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President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

President outlines new vision for Stanford's future

May 18, 2018 1:59 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne recently outlined a new vision for the future of Stanford before the Academic Council, including initiatives to support the campus community and to advance teaching and research over the next decade and beyond to better serve the region, the nation and the world. The initiatives – and the vision upon which they… Read more President outlines new vision for Stanford's future
Commencement

10 things to know about Stanford Commencement

May 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Stanford is preparing for Commencement Weekend 2018, which will be held June 15 to 17. The event will attract some 30,000 people to campus, so families are encouraged to plan their visit early. Here are 10 things families might find useful to know about Stanford’s graduation. There is a new clear-bag policy for Stanford Stadium.… Read more 10 things to know about Stanford Commencement
Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost Susie Brubaker-Cole talks about Stanford's students

May 4, 2018 11:39 am
Seven months ago, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole left Oregon State University to return to Stanford, where she served as associate vice provost for undergraduate education from 1999 to 2008 and as a resident fellow. Today, she oversees more than 25 offices and centers that offer resources, advising and support to 16,000 Stanford… Read more Vice Provost Susie Brubaker-Cole talks about Stanford's students
Harry Elain

Report on Stanford's undergraduate education

May 1, 2018 3:05 pm
Stanford is working to better support undergraduate students, including through additional resources for first-generation students, new first-year learning opportunities, strengthening the advising program and more attention to student health and well-being. “Our students have abundant opportunities here. We want students to find their own definition of Stanford,” said Senior Vice Provost for Education Harry Elam,… Read more Report on Stanford's undergraduate education
Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is named Baccalaureate speaker

April 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Writer, poet and memoirist Elizabeth Alexander has been named speaker for this year’s Baccalaureate. The multifaith celebration led by graduating students will take place on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. in the Main Quad. Alexander joins award-winning actor and alumnus Sterling K. Brown, who was previously named Commencement speaker. Alexander is president of the… Read more Elizabeth Alexander is named Baccalaureate speaker
Adina Glickman

Learning academic resilience at Stanford

April 9, 2018 5:02 pm
Even Stanford students sometimes face academic challenges that they find daunting. Adina Glickman, director of learning strategy programs, founded the Stanford Resilience Project in 2011 to help students learn from the setbacks that are part of a rigorous education. She talks about the project and about the academic challenges that Stanford students experience—and offers advice… Read more Learning academic resilience at Stanford
helmet

Why won't they wear bike helmets?

March 21, 2018 2:58 pm
There are an estimated 13,000 bicyclists pedaling around on the Stanford campus each day, creating an abundance of opportunities for cyclists to cross paths with fellow cyclists, motor vehicles, pedestrians—even stationary objects. Stanford Assistant Director of Active Mobility Ariadne Delon Scott talks about what parents ought to know about bike safety at Stanford. What is… Read more Why won't they wear bike helmets?
Mail

Sending mail and packages to Stanford

March 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Texting may be the fastest way to reach a Stanford student, but nothing beats a letter or a care package from home. Mail and packages for the 6,500 undergraduates living on campus, however, may work a little differently than it does elsewhere. Stanford has its own U.S. Post Office and zip code. New undergraduate students… Read more Sending mail and packages to Stanford

Cardinal Care announces rates for the 2018-19 academic year

March 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Vaden Health Center has announced the Cardinal Care rates for the 2018-2019 academic year. Cardinal Care, administered by Health Net of California, will continue as an annual coverage plan in 2018-2019. This means that acknowledgement of enrollment in the plan (or default enrollment in the absence of timely acknowledgement), OR waiver of enrollment, in a… Read more Cardinal Care announces rates for the 2018-19 academic year
Hong Kong

Stanford plans new Hong Kong overseas studies program

March 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Stanford will begin offering a new overseas study experience in Hong Kong beginning in autumn quarter 2019-20. “Given Hong Kong’s engaging political and cultural environment and its reputation as a dynamic center of global enterprise, we are thrilled to extend yet another enriching overseas option for Stanford students,” said Shawna Knauff, executive director of the… Read more Stanford plans new Hong Kong overseas studies program