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Stanford issues advisory about bacterial meningitis

February 4, 2016 3:28 pm
Several students at nearby Santa Clara University were recently diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. As a result, Stanford has issued a health advisory with information about this rare and severe illness. Bacterial meningitis is contagious, but generally is transmitted through direct exchange of respiratory and throat secretions by close personal contact, such as coughing, sharing drinks,… Read more Stanford issues advisory about bacterial meningitis
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Neuroscience pioneer is Stanford's next president

February 4, 2016 2:30 pm
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University in New York City, will become Stanford’s 11th president on Sept. 1. Tessier-Lavigne, 56, a pioneering neuroscientist, former Stanford faculty member and outspoken advocate for higher education, brings broad academic and administrative experience. Most recently, he has led The Rockefeller University, a premier biomedical research and graduate education… Read more Neuroscience pioneer is Stanford's next president
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Filmmaker Ken Burns will be Commencement speaker

January 29, 2016 1:42 pm
Emmy Award-winner Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, will be Stanford’s 2016 Commencement speaker. Stanford’s 125th Commencement Weekend is scheduled June 11 and 12. Burns will deliver the Commencement address at the university’s main ceremony in Stanford Stadium. The university’s seven schools also will hold… Read more Filmmaker Ken Burns will be Commencement speaker
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More than 3,000 visitors expected for Parents’ Weekend

January 20, 2016 2:22 pm
Stanford expects to welcome more than 3,000 visitors for Parents’ Weekend on Feb. 26 and 27. Parents who have not yet registered are encouraged to do so by Jan. 28. Please visit the Parents’ Weekend site. This year’s Parents’ Weekend will feature special programs to introduce the new Stanford Arts District, according to Elaine Enos,… Read more More than 3,000 visitors expected for Parents’ Weekend
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Stanford names new executive director for Vaden Health Center

January 19, 2016 10:57 am
James Jacobs, a medical doctor with experience in student health services, has been named the new associate vice provost for student affairs and executive director of Vaden Health Center. He will assume the position on March 7. Most recently, Jacobs has been the medical director and acting executive director for the Engemann Student Health Center… Read more Stanford names new executive director for Vaden Health Center
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Stanford launches digital humanities minor

December 11, 2015 9:59 am
By combining scientific and computational methods with interpretative and critical thinking skills, the field of digital humanities opens unprecedented doors to what scholars can achieve. This burgeoning field is attracting Stanford undergrads. In addition to taking courses in which they use digital tools, growing numbers of students are also working closely with faculty members on… Read more Stanford launches digital humanities minor
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Five answers to questions about bike safety

December 1, 2015 1:02 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—and even stationary objects. Stanford bicycle program coordinator Ariadne Delon Scott talks about what parents ought to know about bike safety at Stanford. What is the… Read more Five answers to questions about bike safety

BOSP responds to U.S. State Department travel alert

November 25, 2015 10:12 am
The following message from Ramón Saldívar was recently sent to all Bing Overseas Studies Program Winter Quarter 2015-16 students regarding the current status of BOSP Winter Quarter programs in light of the U.S. State Department’s Worldwide Travel Alert issued on November 23, 2015. Dear BOSP Students, Families, and Friends, I write in my capacity as… Read more BOSP responds to U.S. State Department travel alert
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President and provost write in support of inclusion and diversity

November 19, 2015 10:27 am
The following letter was recently issued to members of Stanford’s campus community from President Hennessy and Provost Etchemendy affirming the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. Dear Stanford Community, In the last few weeks, universities across the country have been rocked by acts of intolerance and racism. At this time of national unrest and anxiety,… Read more President and provost write in support of inclusion and diversity
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Five things to know about drinking at Stanford

November 19, 2015 10:08 am
Ralph Castro, associate dean of students and director of the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education, answers five questions about drinking at Stanford with information that all parents should know. Stanford appears to place a big emphasis on engaging parents in a discussion of drinking on campus. Why is that? That’s true. We write to… Read more Five things to know about drinking at Stanford