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Convocation

Stanford's Convocation welcomes new students and transfers

September 23, 2016 2:20 pm
At the 126th Opening Convocation Ceremony held in the Inner Quad Courtyard on Tuesday, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne drew inspiration from an 1891 address university co-founder Jane L. Stanford wrote for the very first class of incoming students. “She wrote: ‘There is only one failure for you and that is not to be true to… Read more Stanford's Convocation welcomes new students and transfers
Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Welcome to parents from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

September 2, 2016 10:24 am
September 2016 Dear Stanford Parent: Welcome to a new year at Stanford! As many of you know, this is my first year as president of Stanford, and I am thrilled to be joining the Stanford community! I am humbled and honored to take over from President John Hennessy. You may be interested to know that… Read more Welcome to parents from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Lauren Schoenthaler

Lauren Schoenthaler answers questions about sexual violence at Stanford

September 2, 2016 9:25 am
Former Stanford student Brock Turner was released from jail this week after serving a sentence for his conviction on sexual assault charges. Recognizing the wide attention the case has received, Stanford Report asked Lauren Schoenthaler to provide a current perspective on the subject of sexual violence at Stanford. Schoenthaler recently was appointed to the position… Read more Lauren Schoenthaler answers questions about sexual violence at Stanford
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President Tessier-Lavigne's message to the Stanford family

September 2, 2016 8:35 am
On his first day in office, Sept. 1, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne sent the following message to members of the Stanford family.   Dear Stanford family, I am thrilled to be rejoining the Stanford community today! After following from afar all that you have been accomplishing at this remarkable institution, I am humbled and honored to… Read more President Tessier-Lavigne's message to the Stanford family

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
Medals

Seniors' thesis projects garner university medals

July 15, 2016 9:24 am
Thirty-five graduating seniors were recognized recently for their outstanding thesis projects. They are recipients of the 2016 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts; and the David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis Prize. The prizewinners represent 24 academic departments and all three schools with… Read more Seniors' thesis projects garner university medals
3 books

Crisis and connection theme of Three Books program

July 13, 2016 8:50 am
Earlier this summer, Stanford launched its annual Three Books program by mailing each member of the Class of 2020 and incoming transfer students their first reading assignment – two novels and a nonfiction book. The university sent packages of books to incoming students living in 70 countries. Stanford English Professor Elizabeth Tallent selected this year’s… Read more Crisis and connection theme of Three Books program
Students fighting superbugs

Undergraduates developing antibiotics to fight superbugs

July 1, 2016 2:02 pm
Antibiotics have reduced deadly infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, E. coli and tetanus to rare and treatable occurrences. Unfortunately, as antibiotic usage increases both in human health and agricultural sectors, bacteria are evolving resistance to these medications. Fatalities from antibiotic-resistant bacteria are projected to increase from 23,000 to 10 million people per year in the… Read more Undergraduates developing antibiotics to fight superbugs

Stanford's commitment to combatting sexual violence

June 8, 2016 2:23 pm
Stanford has undertaken aggressive efforts in recent years to combat sexual violence and to provide support to those who experience it. Stanford adopted the “yes means yes” affirmative consent standard in its policies in 2012, two years before it became law in California. We have created new campus offices devoted specifically to sexual violence education,… Read more Stanford's commitment to combatting sexual violence