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Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown named Commencement speaker

February 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Stanford alum Sterling K. Brown, who recently made history by becoming the first African American to win both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and Golden Globe for best actor in a dramatic TV series, will give the 2018 Commencement address at Stanford on Sunday, June 17. “Sterling K. Brown is an eloquent role model… Read more Sterling K. Brown named Commencement speaker
Family Weekend

What you need to know about Family Weekend 2018

February 8, 2018 3:23 pm
Family Weekend, which will be held Feb. 23 and 24, annually draws more than 3,000 visitors to campus. The following is information we hope family members planning to attend find useful. If we didn’t register by the deadline, can we still come? Yes. If you haven’t registered in advance, you can check in at the… Read more What you need to know about Family Weekend 2018
Alice Petty

SAGE mentorship program to launch in 2018-19

February 8, 2018 12:54 pm
During the 2018-19 academic year, Stanford will launch a new mentorship program for all incoming students that is designed to complement the work of its full-time, professional, academic advisers in the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research. Under the new program, known as Stanford Advocates for Growth and Exploration, or SAGE, members of the Stanford… Read more SAGE mentorship program to launch in 2018-19
Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel

Cardinal Conversations exposes campus to diverse views

January 22, 2018 4:17 pm
An initiative that kicks off this month will address some of society’s most complex issues and expose the campus to a wide range of perspectives and views. Cardinal Conversations is an initiative among Stanford and its Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies that is designed to be a thought-provoking community discussion of… Read more Cardinal Conversations exposes campus to diverse views
Cardinal Nights

Having fun at Stanford without alcohol

November 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Since many Stanford students don’t have cars, getting to a movie theater can be challenging – except on movie nights offered by Cardinal Nights, which provides discounted tickets and free transportation to students looking for a fun night out with friends new and old. This quarter, in addition to movie outings, the popular Cardinal Nights… Read more Having fun at Stanford without alcohol
Chris Griffith

When disaster strikes home for students

November 6, 2017 8:57 am
Stanford undergraduate and graduate students were among the millions of people affected by three hurricanes, two earthquakes and a rash of California wildfires over the past three months. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria cumulatively devastated parts of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas. In September, Mexico was rocked by two damaging earthquakes,… Read more When disaster strikes home for students
Brianna Booth

Sexual violence prevention programs continue evolving, expanding

November 3, 2017 11:43 am
It was as a junior last fall, attending a New Student Orientation session as a resident assistant, that Eisa Al-Shamma realized the power of storytelling in fostering healthier relationships. The session, called Beyond Sex Ed, featured Stanford students sharing personal stories with the university’s newest undergraduates. The stories focused on dating, coming out, early sexual… Read more Sexual violence prevention programs continue evolving, expanding
Celine Wang

Stanford platform offers central location for off-campus learning

November 3, 2017 11:32 am
Students interested in pursuing internships, research projects, public service gigs and study tours – across the United States and around the world – will find an ever-growing list of activities listed on the new platform, Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities. Undergraduate and graduate students alike are invited to search the platform – known as SOLO for… Read more Stanford platform offers central location for off-campus learning
Jane Harrison

Stanford, the Parents' Program and you

October 11, 2017 12:58 pm
Each year, thousands of parents and guardians get involved at Stanford as donors and volunteers. Jane Harrison, director of the Stanford Parents’ Program, explains why Stanford hopes you will be among them. What is the Stanford Parents’ Program and how do parents and guardians get involved? The mission of the Stanford Parents’ Program is to… Read more Stanford, the Parents' Program and you

Stanford building bridges between first-year students and academic advisers

October 11, 2017 11:04 am
Louis Newman, director of Undergraduate Advising and Research, talks about how advisers help guide the intellectual journeys of Stanford’s first-year students and transfer students. What roles do academic advisers play in the lives of students? They help students navigate the choices they have at Stanford, serving as a liaison, if you will, between the students… Read more Stanford building bridges between first-year students and academic advisers