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Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Stanford graduates encouraged to expand their awareness

June 19, 2017 2:53 pm
In a personal and impassioned speech, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar asked the Stanford University Class of 2017 to reflect on their privileges, on the importance of fair and factual debate, and on opportunities for future growth and contribution. Speaking at the university’s 126th Commencement on Sunday at Stanford Stadium, which was… Read more Stanford graduates encouraged to expand their awareness
Commencement

Here come the graduates!

June 16, 2017 12:58 pm
Stanford will honor graduates during Commencement Weekend with festivities galore, ending with a performance by the Stanford Chamber Chorale in Memorial Church on Sunday afternoon. The main event, the 126th Commencement ceremony, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, in Stanford Stadium. Baccalaureate, a multi-faith gathering led by students, will… Read more Here come the graduates!
Persis Drell

Provost reports on Title IX process

May 31, 2017 10:00 am
Earlier this year, I said I would provide a progress report to the Stanford community this spring on the first year of the Student Title IX Process, our new pilot process for hearing cases of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence and sexual violence involving students. I’m writing now to do that. This is the first… Read more Provost reports on Title IX process
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Stanford increases the number of all-gender restrooms on campus

May 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Single-user restrooms throughout the university are being converted to all-gender facilities in recognition of the needs of people who are transgender, gender fluid and gender non-conforming. Although the university’s efforts predate the passage of a California law that mandates such conversion in public buildings, it is in concert with the law’s intent and implementation. Gov.… Read more Stanford increases the number of all-gender restrooms on campus
Commencement

Five things to know about Commencement

May 12, 2017 1:56 pm
Stanford has already begun getting ready for Commencement Weekend 2017, which will be held June 17 and 18. The event will attract some 30,000 people to campus, so families are encouraged to plan their visit early. Here are five things families might want to know as they prepare for the big event. Who is giving… Read more Five things to know about Commencement

New tool offers sexual violence reporting option for students

May 5, 2017 4:36 pm
Stanford students now have a new tool for documenting and reporting sexual and relationship violence. With support and advocacy from ASSU student leaders, Stanford has adopted the online platform Callisto for a three-year trial period. It will offer students a new avenue, in addition to existing ones, for documenting and reporting experiences with sexual assault… Read more New tool offers sexual violence reporting option for students
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New major created in aeronautics and astronautics

May 4, 2017 3:28 pm
Prodded by students and pulled by traditional firms and startups, Stanford is creating an undergraduate major in aeronautics and astronautics. “For almost 60 years we’ve had successful graduate and research programs,” said professor Charbel Farhat, chair of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. “Now we have a way to help Stanford undergraduates find their places… Read more New major created in aeronautics and astronautics
Farouk Dey

Stanford's transformation of career education

April 21, 2017 10:48 am
In recent years, Stanford has transformed career education on campus by adopting a new philosophy that highlights meaningful work, connections and communities—an approach that is reflected in its name, Bridging Education, Ambition and Meaningful Work (BEAM), Farouk Dey, dean of career education, recently told the Stanford Faculty Senate. “This is not your typical college placement… Read more Stanford's transformation of career education
Roble Hall

Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

April 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Venerable, ivy-covered Roble Hall will turn 100 in 2018. Roble resident fellow Jeffrey Ball hopes that, in its second century, the dorm known as Stanford University’s “La Grande Dame” will stand as a symbol and embodiment of sustainable living. Ball is a writer on energy and the environment, scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy… Read more Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

Alcohol policy check-in

April 13, 2017 2:03 pm
Six months after the university updated its alcohol policy to include a ban on large containers of hard liquor in student residences and prohibited hard alcohol at undergraduate parties, there has been an encouraging decline in the number of students needing alcohol-related emergency medical aid or receiving police citations for alcohol offenses, according to statistics… Read more Alcohol policy check-in