2016-17

March 1, 2016 3:35 pm
Vaden Health Center has announced the Cardinal Care and Student Dependent Health Insurance Plan rates for the 2016-17 academic year. For 2016-2017, the cost of the annual plan, September 1 through August 31, will be $4,968, a 6.2 percent increase over the 2015-16 rate of $4,680. There are no changes to the 2016-17 Cardinal Care… Read more Cardinal Care Rates 2016-17
Parents Weekend

Stanford campus shines for families visiting for Parents' Weekend

February 29, 2016 9:41 am
More than 3,500 family members visited Stanford over the sunny weekend to roam the grounds, sample student life and, most of all, spend time with their sons and daughters. University photographer Linda Cicero captured some of the moments. Visit the Stanford News site to see more photos.

Stanford trustees approve 2016-17 tuition and reaffirm the university's financial aid commitment

February 25, 2016 10:47 am
The Stanford University Board of Trustees has approved a 3.5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2016-17 school year and has reaffirmed its commitment to keeping a Stanford education accessible through need-blind admission and affordable through a generous, need-based financial aid program. Total undergraduate charges will increase to $62,541 next year, including $47,331 for… Read more Stanford trustees approve 2016-17 tuition and reaffirm the university's financial aid commitment
Parents Weekend

Parents' Weekend opens Friday

February 24, 2016 11:19 am
  Stanford will welcome more than 3,500 family members to campus Friday for two days of festivities during Parents’ Weekend 2016, including tours, classes, community center receptions, dance performances and “pop-up talks” in the university’s arts district. The highly anticipated annual event will feature the ever-popular – and final – Q&A with President John Hennessy,… Read more Parents' Weekend opens Friday
Katharine Jefferts Schori

Katharine Jefferts Schori named Baccalaureate speaker

February 22, 2016 8:50 am
The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to serve as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has been named Stanford’s 2016 Baccalaureate speaker. Baccalaureate is a multifaith, end-of-the-year celebration for graduating students, their families and the university community. The event, held the day before Commencement, is student-led and designed to recognize the… Read more Katharine Jefferts Schori named Baccalaureate speaker