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What does the Parents' Club do?

September 4, 2012 5:03 pm
Dear Stanford Parents, It’s September and back-to-school time already. Many new parents may not be familiar with the Parents’ Club, so I’d like to tell you who we are and what we do. Becoming a member is free and is a great way to become involved with Stanford. We hope you will join us. Who… Read more What does the Parents' Club do?

2012 Commencement weekend at Stanford

June 26, 2012 10:30 pm
More than 25,000 family members and friends gathered for Stanford’s 121st Commencement weekend June 14-17, 2012. The keynote of Sunday’s Commencement ceremony was an address by Stanford alumnus Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J. He spoke to the graduates who entered Stanford Stadium with the traditional Wacky Walk. Highlights on Saturday included the Baccalaureate address… Read more 2012 Commencement weekend at Stanford

Message from the Parents' Club, Spring 2012

May 9, 2012 10:25 pm
Dear Stanford Parents, It’s hard to believe, but Commencement is just around the corner! The Parents’ Club volunteers its services at Commencement, and we hope to see you there. We will be helping at President John Hennessy’s reception on Saturday afternoon, directing families to buses, the president’s receiving line and the house tour. This is… Read more Message from the Parents' Club, Spring 2012

Message from the Parents' Program, Spring 2012

May 9, 2012 10:04 pm
Congratulations to those of you with graduating seniors in the Class of 2012! I look forward to seeing many of you on campus in June and congratulating you and your students on this tremendous accomplishment. Please plan to join us for the Senior Gift Check Presentation on Friday, June 15, from 4 to 6 p.m.… Read more Message from the Parents' Program, Spring 2012

Stanford announces 2012-13 tuition

February 7, 2012 9:58 pm
The Stanford University Board of Trustees has approved a 3 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2012-13 academic year. Total undergraduate charges will increase to $54,506 for the 2012-13 academic year, including $41,250 for tuition and $12,721 for room and board. Trustees also approved a 3 percent tuition increase for general graduate, graduate engineering… Read more Stanford announces 2012-13 tuition

Initiative targets LGBT student health

January 31, 2012 9:57 pm
Stanford student affairs professionals hope the Weiland Health Initiative, a new partnership between Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the Vaden Health Center and the LGBT Community Resources Center, will improve health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and help members of the university community better understand their needs. Created in autumn quarter,… Read more Initiative targets LGBT student health

Give undergraduates the ‘gift’ of adaptive learning

January 27, 2012 10:00 pm
At Thursday’s senate meeting, faculty had their first opportunity to ask questions about the final report of the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) following a presentation by the co-chairs of the committee that produced the 128-page document. Professors Susan McConnell, Jennifer Summit, Sarah Billington, Chris Edwards, Jonathan Berger, Rob Reich and James Campbell… Read more Give undergraduates the ‘gift’ of adaptive learning

Tutoring, study skills help Stanford students solve problems

December 10, 2011 10:23 pm
Adina Glickman, associate director for academic support at the Center for Teaching and Learning, talks about Stanford’s tutoring and academic skills coaching programs, offers advice to parents and describes the university’s new Resilience Project. What tutoring does Stanford offer? Subject tutoring is offered in the residences through live-in student tutors. They live in the freshman-heavy… Read more Tutoring, study skills help Stanford students solve problems

Parents urged to talk about alcohol

December 10, 2011 9:19 pm
Parents can have more impact on their college-age children’s drinking habits than they might think. That’s the message Ralph Castro, associate director of health promotion services and assistant dean of student life, wants to impart to Stanford parents who worry that too much intervention into their children’s lives may label them dreaded “helicopter parents.” In… Read more Parents urged to talk about alcohol

Student Affairs adds new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education

December 8, 2011 9:15 pm
Stanford recently opened a new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education under the direction of Ralph Castro, associate dean of student affairs. Joining Castro are Jarreau Bowen, assistant director and education and outreach coordinator, and Angelina Cardona, assistant director and community engagement coordinator. Castro answers questions about the mission of the new office, located in… Read more Student Affairs adds new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education